View Full Version : Handheld Shower Diverter in Stall Shower
02-13-2006, 07:36 PM
I want to install an optional handheld shower in a shower stall and need a 2-way diverter to switch between the handheld and the fixed shower head. Who makes such a diverter, preferably with 1/2" sweat inlet and outlets?
02-13-2006, 08:06 PM
What about just a pushbutton diverter tee at the end of the shower arm? These are available anywhere.
02-13-2006, 08:55 PM
That won't work for me, as I have to make it accessible to a person who is partially handicapped and needs to sit down in the shower. I want to install a diverter valve directly above the main control valve. I suppose I could cap off one of the outlets on a 3-way diverter.
If you are going to install it in the wall, many companies make a two way diverter, and ALL of them tell you not to cap the third outlet on a three way diverter.
02-14-2006, 08:39 AM
Can anyone recommend a specific brand or model? I failed to find one in the Delta or Kohler online catalogues. A Google search turns up hundreds of irrelevant links.
02-14-2006, 02:34 PM
By searching in Google for "2-way in-wall diverter" I found the American Standard 1660.440, which will do the job. It costs more than the Delta 1704 thermostatic control valve, probably reflecting the absence of competition in diverters.
02-14-2006, 02:48 PM
Most of the companies make them...if you don't match the brand and the style to what you have, the handle won't match, but that may not be a big factor.
02-18-2006, 03:49 PM
I'm in the process of converting my shower to ADA compliant. I was able to purchase a Delta setup for a tub/shower that is ADA compliant and just routed the tub spout outlet to the desired location to attach the wand. My plumber inspected the installation when I had him out to install my floor and shower drain in my slab. According to him it'll work fine.