When the shower is on there is water also coming from the tub spout. This also reduces the water pressure for the shower. The building is a multi level apartment building. Would appreciate any advice.
Plumber111: My spouts must be broke because they do not leak while in shower mode. Delta!
Handle is on wall. Quite a bit of water comes from the tub spout when shower is on.
Might just need to rebuild the diverter.
Hackney, I've seem many from many brands that leak some. Even when new.
I just don't consider some leakage necessarily an immediate rebuild recommendation. Maybe that's what I was trying to get across.
Now a question where I might learn something. If say...a Delta push button diverter does not leak, how does it release after turning the valve off?
Age of building is 12 years which is when all the fittings were installed. I think it is a Delta, same as kitchen fittings. Can't see any name.
Same for a kitchen faucet with side spray. When you push the spray button it should shut ALL the water off to the spout. It shouldn't even drip under normal water pressure.....if its on the high side it can drip a bit but never should be a stream.
Last edited by Hackney plumbing; 02-26-2012 at 09:04 AM.
Keep in mind also its not like plumbing spouts are anywhere near perfect pieces of precision made products.......most of them are junk. I get what your saying about some of them leak and I agree they do. Its not a requirement tho and it is totally wasted water. I just had a service call where it leaked so much it was making the water pool up around the person feet because it hit the drain perfect and the shower had a high flow rate. 6 gpm.
Many diverter spouts are "supposed" to drip so they can reset before the next shower. Spring loaded ones such as the Delta and Moen internal diverters or Delta's pull down diverter will reset against the pressure so they can seal tightly.
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