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Thread: Handheld Shower Diverter in Stall Shower

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    Default Handheld Shower Diverter in Stall Shower

    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?

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    What about just a pushbutton diverter tee at the end of the shower arm? These are available anywhere.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    Thumbs up Handheld diverter

    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.

    Chris

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