Ahhh... I bought an older condo and I have a bathtub/shower. The shower head is mounted on the wall and a switch at the faucet switches between the shower and the tub. The problem? When I switch from tub...
Normally the diverter in the spout does just that. It's basically just a little door you pull up to stop water from flowing out the outlet to bathtub, and it diverts water to shower head as it has no where else to go, as the door has been shut. Think of a "T", if you have water coming in, it's going to go out both openings if nothing stopping them, and they are at same level, but when you plug lower one, the water flows up and out the other. My guess is your getting very little pressure from head when it's still coming out at tub.
NOTE: before attempting this, make sure you incoming water supply to house is shut off at valve. Anyway, those spouts are usually held on by a set screw up under bottom side of faucet near back of it, (close to tub) there should be a small slot which will probably be an allen head or philips. You back that screw out, then twist and pull and it should slide off of copper pipe. If no indication under there of a set screw then there are also those that just thread on, which requires you just turn faucet counterclockwise to remove. Replace entire piece all in one, and be done with it. Most hardware or home centers will sell just that separate. Make sure you get the one with diverter. (handle that you pull.) Clean pipe well with steel wool if it's dirty and corroded before sliding new one on, and wipe some "vaseline" on pipe to help and protect "O" ring inside spout. Slide new on on all the way and tighten set screw on underside. If threaded, clean threads, add pipe dope or teflon tape and thread it on until aligned and tight. Good Luck.
Jan 28, 2011 |