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I turned it on and there is water coming from the small pipe at the bottom of the unit. Water still comes from the shower head as normal. Sean

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  • BigGrip Sep 01, 2010

    Can you see if the plumber used white teflon tape at the pipe where the leak is coming from?

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What unit are you talking about?

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  • comeonyougre Sep 01, 2010

    Hi - sorry i thought I put all info! It is a Triton T80i...

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When i hooked up a delta faucet for a handicap tub i had to put it on the right side of the wall so that the older guy could reach the handle to turn the water on and he wanted the shower head closer


Not usually, but there should be an inverter or other unit to activate the shower. Often it is in the tub outlet and blocks the tub outlet to force water up the shower pipes. If there is no such or if it is just not working you may need to run the piping up to a sufficient height and then back down to the shower head to create enough pressure resistance if it is as you say, requiring a specific height of pipe to get a specific back pressure. But there also needs to be a mechanism to force the water up the shower pipe. Look up Delta on the web and get a phone number as there will be someone at Delta that can fully advise you about this.

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There is a little rubber O-ring seal inside the connection from the shower hose to the shower unit, Check this is now missing and if it is you will have to find a replacement.

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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.

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We have Delta brand tub/shower fixtures, the one handle kind. The problem is that water comes out of both the tub faucet and the shower head, even though the shower is not turned on. This happens every...


You need to replace the tub diverter/spout. There are two kinds, I hope you have the kind with
an allen head set screw on the bottom side of the spout near the shower wall. These are super
easy to replace ! Loosen the set screw, twist the spout a little and it should slide off. When installing
the new spout, smear some vaseline on the copper pipe sticking out, this will help seal the new O rings in the spout.

The other kind of spout has pipe threads in it. They can be a little more tricky. I got called to a
house one time. The plastic female threads on the spout cracked when the plumber installed it.
The water ran down the inside of the wall and did damage down stairs. The leak could not be seen
until the sheet rock down stairs fell down from being soaked. You need to put some pipe dope on the threads, then tighten the spout on by hand, so as not to scratch it with a pump pliers.

I hope this helps !

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the water deverter that makes water come out the shower head is probably in need of repair. or replaced.

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The overflow pipe is a pressure relief device which is a small rubber ball that get's ejected when the water pressure inside the shower is too high. You will need to get a spare part to replace this. These generally operate because the showerhose is in poor condition and has collapsed internally, or the showerhead has become clogged up so check these things first.
Good luck.

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Water does not come from the shower head


Hi,
If your showre head has an external adjustment (usually on the face of the head) make sure that it is opened. Shower saver type valves have a push button on the pipe from the wall to the showerhead, usually close to or are a part of the showerhead. Make sure that it is opened, if you have one. Once done, remove the shower head and turn the water on. If you get water, look into the shower head. Most come with a water restrictor and it can come out of position and block the passage of water. The restrictors can vary in appearance, but usually they consist of a rubber washer and plastic disc, and are in the back of the showerhead where it unscrews from the piping from the wall. If you can get water without the shower head on, but no water through the showerhead, you can take it apart and look for restrictions or just replace it. If you cannot get water after all that, the problem is in your faucet or piping. Most Delta single handled faucets that I'm familiar with have a spring and cup washer valving arrangement. Those equipped with scald gard are somewhat more difficult to work on. Parts are available from H/Depot, Lowe's and similar. Hopefully the problem is in the showerhead proper, and not in the valve.
Best 'o luck, --W/D--

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Water pressure to main hose has ceased, with water now pouring out of a small outlet pipe at bottom of unit next to fixing for main hose.


Sounds like your outlet at the top has clogged with grit/dirt. Turn the shower off, remover the entire shower head hose from its base (where it screws into the wall or pipe. Turn water back on. If you get a steady flow (as you should) the problem is isolated to the shower head/hose. Detach the shower head from the hose and clean the screen inside, attach hose back on first, try water again, if this flows then your blockage is in the head itself. After removing and cleaning the screen inside the shower head, reattach and run water, this should fix your problem, if not, you may need a new shower head. If the water will not flow to the outlet pipe alone, either your shower switch is broken or you have a serious plumbing problem.

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