Tips for the shower diverter valve

Posted by Nich Crump on December 3rd, 2019

A shower diverter valve is perhaps an essential part of a bathtub shower system. This is a two-way valve that attempts to control the flow of water from the bathtub or shower head.

There are two types of shower diverter valve:

It has a type of bleeding switch that is pulled or pushed to control the flow of water.

Also, there is a type of handle that rotates to control the valve.

When looking for a bath and best quality shower valves, it is vital to consider the style of the shower accessory for which it is designed and the solidity. You need a valve that can continue to function for quite some time.

A diverter valve may be in the shower nozzle of some showers, and you may need to replace the entire nozzle at a certain point. Other shower taps will have a diverter valve for a third water control handle, and this would be located between the handles for hot and cold water. This implies that you would remove an old diverter valve to install a newly prepared new one, very similar to when repairing a spigot leak.

DIY tips for shower diverter valve repair

If you have a diverter in the spout, you will start by evacuating the screw used to hold the spout in the tub. If there is no screw in the base, you can wrap the nozzle with a little cloth, adjust the torque of the pipe and turn the bath nozzle counterclockwise to remove it from the water pipe.

The subsequent stage is to install the replacement nozzle in the water pipe in the same area of ​​the diverter, using the procedure used to remove the old nozzle. You can screw a plastic connector into the spout opening before installing it if the new spout opening is too large for the pipe.

For a handle shower diverter valve

Close the main water valve to close the water supply in the house. Turn on the shower to dispense with any pressure in the water pipes.

Remove the small upper part in the middle of the shower diverter control handle. They can use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw from under the top, and after that, you would take out the handle of the device. Use pliers to unscrew the nuts or parts of the valve stem connector. Needle nose pliers can remove any metal clasp or sticks.

Slide the accessory handle over the stem valve and then turn counterclockwise to remove the valve from the waterline. Another valve could now be wrong in the pipe, and the handle turned clockwise to the point where it is safe.

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