How far should tub spout be from shower valve?

The ideal distance between the tub spout and shower valve is six to 11 inches. Are you now wondering how to rough in your shower over the tub? Know that the tub spout should sit about four inches above the tub’s rim.

Where should a shower diverter be placed?

Typically the diverter is installed around 10-15″ above the mixing valve control but in fact it doesn’t even have to be installed on the same wall! Some people choose to install the diverter just inside the shower door for easy access.

What is a diverting tub spout?

A bath and shower diverter is a device that diverts the flow of water either toward the tub spout (i.e., to the bathtub) or toward the showerhead. This product is commonly found in bathtubs equipped with a showerhead, such as in residential bathrooms and private commercial restrooms found in hotels.

What is a non diverting tub spout?

1. Diverter or Non-Diverter. A diverter tub spout will have a lift rod that you pull up and push down on to divert the water between the showerhead and tub spout. A non-diverter tub spout will not have a lift rod (generally, used in a tub only or a three handle tub and shower configuration).

What is the distance between shower valve and diverter?

The minimum recommended distance from pressure balance valve to diverter • valve is 8” (203.2 MM). Refer to table for the installation distance from the center of the diverter valve outlet port to finished wall.

Why does water come out of my shower head and the spout at the same time?

Most likely you are experiencing “shower-rise,” where the water can’t get out of the spout as fast as it flows through the valve. This causes the water to back up and come out the shower head.

How many inches should tub spout be above tub?

If the faucet and spout are combined, the faucet should be positioned so that the bottom of the spout is at least two inches above the rim of the tub. If the faucet and spout are separate, like in a combination tub and shower, the faucet should be placed somewhere between twelve and eighteen inches above the tub’s rim.

Why does water come out of tub faucet when shower is on?

If you get water out of a tub spout when the shower is running, then there is something wrong with the diverter. Most faucets use either a diverter or a third handle in the center of the faucet to change the direction of the water up to the shower head.

How far should shower head be from valve?

Distance Between Fittings

In a shower stall with a head set at 72 inches and a valve set at 48 inches, the piping between the fittings is 24 inches, or 2 feet. In a tub with a head at 72 inches and a valve at 28 inches, the space between the fittings is 44 inches, or 3 feet 8 inches.

How do you use a tub spout adapter?

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Quote from Youtube video: Until it's nice and snug. You don't want to tighten it too much because then you're going to start making holes in your copper. Then you'll take the tub spout. Slide it over that and just thread it.

What is a slip fit connection on a tub spout?

A slip-fit spout has an internal assembly that slips over a copper pipe. The spout has an opening on the bottom side where a setscrew is tightened to hold the spout onto the copper pipe. A slip-fit spout does not contain threads.

How does a pull down diverter tub spout work?

The diverter pulls down easily, and seals perfectly (no leaking water out of the spout while the shower is on). When the water is turned off, the decreased pressure lets the diverter automatically pop back up, so the next time you turn the water on you don’t get an unintentional shower.

Should shower valve be centered with drain?

If you center the shower head with the drain, you might end up blocking the drain with your feet while you’re under the shower. It’s better to place the drain in the corner of the showering enclosure. This will allow the water from every direction to flow down into the drain.

What’s the difference between a diverter shower and a mixer shower?

Diverter get concealed inside wall where the spout and the lever (knob) are different parts unlike wall mixer. Since all the functional parts get concealed in wall, there’s only an aluminum sheet with lever, spout and overhead shower visible. The spout of diverter is generally installed 18” from flooring.

What is the difference between a diverter valve and a transfer valve?

The main difference between a diverter and a transfer valve is how they direct the water supply. Diverters switch the flow of water between a tub and shower—either the showerhead or the tub faucet gets the water flow. Transfer valve sends water to multiple outlets at the same time.

How do you divert water from tub to shower?

Pull on the ring underneath the faucet where the water flows. If it is hard for you to pull at the ring with the water flowing, shut it off then pull on the ring. This should redirect the flow of water to the shower head.

What does a shower diverter look like?

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Quote from Youtube video: Comes in from the left cold. Water from the right the two are mixed in the valve. And will either go up to the showerhead or down to a tub spout a diverter directs which way the water goes.

Can I use a tub and shower valve for shower only?

Can a tub and shower faucet be used just for a shower? Although it is easier and more cost effective to use a fixture designed with only a shower head control, you can use a tub and shower faucet in a shower-only installation.

What is a 3 way shower diverter valve?

The three-way diverter allows you to alternate between any of your selected shower outputs by directing the water from the shower head to each additional accessory, one at a time. The diverter will not adjust the water temperature or turn the water off or on.

Is there a difference between a shower valve and a tub shower valve?

The biggest difference between a dedicated bath shower faucet and a tub and shower faucet is that a true shower faucet doesn’t come from the factory with an outlet for both a showerhead and a tub spigot.