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Old 10-06-2008, 07:27 AM  
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:12 AM  
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Sorry to necro-bump this thread guys, but I'm in this same predicament; my bathtub spout leaks when the shower is on. I can fill a few buckets full of water in one shower! It's kind of out of control. My tub spout is the kind that threads onto a pipe and has no diverter control. The diverter control is a knob higher up on the wall. Do I have to take that knob off to get to the diverter?



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Old 03-31-2011, 09:20 AM  
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Your problem is probably quite different from that of the original poster.

While your diverter valve may be leaking there are many other places that the problem could also be including stem packings, the riser, and the shower arm where it connects to the riser. Another possibility is also the sealing of the walls and escutcheons against water from the shower.

In any case you should stop collecting buckets of water and get the leak fixed before your floor rots out and the tub lands in the basement.

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So if the tub spout is leaking, then it's likely that something inside the wall may be as well? Good point! I will look into it.

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Rereading this you are saying that water is coming out of the tub spout while the shower is selected?

The diverter valve needs to be replaced/repaired.

I thought you were talking about it leaking elsewhere...

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Rereading this you are saying that water is coming out of the tub spout while the shower is selected?
Yes, that's what I'm saying. Can I find the diverter valve behind the knob on the wall that controls it?
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Yes but repairs are usually accomplished under the handle without opening the wall up...

Do you know what kind of valve you have? If not post a picture of it...

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Redwood, I went ahead and opened everything up. Didn't have the right wrench so I got one for $6 at Lowes. Once I pulled the diverter out, it was obvious that I had some cracked gaskets. Replaced them for $0.79 and everything is fixed now!

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Is this the same thing to do with a pull down faucet? Mine is cheap plastic and the water control is not a hot and a cold. It is a rotatin temp. control above the faucet.



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