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Calling all Plumbers- diverter tub spout 3/4"

GW
GW Member Posts: 4,592
hey all what's a good tub spout w/diverter, 3/4 barely sticking out of the wall? I just looked at pex supply and nothing strikes me. Gracious.
Gary Wilson
Wilson Services, Inc
Northampton, MA
[email protected]

Comments

  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,980
    Can you take the nipple out and replace with a longer on, or are you looking for a slip on?
    steve
  • BillyO
    BillyO Member Posts: 276
    Wolverine brass should have what you need
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 18,254
    That is a common universal tub spout size. Wolverine used to make nice brass stuff, looks like plastic or die cast is more common these days.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    BillyO
  • Kohler makes nice tub spouts. The K-6855 is 1/2", but maybe they have one in 3/4". Solid brass - it weighs 2 lbs.!


    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour
    GW
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,592
    Thanks all ordered one from the local vendor, If its junky I’ll have the HO check out the Wolverine
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,592
    > @STEVEusaPA said:
    > Can you take the nipple out and replace with a longer on, or are you looking for a slip on?

    Perhaps but I don’t wanna fiddle with it, just doing this cause the man gave me a Yuge job. 4 minis and Viessmann wall hanger
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,980
    Is there something wrong with it or do they just want something different?
    steve
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,592
    80% of the water was going out the tub spout.

    I spun a new on on today, only some drips now, most all of the water is going through the shower
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,980
    That’s what I was getting at.
    Had the same problem at one of my investment properties. Complaint was running out of how water with a 5 minute shower. When showering it looked like it was full flow out the spout too. Luckily I was able to just replace the washer attached to the diverter stem.
    How’s the water quality?
    steve
    MikeL_2
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 13,901
    > @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes said:
    > Kohler makes nice tub spouts. The K-6855 is 1/2", but maybe they have one in 3/4". Solid brass - it weighs 2 lbs.!
    >
    > (Image)

    I see a ton of plastic in that picture. How is that "solid brass"?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,508
    edited July 2020
    Try holding one in your hand sometime. No pot metal or chrome plated plastic. Plastic only for parts that wear and need replacement (aerator, diverter spring).

    You will always get a dribble of water out of a diverter spout when showering. It's designed to do so to empty the column of water in the shower riser, reducing the pressure on the diverter
    and eventually allowing it to drop down into its non-diverting position. That way, you don't get a head full of water the next time you use it.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,592
    Steve it’s municipal water so it’s good enough. People are happy now.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    STEVEusaPA