Need Help - shower valve problem


Old 05-28-03, 05:54 PM
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Need Help - shower valve problem

Please help! My wife and I installed a tub/shower unit in our basement. We installed a Delta model 1343 tub/shower compensating valve unit.

Well the shower runs independent of the diverter valve - can't turn the shower off. My wife called Delta and they asked if the valve was positioned at least eight inches above the tub faucet. Since we located the valve only seven inches above the faucet they said that is what the problem is. They also asked if we had made any solder connections to the valve unit. We didn't. Their only suggestion was ti replace the shower head with one that has a valve.

Is there any other way around this? I have full access to the rear of the tub and can construct any possible labyrinth of piping that might simulate another inch in elevation. My problem is I can't figure why the valve has to be eight inches above the faucet. Anyone have a suggestion?
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Old 05-28-03, 06:25 PM
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Delta engineered it. It will only work as they designed it. If they say that it has to be a minimum of 8" above the tub faucet, then it has to be 8" above the tub faucet.
They're trying to help you, so you can do what they suggest ot re-plumb it.
Good Luck!
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