shower head

Old 01-25-09, 10:51 AM
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shower head

I had a new tub spout installed by a plumber. Ever since when I turn tub water on, the cold water streams from the showerc head, if it is turned on full force. Only when the cold water is on,not the hot. I have a brand new divertor,the plumber is saying the angle is the reason the cold water leaks. This does not sound right to me. Is the plumber taking advantage of me because I am a single senior ?Can someone help me ?
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Old 01-25-09, 11:26 AM
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No...something is not right...not a plumber, but I know when things should work correctly.
Don't get the angle not right thing...angle of what?

Sounds like you have a 2 or 3 handle valve? How far are the handles above the tub spout? How far is the shower arm above the handles? Do you have a knob on the spout to lift and direct water to the shower (not if you have a 3 handle of course).
Old 01-25-09, 11:43 AM
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the only ways i know of to get this problem is if you have a big time difference in pressure between the hot and cold, a problem in your valve or your hot water system or a problem with the piping to the spout but not the spout itself

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