Loose Shower Faucet Fixtures and Divertor that fell out

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Old 12-14-19, 11:07 AM
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Loose Shower Faucet Fixtures and Divertor that fell out

So the diverter fell out of our guest shower a while ago and I am just getting to dealing with it.

The concern I have right now is that my fixtures seem awfully loose and was wondering how I fix it. Below is a link to the video showing how loose they are:

https://youtu.be/zKZ2tiwvWaA

As for the Diverter....will I probably have to get a new faucet?

Thanks for any suggestions!!
 
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Old 12-14-19, 11:40 AM
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Take the two screws out of the faucet trimplate to see behind it. The valve may be able to be refastened.
The spout is a bit harder to refasten. It should have a drop ear fitting on it that is attached to the framing with two screws. Sometimes nails are used. Sometimes only one screw is used.

Do you have a shower head too ? Is it loose ?

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Where is the diverted that you are talking about?
Is it just part of the spout?

Can you get at the back of the showers plumbing?
 
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Here's a picture of the diverter that fell out.

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The loose diverter is not related to all the loose plumbing. The diverter is integral to the spout.
Look under the spout for a setscrew holding it on.
 
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So yeah the diverter and the loose fixtures we're always two separate issues, but I think I am an idiot. So I just rotated the faucet to the right a few times and it tightened up to the stall wall. Still here is a video and and picture when I took the plate off. Does all this look normal? It doesn't look like the pipe is attached to the wall.


https://youtu.be/zKZ2tiwvWaA

 
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Yes.... it's fastened...... just not well fastened. There is a fitting in there like the picture I posted. Sometimes they use nails to hold it in place...... sometimes one screw. This is a very common problem usually caused by an uncaring or sloppy installer.
 
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Is it worth trying to fix now that I was able to remove the excess play on the faucet? It seems lik it might be a pain to get through that black plastic plate thing around the shower handle
 
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On many units the cylinder on the faucet can also be turned to tighten it to the cover.
 
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