shower diverter valve is now hard to activate

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Dmitri, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri Guest

    . . . after I replaced the showerhead with a showerholder with a metal hose
    and a handshower. I have one of those Delta tub faucets with a diverter
    actuator handle at the end of the tap: pull it up for the shower - down for
    the tub. With water at full pressure, it is now much harder (but still
    possible) to pull the handle up for the shower. I also need to apply more
    pressure to force it back into the tub position. With water at half the
    pressure - no problem. I suspect because of my shower installation, it is
    harder to force the water to shift from the tub to the shower position, but
    I do not understand why.

    I removed small o-ring mesh filter, check valve, and flow restricter from
    the shower unit. I think it got a bit better but not by much. I still need
    to see what happens if I disconnect the metal hose form the showerholder
    base - it is a bit tricky and I am not up to this challenge at the moment.

    I would appreciate an advice.

    Thanks.

    Dmitri
     
    Dmitri, Jan 19, 2005
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