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 shower diverter pull-up
Author: robin1375 (IA)

Is it possible to buy a different shower diverter pull-up piece or do you have to buy the whole faucet? Im asking because i had a clawfoot tub installed with faucet. However, shower piece on faucet was broke, so another similar one cost $250. so,looking at some other options & found one that i like except for the cheesey pull-up diverter is plain & wondered if you could swap it or are you stuck with it? Porcelain/chrome would match the look im going for...thanks for any feedback! =)

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Greetings Robin. Can you help us to help you? What brand of faucet do you have? Can you post a picture of it here? This way, we can help you to answer your question.

Best Wishes

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

No one likes pull-up diverters, except the valve manufacturers because is simplifies inventory issues on the tub valves.

Some of the better quality spouts are Delta brand and Kohler. Only Kohler might have one with some porcelain trim.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: hj (AZ)

IOf the diverter is in the faucet, then you are stuck with whatever the company makes.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: hj (AZ)

Clawfoot tubs do NOT typically have a generic "pull up diverter spout".

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

simply stated you remove the spout and find a new one with the same threads or an adapter for the threads.should not be a big deal on any american made older valve.given the removal does not tare up the mixer.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: robin1375 (IA)

Picture of faucet wwith generic shower diverter pull-up

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

you just buy a whole new valve.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: hj (AZ)

There is NOTHING "generic" about that diverter. It is specific to that faucet and is a part of it. Unless you are very lucky finding parts, and I would not bet on you finding them, a new faucet may be necessary. That is the "cheapest" leg tub diverter faucet you could have, and therefore they seldom have replacement parts for it.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

WOW>>...I thought we were talking about high end stuff, not the mobile home version you have.

That faucet is not code legal on a new tub. Clearly you did not have a permit or inspection on the job. You will not find any parts.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: robin1375 (IA)

WOW>what are you talking about? Its a $900 Clawfoot tub with this "cheap" faucet being $80 to replace the $250 one, dont lose any sleep about the permits & if its up to code, i came on this site for advice not to waste my time with rude judgemental people. And its not a mobile home...guess u dont know much huh?

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: hj (AZ)

That faucet IS used mainly in mobile homes, and if you paid $80.00 for it, they saw you coming. Mobile homes are under their own plumbing codes which is why THAT faucet is used in their tubs, but it is NOT legal for a residence and has NOT been for over 80 years.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: cheleway (TX)

I'm curious as to why that faucet isn't legal. Can you explain further? Thanks.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: jerco (MD)

Nowadays, the spout has to be above the flood level of the tub in order to make back siphoning of dirty tub water an impossibility.

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 Re: shower diverter pull-up
Author: hj (AZ)

As your mother would have told you, "Because we said so!" The faucet has to have a "gooseneck spout" which curves up above the rim of the tub.



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