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 Diverter question
Author: shally000 (LA)

I have a question about diverter valves, if anyone would be kind enough to answer.
I am a layperson trying to choose a tub and shower trim and valve set for a complete bathroom remodel. The plumbing is exposed right now so we can pretty much do whatever we need to without breaking into the walls.

I'm looking at an American Standard set that has a showerhead, mixer valve with diverter and spout. I want to add a handheld. I think I want to add a separate diverter valve and trim on its own, so that I can switch back and forth between the three things-shower, spout and handheld. Can I add that separate diverter if the mixer valve has a diverter or if the spout has one? In other words if the spout, say, comes with a diverter valve, will it conflict if I add the separate 3 way one as a separate handle? I'm thinking I'll need a 3 way shared one if I want to run more than one thing at a time.

Also, any random thoughts, info, warnings would be appreciated regarding this type of installation.

Skill level is pretty good but mostly basic stuff. Trying to upgrade but it can get confusing.

Thanks

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 Re: Diverter question
Author: packy (MA)

you will want an american standard mixing valve, shower only type.
it has a hot in, a cold in and a blended water out ports.
from the blended water out port you run one pipe to a 4 way diverter valve.
the 4 way has.. an inlet port which accepts the blended water from the shower valve and 3 outlet ports.
each of the outlet ports can be selected by rotating a handle.
one port to a shower head
one port to a hand held
one port to a tub spout.
there are many type diverters. the sponsor sells this type.
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 Thank you! :)
Author: shally000 (LA)

Thank you!



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