What is a 3-way shower diverter valve?

What is a 3-way shower diverter valve?

3-way diverter controls water flow between three shower outlets. Set includes diverter, valve, 2 brass plugs, escutcheon and metal lever handle.

How does a 3-way shower valve work?

A three-valve shower has three different handles that you turn to open or close the valves. One handle opens the hot water valve, one opens the cold water valve, and the third (generally in the middle of the temperature valves) diverts the water into the spigot or up to the shower head.

How do 3-way diverter valves work?

The three-way diverter allows you to alternate between any of your selected shower outputs by directing the water from the shower head to each additional accessory, one at a time. The diverter will not adjust the water temperature or turn the water off or on. All rough-in work should be completed by a professional.

What is the difference between a 3 setting and 6 setting diverter?

The answer will determine which Shower Control Diverter you need. Remember, if you want a shower system with 3 peripheral spray outlets you will need a 6-setting diverter. If you want a shower system with 2 peripheral spray outlets you will need a 3-setting diverter.

Why does my shower head and faucet run at the same time?

Most likely you are experiencing “shower-rise,” where the water can’t get out of the spout as fast as it flows through the valve. This causes the water to back up and come out the shower head.

What is a 3 way shower mixer?

A three way shower valve will control three outlets for example an over head shower, a side shower and a bath filler. These valves will allow you to run two of the three or all three outlets together depending on the manufacturer, each outlet will also be able to be run independently.

What does a 6 setting diverter do?

The 6 setting allow you to control each spray individually, or any combination of 2 spray groups at the same time. The body sprays will be plumbed on a pressure loop and function together as a unit. The tub spout does not connect to the diverter in any way.

Why is water coming out of faucet when shower is on?

The most common reason is that there is something restricting the water flow to the spout (for example, solder or something lodged in the pipe). Something is impeding the flow of water to the spout and causing it to back up and go out of the shower head.

What is the difference between 2 way and 3 way shower valve?

A 2-way valve is any type of valve with two ports: an inlet and an outlet port, typically labelled A and AB respectively. With two ports, the valve passes the water in one direction only. 3-way valves have three ports, labelled A, B, and AB. With three ports, the 3-way valve passes the water in two directions.