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Old 02-12-2019, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Lavatory faucet and shower diverter

I would like to replace our shower head with one that has a shut off valve but it seems not possible to keep the faucet integrated diverter in the shower position without water flowing.

Here's what I would like to do:

1. Close the shower head shut off valve
2. Adjust water temperature using the faucet
3. Switch the diverter to shower head
4. Use the shower head shut off valve to control water flow

However, 3. doesn't seem possible if shut off valve is closed.

What is your experience? Any tips?
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #2
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I believe the water flow is what keeps the diverter valve open and it shuts automatically when there is no flow, at least that is how it worked on a previous coach we had. We now have a separate handheld sprayer with a single handle control much like a home shower instead of incorporated in the faucet. I think to accomplish what you want to do you would need to change to a similar unit.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:35 PM   #3
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I do step 1 then 3 then turn taps on then step 4. I have to hold the diverter pull up while turning the taps on. There's no drip from this particular shower head and I know where to set the 1/4 turn taps for temperature with minor adjustment later.
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Sounds complicated.
The alternative is to install a tempering valve (which you should have for safety reasons anyway). You can then adjust it so that the hot water is always at your preferred shower temperature. No adjustment needed.
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Sounds complicated....
that's funny!

I do like the tempering valve idea
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