Had the shower re-done about 6 months ago. When filling a bath a small
amount of water comes out of the shower head. The slower I fill the
bath, the more water comes out the head. Any ideas? Thanks.
I'm assuming that when the OP wrote, "The slower I fill the
bath, the more water comes out the head," he was describing turning a
diverter valve lever below the main valve, it looks like there's one
partially hidden by the handle in his photo.
If it's been happening since he had the shower redone then he should get
on the back of whoever he paid to do that work and get him to make it
right. It may just turn out to be something not quite right with the
Or, he may have unusually high water pressure in his home, and no
pressure regulator, in which case installing one could solve his problem.
I've seen situations where the pipe going up to the shower head from the
valve had to be extended several feet above the the head and looped back
down to prevent that kind of problem.
Lots of things to check, but the guy who did the work should fix it.
One more thought, if he can't get the installer to fix it he could
always buy one of those little chrome flow adjusting valves and install
it just behind the shower head. One like this:
It'd be a bit of a pain to remember to turn it off when filling the bath
and on when showering, but lots less work than having to tear the walls
up to replace something defective or incoreectly installed.
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