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  • #61
    Re: Shower and spigot both on

    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
    While it may have less friction loss, in this distance it should be so close to copper that it's a canceling factor.

    I don't think Moen ever made a valve requiring an aspiration ell. Could be wrong.

    Upside down, maybe.

    But I'm willing to be that they don't have the proper distance on the tub drop and/or they used PEX piping on the drop. Being that PEX has insert type fittings it is often enough to cause enough restriction to back up the shower pipe.

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    Peter, peter, peter.

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    • #62
      Re: Shower and spigot both on

      Originally posted by PeterPeterPeter View Post

      note.
      I put a small shutoff on the shower head (no problem)
      Tons of valuable information was just wasted on this thread

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      • #63
        Re: Shower and spigot both on

        Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
        Tons of valuable information was just wasted on this thread
        Nuff said
        sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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        • #64
          Re: Shower and spigot both on

          Well someone got what they paid for!

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          • #65
            Re: Shower and spigot both on

            I agree. Either upside down or in the case of it being a slightly older Positemp model the shower port used to have a small venturi in it and sometimes they fell out in shipment especially in bulk pack. You can tell if it's upside down if the notch on the valve is facing down.

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            • #66
              Re: Shower and spigot both on

              Originally posted by PeterPeterPeter View Post
              Here are some picts...

              -The entire bath area
              -Divertor
              -MOEN model (new one I got)
              -Front flower bed (no reason)

              Ideas?
              Your shower riser and tub spout should have been piped in 1/2" copper not pex. As Rick said, you will never be able to install a door because of valve possition. Pex is OK for hot and cold supply.

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              • #67
                Re: Shower and spigot both on

                If you used PEX or CPVC from the valve to the spout....your installation instructions say NOT to do that, because it will cause this problem.

                Also, as mentioned, if the pressure in your house is on the high side, it will tend to do that.

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                • #68
                  Re: Shower and spigot both on

                  did you try running the water thru the tub spout pipe without the spout attached? Just curious. and all the talk about the pex adaptor in the valve makes sense because the are smaller than the ID of copper pipe.
                  ANYONE CAN TAKE THE HELM WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

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                  • #69
                    Re: Shower and spigot both on



                    Is that gas line teflon tape on the joints? It looks yellow.
                    ANYONE CAN TAKE THE HELM WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

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