Building a shower using this valve. want to use 4 Body sprays- D50150SS on one 17T valve. I'm concerned about flow/pressure if 7gpm at 60 psi. the Delta sprays are rated 2 gpm each. I don't yet know street pressure. if 60 psi, will this work? 70 psi?
Thank you for your question. To add the Delta Body Sprays 50150-SS you would need to also install the R11000 3/6-Setting Diverter Rough-In Valve. The flow rate will be primarily determined by the main valve and trim that you use (R10000 + 13/14, 17, or 17T trim). The approximate maximum flow rate from the diverter valve at 60 PSI is:
14 series - 5.8 GPM 17 series - 5.9 GPM 17T series - 7.3 GPM
With R10000-UNBXHF (High-Flow):
14 series - 6.3 GPM 17 series - 6.6 GPM 17T series - 8.6 GPM
At 80 PSI the flow rate is increased by approximately 1 GPM.
These are the maximum total flow rates from the diverter valve in a shared position.
The maximum flow from an individual diverter port is limited to 5 to 6 gallons per minute, depending on pressure and the trim series chosen.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Why can PEX not be used for the tub down spout? Even with a PEX drop-ear, it's still a no go? Is it because if the constant pressure from switching to shower mode?
Hello, KahnArtist! Thank you for your question. The drop from the valve to the tub spout must be 1/2" copper or galvanized pipe. Other types of piping, such as PEX, have a different internal diameter. This affects how the water flows through the pipe and can cause back pressure, which may cause water to flow from the shower head when the tub spout diverter is not engaged.
Date published: 2018-04-22
T14497-LHP H797SS 58467-SS WATCO 38190-NB push pull trim kit
How can I increase the water flow? Is there a water restrictor / screen that can be cleaned / removed?
Thank you for your question, Allan. The 58467-SS has a flow rate of 2.5 GPM at 60 PSI. You can measure the flow by running the water into a bucket for 1 minute. Please check for debris at the shower arm connection as this can cause reduced flow. We do not recommend removing or modifying the flow restrictor.
The flow rate from the tub spout or shower arm with a 14 series cartridge will be approximately 5.8 GPM at 60 PSI. If you get reduced flow here, please try flushing the valve according to the How-To Video linked below.
Date published: 2017-12-14
What is the meaning of "Universal?"
I have purchased one of these valves and want to use a trim kit by another maker. Is this valve compatible with other faucet makers? Do valve cartidges usually come with the trim kits?
Thank you for your question. This valve is only designed to work with Delta trim kits. The cartridge will be included with the trim kit.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Do I need a diverter valve?
If I install this rough-in valve to be used for a shower and tub, do I need a diverter valve? If I do require a diverter, can you recommend a product to be used with this valve?
Also, if I don't require a diverter valve, how can I switch from tub to shower flow?
Thank you for your question. The tub and shower trim kit will include a diverter tub spout, which will allow you to divert water to the shower head. No additional valve is needed.
Date published: 2017-05-26