What types and how many rough in valves will I need?
I am installing two fixed shower heads, a handheld, a rain shower, and 2 sets of body sprays (3 each with different on/off controls) in my master bath. I was told that one R10000 UNBX valve and one R11000 3/6 diverter would be sufficient. However, my plumber advised that would not work and its better to have more diverters because when I want to run multiple items at once, the pressure will be extremely low where I will be getting only drops of water.
I want to be able to run a max of 3 items at one time without any water flow/pressure loss. What types and how many rough in valves will I need?
Thank you for your question. To install your two fixed shower heads, a handheld, a rain shower, and 2 sets of body sprays you would need two of the Delta MultiChoice Rough-In Valve R10000-UNHF and two of the Delta Delta 3 / 6-Setting Diverter Rough-In Valves R11000.
Date published: 2017-04-10
I am doing wall shower on right rain shower on top and wall shower on left . I am confused why do I have to cap right for three function
if i ca right side as it says on the valve how do i install my hand shower on right>
Thank you for your question. You will only need to cap the right side of the valve if you will be using a 3-setting trim kit. For your set up, you will need to use a 6-setting trim kit and will not have to cap the valve.
Date published: 2016-06-27
R11000 GPM Flow Rate
I want to install (4) body jets and need to ensure the flow rate from the diverter is as high as possible. I will use a 6 setting cartridge/trim. What is the GPM of this unit at 60 and 80 PSI of water pressure: 1) when water is dedicated to one port; and 2) when water is shared between two ports?
Thank you for your question. 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: 2018-01-16
I am installing an R11000 diverter and only want to have a fixed shower head and a hand held. Do i use the top and left side outlets on the R11000 and plug the right outlet? Which cartridge do I need to run the fixed shower head and the hand independently
Thank you for your question, David! In order to use an R11000 diverting valve for a shower head and hand shower, you will need to cap the right port and use either a 3-setting RP51918 cartridge that has two individual settings and one shared setting or the RP71717 non-shared cartridge which offers two individual settings only.
Best regards, Edward
Date published: 2019-01-02
The mounting instructions are very unclear, how deep from the finished tile surface does the diverter need to be set?
Mounting a stringer along the back plane of the studs seems to leave the housing out too far for the trim plate to sit flush
The instructions that COME with the diverter are clear, they are just wrong. They say 3 1/4" inches from stringer to finished wall which means you'd need to use a pretty thin stringer. That would also mean the inlet wouldn't align with the outlet of the R10000 valve below it if you were mounting the diverter above which is common. The instructions confused the heck out of me as well which is why I took to the internet. The instructions here online say 2 3/4" inch from stringer to finished wall. Aha! Makes much more sense. Hey Delta, you do cite the finished wall thickness has a pretty big degree of thicknesses it's compatible with, but being a half inch off on a mounting depth is pretty bad. Was that just a typo? I'm mounting the R10000 and R11000 both to 2x4 stringers in a standard depth 2x4 wall space with 1/2" Durock backer board and 1/4" thick tile with ~1/8 inch of thinset / roll on sealer in between them. My measurements put everything exactly where it needs to be...
Date published: 2016-04-13
I am purchasing your R11000 Diverter Valve and need to know where I would find matching trim kits for this? Need part#s or a location on your web site to find possible solutions.
Thank you for your question. You can find the Diverter trim kits here:
Once you get to the link, click 'Type' and click 'Water Diverters'. This will filter out all Diverter trim kits that work with the R11000 Diverter valve assembly.
Date published: 2018-04-12
I am building a custom shower in our new home. I would like to have 2 independent rain heads. A regular shower head. 4 Body sprays on one circuit, and a hand shower. What would be the best arraingment of valves to make this work. Thanks in advance.
Hi there Bill,
Thank you for your question. To install your 2 independent raincan shower heads, a regular shower head, 4 Body sprays on one circuit, and a hand shower you would need two of the Delta MultiChoice Rough-In Valve R10000-UNHF and two of the Delta Delta 3 / 6-Setting Diverter Rough-In Valves R11000.
Date published: 2018-05-02