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Old 06-01-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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What do you call the thing you pull up to stop the bathwater and force it out the showerhead? And how do you replace it?

Never mind. I found it. Shower diverter, and I have to replace the spout.
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/askt...610794,00.html

Last edited by sll3454; 06-01-2010 at 08:39 PM.. Reason: found the answer
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Right. The "on faucet" diverter is by far the most common, though there are a few where it's part of the mechanism.

The good news is that, most likely, it's simply a matter of unscrewing the old faucet and replacing it with a new one. Remember... Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty. You'll do fine.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I've replaced a seal on those once but i guess the best approach is to replace the whole thing since youre already uninstalling the spout
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