Re: Water Coming out of Both Shower Faucet and Shower Head
Do you know what the pressure of the water coming in to your house is?
If it is too high (over 60 PSI), what can happen is the water flow is greater than what the spout can handle, so some water is forced up the standpipe and out the showerhead.
Your local hardware or home improvement store should have a pressure gauge that attaches to a hose faucet; it's inexpensive. You might find it among the irrigation parts. Measure the pressure when no water is running; this is the static pressure.
If the static pressure is over 60 PSI, I recommend installing a pressure reducing valve (aka regulator) on the incoming water line and adjusting it to 60 PSI.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.