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Question DetailsAsked on 8/7/2014

Shower is leaking out of spigot flap is broken how much to fix?

In other words I get as much or more water coming from my shower spigot below then out of the shower itself due to the flap that switches it over. I need a price on how much you think it will cost. My husband usually does all this but he has cancer and is just too sick to fix it.

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The part you're referring to is called a "diverter" or "diverter valve". It sounds like you have the kind that's built into the spout rather than another knob -- in addition to the hot/cold knob/knobs-- on the shower wall. You need a new spout. This doesn't require many tools, isn't expensive, and it can be bought at a hardware store or home center. If you need to have a plumber do it, it shouldn't cost much more than his/her minimum charge for the visit plus the cost of the spout. The retail price for a spout ranges from less than $20 to as much as you want to spend. They can _literally_ be gold plated . . .


If you want to fix it yourself, This Old House online has a step-by-step guide. There are also YouTube videos illustrating the process.

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