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Got this for convenient water change for my aquarium. Paired with "Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2" NPT Female Disconnect 1/2" Barb" and 1/2" hose makes my water changes fast, efficient and effortless. Highly recommend this sturdy and quality Shower Arm Diverter for Hand Shower!
It was a great good quality product, but I wanted one where both my shower heads could run at full blast. My hand held has an off switch, so I did not need the switch on this. I wanted them both to run at once sometimes. This one turns on one or the other. Only one at a time will run. I needed to find one that two outlets, but no switch.
After reading negative reviews on rain fall/handheld shower head sets with flimsy plastic diverters, I was looking for a metal diverter valve to put together my own rain fall shower combo.
My Set-Up: - A-Flow™ Luxury Rain 8" Square Stainless Steel Shower Head with Acrylic Sparkling Clear Glass http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SA4MO7K - KES® DP501B Bath FIVE Function Handheld Shower Head http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LUUBUX0
My first choice was the fancy looking KES PV4 diverter. Sadly, I received a faulty unit, not once but twice. So there seems to be a design flaw internally - it has a swivel joint right below the water in connector, which this DELTA unit does not have. Apparently, that swivel joint is the KES' weak point.
So I decided to give this one a try. I'm glad I did.
In comparison with the KES, this DELTA diverter is smaller, however, it is solid. I had no issues installing it.
I'm deducting a star for water pressure and the fact that this valve doesn't accommodate using both shower fixtures simultaneously. I have excellent pressure in my house and neither of my fixtures has restrictors in them. This diverter does cut down on pressure a bit. When switching from rain fall to handheld, at the mid point it simply doesn't have enough oomph to put out enough water to each shower head.
It doesn't bother me enough to look for a replacement. In fact, I may be buying a second one of these for my second bathroom.
If you have weak water pressure at your house, this might not be the best choice. Otherwise, go for it.
The overall quality of the diverter is pretty good. The only thing is after a year the turn knob got loose and slides off easy. Not really a big deal to place that plastic strip to lock it back into place. Just something to look out for if you get it.