Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 41
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Springerrr Probably trash
I have been working with the one that has the hidden diverter, but the issues seem to be the same. Agree with other reviews that this is a poor quality product with directions written by someone who should be flipping burgers.
I suggest strongly (and this should be included in the directions) that BEFORE screwing on the spout, the installer should turn on the water and block the water coming out of the extension. This should divert the water to the shower and show if you have any leaks. I have made a little video showing the process.
It is interesting that this works well for some and not others. I am wondering if this has to do with the length and width of the stub.
September 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KK Horrible Product- spout shoots right off the pipe!
This tub spout looks nice and was easy to install, however, as soon as you divert the water up to the shower, the pressure shoots the spout right off the copper pipe! It works just fine for running water to the tub but shoots off every time we try to switch over to the shower. We have installed 2 of these at separate times to ensure we followed all the directions, and the same problem keeps happening.
October 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Leaks!
I bought a second one in the event I damaged it installing and both of these leaked. I ended up going to a plumbing supply store for the old school spin on to the threaded pipe style. Much better and getting hard to find!
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GoingBaroque Good faucet
First time replacing a valve such as this. Had to first figure out how to remove existing faucet. In the process cut groove in the copper nipple. Attached replacement without too much difficulty. Appears to be working. Instructions not all that clear. Could be improved upon.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Worked fine!
Much easier to put new one on than to remove old one.
August 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by McE Confusing instructions, leaks
Believe every word of the negative reviews. The instructions are poorly written. Installation is unnecessarily complicated. The unit leaks. A failure of a product in every possible category (i.e., instruction clarity, ease of installation, functionality). The leak was the deal breaker. Returned it yesterday. Won't touch Danco again.
August 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FrustratedHomePlumber Not a great Product
The product is not easy to use and despite prolong effort, I could not get it to stop leaking. I finally picked up a no-name spout from a local plumbing supply store for half the price of this Danco product and had that installed in barely anytime at all. I am returning this Danco product back to Home Depot.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by David Pitch the instructions
It quickly became obvious that the person who wrote the instruction's first language is not English. Look at the diagram to see how it goes together, and then put the instructions aside. The slide extension nipple does not have a hole. It has a dimple. You need to carefully drill it out, starting with a small pilot hole, and then drill it completely out, so you can see the slot in adapter A. The hole needs to be drilled big enough for the screw E to go through it without effort. Be careful when drilling not to punch through, and mess up the threads on the opposite side of the inner threads. Push the extension tube up against the tub wall, slide adapter A on, and tighten it up, where you can still see the slot through your drilled hole. Then put slider retainer ring D on. Run the screw down, almost all the way, until you hit the copper pipe. It has to be tight, or water pressure is going to blow it off. Works fine this way. A lot of hassle to figure that out.
June 23, 2016