Need Help with Shower System set up

JoAnneNYIJune 4, 2012

Have read and searched and still not sure if I have it right. I'd like a rainhead shower, handheld, and tub spout for my 2nd floor combo shower/tub. Walls are being torn out with new tub and tile. House built in 60's.

I'm thinking hot/cold water lines to pressure balance valve stacked to a 5 port diverter/transfer valve with 3 outlets (one inlet is capped). Will it be hard to plumb an outlet to the tub spout?

but now thinking should I get a pressure balance valve with tub diverter and stack that with a 2 outlet transfer to the shower heads? Is this option less of a plumbing headache? Seems more logical?

I am hoping to go with either the Purist Kohler Line (valves K-728-K and K-304-ks) or Grohe Allure (valves 29-035 and 35-015). Is Grohe harder to work with than Kohler? I'm partial to the Allure look.

Thank you so much to everyone on this forum. I have used so many of your ideas and instruction in planning my redo and now am ready to order everything and get it done!

JoAnne

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deedles

We are doing the same thing and using the Hansgrohe E series. We had to get a set-up with a plain tub faucet (no diverter), the main diverter/temp control valve and then a separate diverter above that for the switching between the showerhead and handheld. Hansgrohe didn't offer a diverter that would do all of it in one valve. No info on Kohler vs. Grohe... I'd say get what you love.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 8:29AM
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JoAnneNYI

Thanks Deedles...I searched and found the s series and sounds just like it would work for me too.

Has anyone used the Grohe 5 port diverter?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 10:06AM
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