Can I retrofit a shower pipe bar into a slide bar?

onelady1dog2girlsDecember 20, 2011

Hello, all. I found a great Hansgrohe shower pipe hand shower system for a great price. However, the hand shower is static. The shower pipe looks like I could some how change the set up to allow the hand shower to be movable up and down. Is this possible? What are the benefits of a shower pipe set up vs. a non shower pipe set up? Any insights welcome!

Here is a link that might be useful: Shower pipe set up found here

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It is possible for you to do a retrofit, but the ease of it might depend on a properly configured slide bracket being available.

Obviously the bracket would have to be sized to fit the vertical tube. If the bracket is a 2-piece "clamp-on" type of thing, then that's easy. If it's not and you'd have to unthread the shower head off the vertical to install the slider over the vertical tube, then reassemble. That might make it difficult.

Another consideration would be if there is enough clearance between the vertical tube and the shower wall for the sliding bracket to fit and be functional.

So, no promises.

Another option that will definitely work would be to abandon the idea of the infinitely adjustable slide and to just buy another fixed wall mount bracket to hang the handheld from. You could have one bracket mounted low and the other higher. Two locations. Less flexibility, but much easier.

The bracket part number appears to be 96532xx0, with the "xx" being the finish. Chrome is usually "00", brushed nickel "82". So your number should be 96532820. The brackets in chrome are usually $15-$30, nickel could be that or doubled.

Hansgrohe tidbits can be difficult to source, especially if the price has been lowered due to it being discontinued. You can look beyond your specific product model though, as another type of hansgrohe bracket might hold your handheld head just fine.

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