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2 shower or tub systems on 1 wall??

Posted by EmmaKentucky (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 1, 11 at 17:08

I'm hoping someone has a much needed solution for me. In an 5' x 32" alcove end wall I am trying to place 2 separate systems, one a combined wall mount tub filler with attached handshower and at the top a shower system that contains separate water handles and a diverter handle. The diverter handle would normally divert the water flow to a traditional simple tub spout.
I am using a tub filler with a hand shower attached so that a sitting person could wash their hair or whatever without standing once in the tub. There is a handle on the tub filler that I could switch between the handshower and tub spout easily without assistance.

Is it possible to modify the plumbing inside the wall (wall is being retiled) so that the 2 separate system can work independently or we could use a simple levered diverter between the 2 systems so that people visiting me could easily take a shower?

I do understand that a simple lever on the outside wall may require work on the inside. But what type of work?

Any, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!


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RE: 2 shower or tub systems on 1 wall??

Have you looked at "slide bar" shower head attachments? I think one might be just what you're looking for - no need for new plumbing - they replace your existing shower head and have a standard, stationary shower head, plus a hand held spray that can mount anywhere up and down a vertical bar.


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