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Old 03-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Anyone know of some good online resources for purchasing a ceiling mount rain shower head and handle? Most of the ones I can find only come with the rain shower head and arm (to attach to the ceiling), and I guess I'll have to buy the handle separately? Looking for something like this:

http://www.signaturehardware.com/product18555

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What handle are you speaking of?

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I've always been happy with the quality of stuff I've gotten from Signature Hardware
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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look at kohler they have some awsome ones just type in model # on google ang that will give you some
http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal...l&sort=Default
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Liv the handle you're talking about is the shower diverter, correct? If so then that is located just below the product picture in the additional related items category.
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Thanks guys- I ended up just purchasing the 16" rain shower head that I linked to, with the 3-way diverter and 12" arm. I have a question about the diverter, though. Does that turn the water on as well? We want the shower head to run separately/independantly from the regular shower head. I'm hoping I can plug 2 of the 3 outlets and have this work just like a normal shower lever handle....if that makes sense.
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Does that turn the water on as well? We want the shower head to run separately/independantly from the regular shower head. I'm hoping I can plug 2 of the 3 outlets and have this work just like a normal shower lever handle....if that makes sense.

A diverter valve only directs the output of the water. You need a thermostatic valve to control the temperature of the water as well.

It will not work as you describe.

Furthermore : If you are buying a 3 function valve, and you only need to divert between 2 functions, make sure that the valve you have will still work if you plug one of the ports.
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Yeah- I figured that out right after my post and cancelled the diverter valve portion of the order.
That was my bad.

Anyway- I'm thinking I may be able to get by with just a regular single handle shower valve that controls both the water temp and pressure at the same time (controlling the rain shower only). Do you think that will be okay? That is what our plumber suggested, he says it will work just fine. I've seen some rain shower heads with separate controls for both the water temp and water pressure, is that always necessary?
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Yeah- I figured that out right after my post and cancelled the diverter valve portion of the order.
That was my bad.

Anyway- I'm thinking I may be able to get by with just a regular single handle shower valve that controls both the water temp and pressure at the same time (controlling the rain shower only). Do you think that will be okay? That is what our plumber suggested, he says it will work just fine. I've seen some rain shower heads with separate controls for both the water temp and water pressure, is that always necessary?
They make valves that control both functions on one handle. The action of the handles is different depending on which brand you decide on.

So you're wanting to put a new shower valve in, and it will control only a rain head?

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