Clawfoot Tub Shower Enclosures Too Expensive - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

clawfoot tub shower enclosures too expensive

I have a slipper clawfoot tub and want a small round shower enclusre at the end of the tub where the handheld shower is. The kits are so expensive and I don't want a shower head...I just want to be able to stand up and shower using the hand held as the shower hand. Where would I get a 36inch shower ring...and how could I clamp my handheld shower to the rod so I can use it hands free????? Thanks for any ideas and all suggestions. I haven't bought my faucet yet because I am trying to find a deck mounted one in brushed nickle that is somewhat affordable and doesn't look cheap. I know, I want it all but don't want to pay the price.


lzimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
Long-Time DIYer
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
Posts: 1,460
Rewards Points: 500

In college, I made a simple hanging shower enclosure for an old clawfoot tub in our fraternity house with 1/2" galvanized pipes with 90s at the corners hanging from the ceiling by small chains (it was rectangular by choice). I overlapped three plastic shower curtains for the walls. I plumbed in a galvanized pipe and shower head with separate valves from the tub faucet, and you can rig anything to hang the handheld from the hanging shower curtain ring.
Have you thought about trying to find a kids plastic hula hoop? Or you could make your own thing with white plastic PVC pipe and fittings in any size that suits you, although it wouldn't be exactly round....perhaps just a small square or octagon.
You're only talking a fewbucks with this arrangement that would get you to what you want I think.
Good Luck!


Mike Swearingen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

Great idea!

Mike: Thank you so much for the wonderful and expensive solution for a round inexpensive shower rod! This is a perfect idea and I like the idea of a hula hoop!
lzimmer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with shower pan and drain ohiogirl1965 Plumbing 1 06-07-2010 06:33 AM
shower wall enclosures handekaps Building & Construction 1 01-08-2010 08:19 PM
Need Help With Clawfoot Shower Curtain Rods. Pawn3d Plumbing 4 11-21-2009 08:04 AM
Clawfoot Tubs - shower kits or just handheld? traceyalice General DIY Discussions 1 03-05-2009 05:58 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1