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Old 02-26-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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Putting two shower heads in my new shower. Need a diverter one in, two out.

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How about individual controls for each shower head? Is this just a shower or a tub/shower combo?

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It’s a tub with shower. I want to have a regular shower head at 78” and I want to have a ½” nib poking through about 14” below for a hand held unit. I would like to be able to run one or the other. One for taking a shower and the hand for the girls to wash just their hair or give the dog a bath. Hope this helps.
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What type of valve do you have existing in the wall already?
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It’s a tub with shower. I want to have a regular shower head at 78” and I want to have a ½” nib poking through about 14” below for a hand held unit. I would like to be able to run one or the other. One for taking a shower and the hand for the girls to wash just their hair or give the dog a bath. Hope this helps.
screw a diverter with a hand held shower between the shower arm and shower head
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screw a diverter with a hand held shower between the shower arm and shower head

I don't like the way that looks.
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What type of valve do you have existing in the wall already?
None, it's all new.
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screw a diverter with a hand held shower between the shower arm and shower head
i totaly misread how he said that
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None, it's all new.
So your options are either A ) What was mentioned above (you can get these in matching sets so they look like they were meant to be that way)

or B ) you can put a separate control valve for each

or C ) you can put one control valve for temp and on/off and a 3 function diverter valve (same brand trim will match) so that you can have either shower head, hand shower, or both.
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I think I figured it out.

I bought a shower only kit with two knobs, hot and cold. I will just run it backwards.

I will go from the mixer valve for the tub/shower up to the out port on the second kit and from the hot knob I will go to the shower head and from the cold knob I will go to the hand held unit.

I replaced the hot and cold knobs with diverter handles that match the handle on the mixer.
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I think I figured it out.

I bought a shower only kit with two knobs, hot and cold. I will just run it backwards.

I will go from the mixer valve for the tub/shower up to the out port on the second kit and from the hot knob I will go to the shower head and from the cold knob I will go to the hand held unit.

I replaced the hot and cold knobs with diverter handles that match the handle on the mixer.
That's kind of a bizarre way to do it. . . . . .

I guess it will work.

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