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Old 10-04-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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i am putting a freestanding tub in my bathroom and i've noticed that all fillers in the market only have a shower handle that you have to hold in your hand when showering. what i'd like to have is a standup shower, i.e. an extension from the filler going up to about 7" or some standard height so that you can take a shower like in a normal shower with your hands free and not holding the shower handle like in Europe (i hate that about Europe).

so i haven't been able to find that anywhere through Google. i am googling "freestanding tub filler shower" and many variations thereof but all i'm getting is stuff like this and not what i'm looking for:

http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal...1&retail=false

any ideas what to search for or, better yet, where to find it. i'm looking for modern, minimalist designs...
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Try using the words "vintage" or "rehabilitation" or "Victorian".

I was actually involved in one of those type installations several years ago. The claw-foot tub was central in the room, no walls anywhere around it. An oval shower curtain hung from the ceiling. The piping rose from the floor outside the tub and was anchored to the floor. Seems like there was a riser for a shower head but I'm remembering the plumbing company had to improvise the shower riser pipe. They used chrome piping throughout as I remember. I'm sure the hardware is all out there somewhere.
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Here you go.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CKcBEPICMAE#
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yes but the victorian/vintage style is exactly what i DON'T want. looking for modern.
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yes but the victorian/vintage style is exactly what i DON'T want. looking for modern.
Paint it rainbow color .
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Paint it rainbow color .
Or try this one.

http://www.clawfoottubshowers.com/cl...ub-shower-rod/
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Paint it rainbow color .
I almost spat spaghetti all over the monitor. Nice one.
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The concept is vintage. That's what you are doing. You are trying to copy things of a by-gone era. I don't know that too much "modern" stuff is going to be out there that mimics the old days.
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If you want to do something modern, build a column at the end of your tub and mount a standard t/s valve showerhead and what probably will need to be an extra long spout to it.

I don't find freestanding tubs to be very practical, you're bound to get the floor soaking wet while showering anyway.
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i am putting a freestanding tub in my bathroom...what i'd like to have is a standup shower... so that you can take a shower like in a normal shower with your hands free...
Is this going to be a shower you use on a daily basis? If so, I would really recommend you reconsider your plan. It may look good, but it is not very practical.

In order to use a freestanding tub as a shower you need a full surround curtain like the ones shown. We have one in our main bath and it is a real pain in the rear. If I had any other reasonable choice I wouldn't have done it. The closeness of the curtain gives you no elbow room without bumping and sticking to the curtain, and there is no place to put your soap and shampoo.
Alan has a point too, unless you are meticulous it is hard not to get water all over the place.

If you are determined, you might consider running a rain shower head out of the ceiling and keep the controls in the tub.

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