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

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-29-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Share |
Default

How to do plumbing for roman tub faucet with a standard shower????


I've got some ideas running through my head for my upcoming bathroom remodel. Love the look of a roman tub faucet, but don't have enough space for separate shower, so my soaker tub needs to double as a shower. I was wondering how to go about setting up the plumbing to make this happen, having a deck mounted roman tub faucet with a standard showerhead. I have scoured online for specific help for this, but with no luck, so thank you for any advice you can give. By the way, this is my first diy project ever (and I'm a single mom) so I don't feel very knowledgable when it comes to planning all this stuff out

qwertzy81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,117
Default

How to do plumbing for roman tub faucet with a standard shower????


Roman faucets are designed for deck mounted tubs-----

Deck mounted tubs should never be used for a shower because the deck will leak .

Please take a few moments to let us knw what you really want to accomplish---any tubs that you particularly like---and the exact brand and model faucet you wish to use---

Roman faucets may not have the anti-scald and pressure balancing features required by code for a shower.

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Default

How to do plumbing for roman tub faucet with a standard shower????


Thank you for your advice. I didn't even think of that! Well, I am wanting a corner tub that doubles as a shower, since I do not have room for a separate shower. Darn, I really like the look of the roman tub faucets The picture below is kinda where my ideas are stemming from, but I don't want that big bulky handheld showerhead.



I want something unique. I found this faucet, which is just a basic shower/tub setup and can figure that out, which is what I feel like I have to settle for...



But ultimately I would really love to have some sort of gooseneck wall-mounted faucet, which they sell for claw foot tubs, but they only come with handheld shower attachments, which I do not want. Do you suppose I could use a claw foot wall mounted tub faucet and hook up a standard showerhead somehow??? I'm confused on how to set that up, or if it's even possible at all. This faucet is what I have in mind if I can figure out how to get a standard shower to work with it...I would sure appreciate any and all advice!! Thanks so much!

qwertzy81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
Master Plumber
 
Javiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,297
Default

How to do plumbing for roman tub faucet with a standard shower????


What you want is a common request, can be done with the right fixture set up, they make wall mounted tub spouts extended so they will carry over to the tub, find a custom plumbing show room in your area and speak with a sales person and look around the show room and get some ideas.
__________________


Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it

http://www.americandrain.net
Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: WV
Posts: 2,857
Default

How to do plumbing for roman tub faucet with a standard shower????


Not exactly what you're looking for, but we have a deck-mounted soaker tub in one of our bathrooms. My wife saw it and fell in love with it. But we never use it because it's too hard to get in and out of. But, then, we're senior citizens.
md2lgyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
roman tub faucet, shower


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Replacing shower faucet Sketch Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 5 08-12-2012 12:53 PM
What is the standard method of water pressure test for shower plumbing please? Andy21 Plumbing 10 10-28-2011 04:06 AM
Shower faucet replacement - PVC replacing steel? jdm1 Plumbing 2 11-29-2008 11:38 AM
Shower Plumbing Ron Plumbing 1 08-15-2007 11:38 AM
Installing a one piece shower... plumbing issues singforsupper Plumbing 2 06-01-2005 08:26 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.