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Old 09-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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i am removing a tub and installing a 4'X7' shower all built from scratch, i have not built the walls or bought the valves yet... i had a thought while at home depot....

can i purchase a shower and tub valve w/controls and plumb the tub feed to another shower head ? i realize that i will only have one or the other but thats not a problem i am going to do this on both sides of the shower.

my question is will it work ?

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Can't answer your question, but do you realize you will need a 2" drain for the shower?? Tubs only have a 1-1/2" drain.

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Why not just splice the water lines with a T and add your aditional shower head to the other side with matching control valves??
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Can't answer your question, but do you realize you will need a 2" drain for the shower?? Tubs only have a 1-1/2" drain.
got that covered, thanks
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Why not just splice the water lines with a T and add your aditional shower head to the other side with matching control valves??
i could, but that leads to more controls, plumbing, etc. the tub shower and shower only valves are no diff in cost.
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I did the exact thing for one of my bathrooms and it works great.

Few comments about this setup:

0. you need a 3 control setup (hot, cold, diverter)

1. Long levers will interfere with each other. Get a short handle lever or even better a round one;

2. Depending on the brand, you can have both showerheads operate at the same time and it is awesome!

3. If the space above your bathroom is an attic, make sure to insulate your pipe

The only minor draw back is that if you use the rainshower head, you need to put the diverter in the middle position to allow the pipe overhead to drain (or else, it will dump water in the middle of the night when you lease expect it)


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You the man

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awesome, works great, have not had the "dumping water yet"

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