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JennyL 01-03-2011 07:50 PM

Adding a shower attachment to a tub spout
 
I have a bathtub with no shower, I would like to connect a hand held shower to the bathtub spout (without removing the spout).

I found a "portable shower attachment" product on Amazon but it seems that a) it fits only circular tub spouts (mine is almost circular but not completely so) and b) they don't work well under higher water pressure.

I am willing to accept a kludge that doesn't look very good. Low cost would be what i'm looking for. I don't need anything fancy as long as the connection is good and durable. Since I am renting though, the setup can't be permanent.

What do you think would work?

Redwood 01-04-2011 08:40 AM

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The best thing to do is remove the tub spout and install one of these. And yes you will need the landlords blessing.

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/attac...1&d=1294155555

handyguys 01-04-2011 09:21 AM

Yup - Redwoods solution would be pretty cheap and not too much of a kludge. Its also pretty easy to do. Once you move it could be undone and the original spout put back on if that's what the landlord required.

JennyL 01-06-2011 11:31 AM

Thanks guys, i'll give it a shot!

Kludge 01-25-2011 11:55 PM

And if replacing a spout isn't an option? My spout has threads. There must be something out there to attach to it to get a handheld shower. I found a product that screws into shower head lines that has a diverter for a handheld. I could use converters to stick it on my bath tub spout...but it would hang pretty low.

joecaption 01-26-2011 02:12 AM

If this bath room was designed with no shower then I'd guess there's only sheetrocked walls. Trying to show with no enclosher or tiles on the walls is going to rot out the walls. I'm sure the landlord would be thrilled.

Kludge 01-28-2011 12:58 PM

That's not an issue for me. It's my house...and I only need the shower head to rinse off a little baby who's particularly sensitive to any kind of soap product - and the doc suggested a good rinse off post-bath. Holding her up to the shower head in the next stall hasn't been working out particularly well... :)

frozenstar 02-02-2011 02:25 AM

Now that tubspout looks awesome Redwood. You should try it out IMO.

sair 07-25-2011 01:53 PM

where did you find that tub spout at

TxBuilder 07-25-2011 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sair (Post 59195)
where did you find that tub spout at

I, too, am curious. Where can one find this contraption?


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