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swindmill 10-16-2011 01:15 PM

Help with parts needed for 2 way shower
 
I am building a custom shower in bathroom that I've recently gutted. I have not put of backer board yet, so I have full access to do whatever I need. My plan is to run a rain shower head from the ceiling and have a handheld mounted on the wall. I want to use only one at a time; I won't have any reason to run both simultaneously. My issue right now is that I don't completely understand what parts I need to accomplish this. Can I purchase a shower set and a handheld separately? Then I also need a 2 way diverter? I hope my question is clear.

Redwood 10-16-2011 08:07 PM

I would say yes and yes...

How are you waterproofing this shower?

Your question has me thinking you don't know very much and waterproofing is very important more so than any valve selection....

You do realize that tile and backerboard is not waterproof....

swindmill 10-16-2011 08:27 PM

I wouldn't wing a shower, or anything else for that matter.

isola96 10-17-2011 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by swindmill
I wouldn't wing a shower, or anything else for that matter.

May I ask?.. this is coming out of the ceiling? The rain shower head
You want it to jump off your shower riser right?
Do you have tile on the ceiling now?

swindmill 10-17-2011 06:09 PM

It's down to the studs right now. I haven't even laid the first mortar bed yet. The plumbing has been run to where I'll install the valve, so I plan to go to the ceiling from there. I also need to run a line to the handheld.

isola96 10-17-2011 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by swindmill
It's down to the studs right now. I haven't even laid the first mortar bed yet. The plumbing has been run to where I'll install the valve, so I plan to go to the ceiling from there. I also need to run a line to the handheld.

Ok cool can you post picture.

swindmill 10-18-2011 04:08 PM

This is in a finished attic space. I really just need to know the name/specs of the two valves I need in order to rough in the plumbing. I'm looking at a Price Pfister set, so I suppose I'll need Price Pfister valves, if that's what I'll be using.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6164/...e8bf58ed5f.jpg

These are the two I'm thinking I need (I realize this is a 3 way and not a 2 way, which is fine):

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6056/...599e4f0c0a.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6097/...d63c2c1b7e.jpg

nealtw 10-18-2011 09:38 PM

Have you seen the other post about geen drywall, aparently it is not rated for ceilings unless the joists are 12" on center? The internet seems to agree>

isola96 10-19-2011 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by nealtw
Have you seen the other post about geen drywall, aparently it is not rated for ceilings unless the joists are 12" on center? The internet seems to agree>

Yeah,
You can always sister the joists for extra hold. Hardiboard is even heavier.

swindmill 10-19-2011 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 62208)
Have you seen the other post about geen drywall, aparently it is not rated for ceilings unless the joists are 12" on center? The internet seems to agree>

Interesting. Is the green board not as strong? This is a 100 year old house, so the rafters aren't even 16" on center. There's not much I can do to add extra support between them without pulling out some of the spray foam, which I'd rather not do. I suppose I may have to in order to hang backer board in the shower area.


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