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Old 10-16-2011, 01:15 PM  
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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.



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Old 10-16-2011, 08:07 PM  
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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....



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

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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?
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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.

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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.
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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.



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



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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>

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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.
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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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