Shower hook up to bathtub faucet

shower hook up to bathtub faucet

Is it hard to hook up a shower or tub faucet?

Hooking up a shower or tub faucet isnt as difficult as you might think. So long as youre comfortable with accurately measuring, drilling, and working with copper pipe, this project is well within reach. We broke the installation process down into easy-to-follow steps for optimal ease.

How long does it take to install a shower faucet?

Expect to spend at least half a day installing a shower or bathtub faucet. Before you begin, youll want to install separate 3/4-inch lines to supply the shower. This extra step ensures good water pressure and protects the bather from temperature changes when another faucet is turned on or the toilet tank refills.

How do you install a faucet behind a bathtub?

If needed, move a stud to make room for the plumbing behind the tub. Youll also want to choose the tub or shower faucet youre going to install. Follow the manufacturers directions for plumbing the faucet. And, if your faucet does not have integrated shutoff valves, install shutoff valves in the lines to the valve.

Can you take a shower with a hand held shower head?

If youre happy to have a semi-permanent shower head or a hand-held one, though, you can take a shower this evening. All you need is one of those hand-held showers that attach to the tub faucet. Your existing faucet spout doesnt have a hookup for one of these? Well... replace it.

Can you hook up a hand held shower to a faucet?

All you need is one of those hand-held showers that attach to the tub faucet. Your existing faucet spout doesnt have a hookup for one of these? Well... replace it. In most cases, the tub spout is screwed onto a threaded length of galvanized steel pipe that sticks out of the wall, which is called a nipple.

How high should a faucet be above a bathtub?

How to Install a Shower or Tub Faucet. Follow the manufacturers directions for plumbing the faucet. And, if your faucet does not have integrated shutoff valves, install shutoff valves in the lines to the valve. For optimal comfort, position the faucet about 28 inches above the floor for a tub, and about 48 inches for a shower.

Can you take a shower with a hand held shower head?

If youre happy to have a semi-permanent shower head or a hand-held one, though, you can take a shower this evening. All you need is one of those hand-held showers that attach to the tub faucet. Your existing faucet spout doesnt have a hookup for one of these? Well... replace it.

How do you install a faucet behind a bathtub?

If needed, move a stud to make room for the plumbing behind the tub. Youll also want to choose the tub or shower faucet youre going to install. Follow the manufacturers directions for plumbing the faucet. And, if your faucet does not have integrated shutoff valves, install shutoff valves in the lines to the valve.

Why should you get a handheld shower head?

The water from a fixed shower head does not reach all of the shower. You can end up spending a lot of time trying to fill your hands with water, then throwing it onto the recently cleaned areas just out of reach, or you can bring a bucket. Instead, just get a handheld showerhead, and then it won’t be any extra work to rinse off all of your shower.

Can I add a hand shower to my shower?

Either way, the hand shower itself is one of the greatest things you can add to your shower. A Delta rain head and handheld shower with diverter, like our example system, has tons of versatility. You can mount the hand shower higher on the slide bar and enjoy a dual head shower spray system.

How do you install a handheld shower head?

Installation: You’ll mount this in close proximity to the overhead shower arm and diverter, so that the hand shower hose can easily reach it. You’ll dock your hand held shower head into the holder on this slide bar. Now, typically when you’re installing shower systems with rain shower and handheld, you’d be working with an internal transfer valve.

Do I really need two shower heads?

There is no need for two shower heads IMO. I have *only* an adjustable-stream hand held, height-adjustable, in every shower in the house. Since the advent of pull-out and pull-down kitchen faucets, we no longer need the sprayer faucet at the sink.

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