Converting to Hand held shower.

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    • #275624
      MasterPlumbers
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      Hello,

      I am trying to convert my Delta bath faucet to a quick-change hand held shower by removing the aerator and then screwing in a snap-on type coupling with built-in aerator for quick release to allow the bath to be run when wanted, or a shower hose to be connected with a ball bearing or other quick release system. I found the exact product I needed made by PlumbShop (item PS2706), but it is for a smaller sink faucet tap. Do you sell or know of such a fitting I could purchase for my Delta faucet? If not, is there some other system of accomplishing what I’m trying to do? Any help would be much appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Randy Williams

    • #292572
      SylvanLMP
      Participant

      Hi Randy what you want to do is ILLEGAL in most plumbing codes.

      Lets think about this.

      Suppose you have a tub full of soapy dirty water with this hose hanging down and for some reason you get a loss in pressure like a water main break.

      What we now have is a classic example of back flow TSK,TSK,TSK what to do?

      Now lets try to do it legally and use the existing shower arm (1/2″ threads) and get a chrome plated diverter with a shower hose just long enough to be about 4″ above the tubs flood level rim NOT over flow BUT flood level.

      Now we have the following LEGAL connections

      1- you have the bath tub spout

      2- You can use the existing shower head

      3- You have the option to use the hand held so you do not have to wet your hair when showering and this is a permanent hook up.

      Now isnt this a great idea to have legal options and not using a quick disconnect all the time?

      Good thing I went to school that day huh?

      Get a decent quality stainless steel hose not the cheap imported stuff.

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