Problem adding shower to clawfoot

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by andejosh, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. andejosh

    andejosh New Member

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    WI
    Purchased a faucet and shower kit for a vintage clawfoot. Installed the faucet w/out issue, but when I added the shower riser, the angle on it is way too steep. It rises away from the center of the tub at 30+ degrees. I need this to run vertical to tie into the surround.

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet Member

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    Seattle. WA
    Might be that you're not doing anything wrong. I've had the same experience, caused by improperly made parts. This was an $800. faucet/shower set, and
    the supplier would not give satisfaction. There are clawfoot shower sets available where the shower riser has a swivel fitting at the bottom, so this problem
    can not arise. You might want to ditch/return what you have and get one of those.
  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    There is no standard on the angle of the tub wall, and if the kit relies on that and there's no adjustment, the shower riser won't be vertical.
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