Split tub to shower help!

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Diamondintheruff, May 16, 2007.

  1. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff New Member

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    Frist off Hello All!@
    here is my issue. I just bought a house with a whirlpool style bath tub and NO shower (how these people lived with out a good shower i dunno) so my question is is it possible to some how add a shower head to it? the faucet is already built into the tub ? i am sure it is possble i am just looking for someone to guide me in the dirition of what plumbing parts it will take to make it possbile to add a shower head to this set up?
    Thanks!!!:D
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Please post a picture if you can. If you have a conventional tub filler spout, you could replace that with one which has a fitting to attach a hand-held hose, which can be placed in a bracket up on the wall.

    If you have a roman tub filler, this will not be so easy.

    I would have some concern as to whether the walls were built to accept water as in a shower.
  3. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    Spout with Shower Adapter

    This is what Jimbo is talking about, but it will probably only work if you have a standard tub spout.

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  4. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff New Member

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    AH yes i am not sure what a roman one looks like could somoene please post a pic for me? i am going to have the house inspected within the next 5 days i will try and snap a pic for you guys to see! Thanks! :D
  5. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff New Member

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    :EDIT: well i looked up what a roman one looks like and no i for sure have a standard. now the question is do they screw off or do u need somesort of puller? thanks guys!
  6. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Spouts either are screw-on or push on. If it has a set screw that holds it from the bottom somewhere, it is push on. If it has no holes with an accessable screw, it is probably a screw on. One, you just unscrew. The other, loosen the set screw and pull it off. In either case, you might have to cut through some caulking before you can remove it.
  7. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff New Member

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  8. the way the walls were built will determine how well water slips away when it seeps under the tiles. Under the caulking where the tiled wall meets the tub, there may be a lot of mold later. I wouldn't worry about it. Just in case you wanted to know. Now that the tub is becoming a tub-shower. I wouldn't let the shower spray onto the walls much.

    david
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