canada and showerstalls

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by oldanbo, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. oldanbo

    oldanbo New Member

    May 30, 2006
    The Mrs and I have been watching a couple of Holmes on Homes and we noticed something that appeared odd to us. It appears that the shower stalls all have a tub filler in them. Anyone know why? I'm guessing it's code in Canada, but still can't figure out why. Mrs says it's for easier shower cleaning, I jokingly say it's to wash your boots :D

    Can anyone give us the real reason?

    Thanks Much!
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    NW Ontario, Canada
    No, it's not a code requirement, just something that Mike likes to do. He calls it a toe tester but the amount it sticks out, it's more of a shin or ankle biter. If the shower valve has the diverter built-in, I would put a short little wall union down low as a real toe tester. I would never use a popup diverter on a regular tub filler.

    It also makes for a nice place to draw water into a bucket or as you say, to hose off your boots.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
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