Problem adding shower to clawfoot

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

  1. andejosh

    andejosh New Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    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 In the Trades

    Sep 7, 2009
    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.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    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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