Question: Can you use a bathtub faucet for just a shower?

Can a tub and shower faucet be used just for a shower? Most tub and shower combination faucets can be installed in a shower without using the tub spout. If you do not wish to use the tub function, you can plug the outlet for the tub spout on the valve and not install the spout on the tub wall.

Can you attach a hand held shower to a tub faucet?

A handheld showerhead also can be installed onto a tub spout that has a special diverter fitting.

Are tub and shower valves the same?

The basics are pretty much the same as they were years ago; however, there seem to be far more faucets to choose from than there were then. A tub and shower faucet comes with hot- and cold-water inlets and a separate outlet for the showerhead and the tub spigot.

How do I turn my bath water into a shower?

Bathtubs that function both as a bathtub and shower tub have a shower diverter valve built into them that allows you to switch the water flow from the tub faucet to the shower head. These valves change the flow of water by blocking it from the tubs faucet and forcing the water upward and out the shower head.

Can you turn a tub into a walk in shower?

When converting a tub to a walk-in shower, its best to install your new shower in the space left behind by your bathtub, since the drain lines and water supply will already be in place. Moving plumbing will add significant costs to the project, and youll need to hire a plumber to do the work properly.

How do I know which shower handle to buy?

Assess the faucet and determine how many handles it has. If it has two handles, it is a double-handle faucet, which means that the hot and cold water pipes each connect to separate handles. If it has one handle, it is a single-handle faucet. If the faucet has three handles, it is a rare three-handle model.

What to do if you dont have a bathtub?

Shower. Sometimes the most practical bathtub alternative is going to be to simply have a shower instead. Showers are a little simpler than bathtubs because they do not have to take up as much space. You will be able to install a shower in a much smaller space, making it more practical than pretty much any bathtub.

What is the average cost to replace a bathtub with a walk-in shower?

The price to convert a bathtub to a shower ranges from $1,200 to $8,000, with an average of $3,000. Youll pay $2,150 to $7,950 for a walk-in style, compared to $1,200 to $3,600 for a stall. The amount you pay depends on whether you choose a one-piece stall or a custom design.

Where should a hand held shower be placed?

Hand showers are most effective when mounted on a vertical bar so both the height and the angle of the spray are adjustable. A lower position is ideal for small children, pet washing, and elderly or disabled users who may need to sit when bathing.

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