Clawfoot tub shower question
I got this message recently from a http://www.clawfoottubshowers.com visitor:
Hi, I have bath in house in Vermont. I want to add shower to original clawfoot tub. I want to do exactly what you have done on your picture for a clawfoot shower converstion with the blue round rug in the picture. How do you attach the shower head on the side? I want to avoid the big pole from the center faucet and do not have money or time this summer to move pipes to the side. It looks like you used some type of hand held with a long hose and a mount on the d-ring shower ring. Please let me know what products you used! Your site is so awesome! Thank you!
Here is my first response:
Glad you’ve found the site useful. The shower picture you see is not mine but I understand where you’re coming from and have a few ideas.
Before I make a recommendation though I’d like to know what type of faucet mounting you have now.
or Freestanding: http://www.clawfoottubshowers.com/freestanding-clawfoot-tub-faucets/
And then her response back (and her image)
Thank you for your prompt reply! I will try to add a picture of the current bathroom. Thank you for your help! I believe the faucet is attached to the wall of the tub. The pipes come through the floor behind the tub. Because the bathroom is so small and narrow, I do not want to have the pipe for the shower to stick up in the middle of the room. I do not want to spend the money this summer to move the pipes, so the off set hand held shower head attached to the shower curtain support is ideal. The ceiling lamp will be moved to the wall above the mirror on the right wall.
Thank you again for your help!
Then I provided my final recommendation:
I’ve provided a few options. I couldn’t tell if your faucet has a diverter.. which means you can use the faucet as an actual faucet and then turn/switch the diverter and make it a shower.. you know, like most tubs.
I’ve included a diverter faucet just in case that I think would go well in your nice bathroom.
Hope this helps. Vintage Tub has a great reputation so you can order from them in confidence and if you have questions about installation or more details they have a number with a knowledgeable staff.
Please send me a picture when it’s all done!!
I’ll be sure to post an update when it’s all done.