OK... here's my situation. And I did not at ALL think this quest would be so hard to do!!!
I have a garden tub that I would like to add a handshower to. Here's the problem, though: I'm on a very strict time and money budget (aren't we all?) I'd like to do this myself, in that I've had just enough experience with plumbing and remodeling to be dangerous. :)
I had wanted to simply buy an "add-a-shower" spout to replace the one I have, but they don't make them for deck mounts! Puting in a new rough-in or a diverter to a wall mount is not a good option for several reasons (such I as don't want to have to tear out the whole wall to do that!), the biggest of which is that there is no access to the current tub rough-in (except through the deck opening for the faucet and handles), without tearing the whole tub out! There is no access panel that I can find, which really surprised me, and the wall the tub is installed on is not accessible.
I was told that I could buy a deck mount hand shower, and just replace the tub filler itself with that, and use it as a tub filler. I don't even know if that is possible, or if it is something I could accomplish only having access through the deck. One guy mentioned to me that it would take a LONG time to fill the tub, which is an issue I had thought of, as well.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? The best one I've heard so far was the handshower one. It's a deck mount faucet, with two handles for the hot and cold. (why are there no "add-a-shower" type products out there for this scenario??? :) )
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