Do you want a hotel-style shower system but aren't prepared to open up your wall to install new valves? The Shower Head Store is here to help you figure out how to install a rain shower with handheld so you can upgrade your bathroom with super high-quality fixtures without blowing the budget.
This article is specifically written for all the great customers that reached out to us because they fell in love with the design of the rain shower system featured on our homepage's main image, which is the same image at the top of this page. That double shower head system pairs up a wall mounted rain shower system on an overhead shower arm with a handheld shower head on a shower bar. In fact, that setup is part of a complete set.
The issue? Well, there are 3.
1. That set up was specifically designed with the use of an INTERNAL diverter valve that needs to be installed in the wall, as outlined in our in-depth Shower Remodel 101 article.
2. The shower heads shown in that rain shower system with handheld are plastic. So although we love the look, we do not sell this shower system because it doesn't meet our material criteria.
3. Customers were buying our all metal dual shower head, plus some other components, to try and replicate that set up but they were running into issues with getting all of the components to fit together.
So, now that you have the backstory, let's jump in and explore how to install a rain shower with handheld in your bathroom. We'll break down the components needed to get the best all metal shower system money can buy. And, of course, without any overly complicated fixtures or plumbing!
How To Install a Rain Shower with Handheld: Step By Step
Part 1: Dual Shower Head
Information: When determining how to install a rain shower with handheld in your bathroom, it all comes down to the parts. The All Metal Dual Shower Head Set by HammerHead Showers will be the groundwork of this rain shower head and handheld system. It gives you an 8 Inch Rain Shower Head, Hand Held Shower Head Set and 3-Way Shower Arm Diverter.
Installation: The rainfall shower head will install to the overhead shower arm and the hand shower to the slide bar. And instead of using that internal shower valve, you'll be using the 3-way shower arm diverter included with this set.
Dual Shower Head Set
Part 2: Overhead Shower Arm
Information: An overhead shower arm is much longer and has a more extreme bend in the angle of the shower arm than traditional ones. This will give you that true rain shower head effect even with a wall mounted rain shower head.
Installation: You will attach this shower arm to the 3-way diverter and then attach your rain shower head to the shower arm.
16 Inch Overhead Shower Arm
Part 3: Shower Slide Bar
Part 4: Random Plumbing Accessories
Information/Installation: The shower nipple is the part that will thread into the wall. It will give you male threads coming out of the wall so you can attach the female connection of the diverter to it. This is probably the most complicated part of learning how to install a rain shower with handheld - so all in all, this is a simple project!
Recap: What do you need:
If you've read how to install a rain shower with handheld and you feel ready to tackle the project yourself, here's exactly what you'll need to transform your shower.
Buy From The Shower Head Store:
2. 25-Inch All Metal Shower Slider Bar
3. 16-Inch Overhead Shower Arm
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