Help retrofitting handheld shower onto clawfoot tub spout
We are about to rip apart our main bathroom (that has the only shower in the house) and therefore won't be able to use it during the reno.
Our backup bathroom has a clawfoot tub (no shower) and an angled ceiling, but we *really* want to be able to shower there while the main bathroom is ripped apart.
How would we retrofit some sort of handheld shower onto this clawfoot tub?
This is what the backup bathroom looks like:
and here is a close-up of the spout etc where we'd like to attach the handheld:
Floods floor at end of shower :-(
Okay, thanks to your help I bought a new spout with diverter and the extra hand-held fitting.
I also got a Delta hand-held shower unit, figuring that it would be well-built.
When the shower is running, there are no leaks.
The problem now is that, whenever I finish using the hand-shower and turn the taps off, the built-in vacuum breaker in the hand-held unit (a code requirement?) lets all the water drain back through its hose and out where the hose fitting screws onto the spout. It's as if this is a designed-in feature of the hose.
Here's what it looks like:
This hose connection point is *outside* of the bathtub and so therefore drains all over the floor and tries to go down where the drain pipe penetrates the floor.
Help! What would you suggest?? Or does this not make sense...