|Getting an adapter for the tub faucet is very difficult, in my experience.
They do sell a sprayer intended to go next to the tub faucet - similar to the kitchen spray. DH balked at the 450 price, plus the cost of installation. Everytime I have to hook the adapter to the bathroom sink and run the sprayer to the bathroom, I think it would have been worth it.
We use an adapter for the bathroom sink and attach the pet washer to it. You could get the adapter and attach it to a regular hose, cut to a manageable length, with a sprayer at the other end. The adapter came from Home Depot.
|I have tried the ones that have a wide rubber end that slip onto the end of the tub faucet - and they don't work!
The next time I need to redo the faucets in the tub, I'm definitely going to make sure it is one with a handheld nozzle.
Now, I hook the garden hose to our porch sink, run the hose into the bathroom to use it. I have soft, warm water that way. Luckily it is only about 20 feet into the house too. But still a BIG pain to do!
|Would a hand held shower head work for what you need? You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes. That is what we use in our bathtubs when we wash Violet and China...they work great.
Good luck in your search.
|I am with Violet - go with the handheld shower head. Just
be sure you have enough hose to get all the way to the other
end of the tub. Depending how high up your shower head is,
you may need to buy a slightly longer hose to attach to it.
That works great for us. Now if I could only figure out how to
fix my water pressure problem in the shower....
|Walmart has something that I bought. Its a set that includes a piece that you screw in to your shower head bar (real easy), and it comes with a hose with a spray nozzle. When I wash the dogs, I just snap the hose in the adaptor piece, so instead of the showing head running, the water is directed to the hose. It not expensive either, I think like 7 bucks. It works great....|
|I bought this at Target a few years ago: http://tinyurl.com/ysx723 . You can switch from the main shower to the handheld, or have both running at the same time. Great for washing dogs and kids.|
|I think I am going to opt for the cheap method and get the handheld that hooks up to the shower head. I have one for one bathroom although it isn't long enough. I assume that I can get one that has a longer hose length. I don't know why I didn't think of that. I am so used to giving Rheba a bath in the tub...the shower will work so much better!
|You can buy them with extended hose lengths. I think mine is nine feet long. It's plenty long enough for the job.|
|I use to work for a plumbing suppy and they do have a spout wiyh a hose adapter. I don't work anymore but II will get you the info soon
|Just a few things to consider...
You can probably use your existing shower head if you go to Home Depot or Lowes and pick up a threaded "Y" converter with on/off buttons. The bottom of the "Y" connects to the water source then the shower head and hand sprayer hookup to the other ends. This has always worked well for us.
Also, you might not want a water saver type sprayer. One I had picked up didn't have enough pressure to get the soap off sheepies in a longer coat so I had to get another one.
|Also, if you already have the shower head with a hose, don't
buy a whole new setup - just replace the hose with a longer
one. It will save you some money - those handheld units can
be expensive and the lower end units aren't that great. They
tend to crack more easily and the couple I've had don't have
enough pressure for a sheepie.
Just a thought.
|The hose for my handheld bathtub faucet has sprung a leak, but I don't know the manufacturer. It is antique copper in color and in the style of the English telephone. Anyone know who manufactured that product, or where I may find a replacement hose or repair the existing one. The leak is only about 3/4 of an inch from the handheld shower head. Pat|
|check out a new product coming out called The Tub Glove by J&J Advertising, Inc. www.jandjadvertisinginc.com/thetubglove.htm it is made of neoprene like a wetsuit and fits over the entire faucet and is secured with a zipper, just like a wetsuit. it's great and i can't wait to get one for each of my bathrooms.|
|I'm with Helen, I use the hand held shower head. A slightly longer hose would be nice so I don't have to turn the dog. Yeah, Jaci is right, the water saver built into the dang things (thank you Kyoto Accord 2001 BS) makes them less than ideal, but putting a diverter on prior to the attaching the shower head is brilliant! At that point you could attach any hose and head you desire, if it isn't controlled by the Kyoto Accord ruling...are there any?|
|When will this Tub Glove be available?|
|Guest, I don't know if the tub glove will ever work as advertised; Modern shower valves cause the water to come out of the shower head if the tub spigot is pressurized enough to cause a decent spray to come out of a wand attached to it.|
It is MUCH better to simply unscrew your shower head and attach a hand-held wand. In my case, I used a combo shower head/ handheld system. It has two heads; one is fixed in place just like normal, the other has a 6 foot hose. It has a valve to switch between them.
Installation was less than 5 minutes and required a pair of pliers and some teflon tape, which I bought for about a buck for a small roll at Sears.
|Yeah that is easy too. |
I'm just finishing up where the hand held shower head attachment can be put onto a vertical pole and slid up or down adding a helping hand in the K9 shower department, or if I want to sit and shower.
|Problem is I don't have a shower head in the master bathtub. Have a separate shower but it is so small. That's why I'd like to find something to fit the tub faucet and use it. |
Doesn't seem to be a good answer--that is inexpensive anyway.
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