Thank you for your question, James. The hand shower is non-metallic. The slide bar, hose, and elbow are metal.
There are a couple of options to divert the water between the showering components. The first is an in-wall diverter. For this, you will need the R11000 Rough-In Valve and a T11_ Diverter Trim Kit to match your shower valve trim. You will also need a supply elbow for the hand shower hose, such as the 50560. The second option is to use a shower arm diverter, such as the U4923-PK or U4929-PK.
We recommend an MultiChoice R10000 Valve and a 13/14, 17, or 17T Series trim kit for the main volume and temperature control.
Best regards, Jon
Date published: 2019-07-11