I'm installing this along with the T17278.
Can you guide me to what I need as far as a diverter and/or valve body? I'd like to be able to use the shower head & handheld both independently, as well as both together.
Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. You will need your shower trim T17278, and shower rough, we recommend the R10000-UNBXHF for your set up. The diverter will require the diverter trim T11800 and diverter rough R11000. This will allow you to use each showerhead individually or at the same time. The last piece you need in addition to the 51708 slide bar hand shower is the 50560 wall elbow for the hand shower.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Can the slide bar be installed so that the handle (knob) is on the right hand side of the bar?
Thank you for your question. The model 51708 Slide bar handshower can be installed with the knob to either side simply by loosening the knob and placing the mount in the desired position.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Are any parts of this shower & slide rod plastic?
If any of the parts are plastic, which ones?
Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # 51708 is both metallic and non-metallic. The showerhead is non-metallic.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Can the slide be cut to fit a shorter height?
Thank you for your question. We do not recommend that you cut the bar on Delta Faucet model # 51708.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Does the shower head tilt or swivel?
Does the shower head tilt or swivel, so you can adjust the direction, or is it fixed? Thanks!
Hi Maria, Thank you for your question. The hand shower can tilt on the hand shower slide bar mount. The hand shower itself can be positioned in the mount in different directions but the mount itself does not swivel.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Must we use the 51708 with other Delta tub/shower parts? Or can it be used together with other manufacturer's parts?
We really like the 51708 handheld and slide bar and want to use it as the 'only' shower in a tub/shower set-up. Can we use this product with another manufacturer's rough-in and tub/shower controls or must we also select Delta rough-in and controls?
Thank you for your question. This unit can be used with any shower valve. The hose has a standard universal 1/2" threaded connection.
Date published: 2017-02-24
What components do I need for shower only (no tub)
I'd like to use this as my only shower head in a standard shower setup (no tub). What components do I need? I like the T11800-PB trim (do I need a separate handle?). I will then need the R11000 diverter rough in valve and dome strainer (RP7430PB). What else do I need?
Thank you for your question, Molly. The R11000 and T11800-PB are for a 3-setting diverter that switches flow between shower components. Instead, you will need an R10000 rough-in valve and a 13/14, 17, or 17T series trim kit. Unfortunately, we do not make a valve-only trim kit in the Polished Brass finish.
You can find our selection of Polished Brass trim kits here:
Date published: 2018-01-19
Operate with handle on right?
When I move handle to right of bar, the wand holder is tilted toward wall and I can not seem to adjust it so that it is tilted toward the showerer. Is there an adjustment I can make or is there a part to buy that will allow handle on right operation?
Hi Drew, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the handshower holder is designed to only work with the handle to the left and still have the tilt motion pointing into the tub. The handshower only fits into the holder in one direction so rotating the bracket upside down will not work either.
Date published: 2014-01-16