Universal Showering

Premium 7-Setting Slide Bar Hand Shower

Model#: 51708-RB

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51708-RB is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
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  • 7-setting hand shower
  • Full body spray, ideal for every shower need
  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • WaterSense® Labeled
Finish: Venetian Bronze
List Price*: $971.85
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51708-RB
List Price*: $971.85
Experience a better shower with the control and flexibility of a Delta® hand shower. Great for showering yourself or your loved ones and pets, as well as for keeping your shower and tub clean. The pause setting gives you ample space for shaving, lathering and other shower tasks, then easily restarts the water with the temperature where you left off. This spray setting helps you conserve water, so you can worry less about depleting your supply of hot water - and you help the environment too. Delta WaterSense labeled faucets, showers and toilets use at least 20% less water than the industry standard—saving you money without compromising performance.
  • Spray settings include: Full Body spray, Fast Massage spray, Full Spray with Massage, Shampoo Rinsing spray, Drenching spray, Soft Drench with Full spray
  • Pause feature reduces water to a trickle, giving you space for shaving, lathering and other shower tasks while maintaining your temperature settings
  • WaterSense labeled showers use at least 20% less water than the industry standard-saving you money without compromising performance
  • 29" wall bar with adjustable slide

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  • Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm @ 80 psi, 6.6 L/min @ 550 kPa
  • Spray Settings: Full Body Spray
  • Pause
  • Full Spray with Massage
  • Drenching Spray
  • Soft Drench with Full Spray
  • Fast Massage
  • Shampoo Rinsing Spray
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delta 51708 Hand shower package This is a great product: attractive, easy to use. However, due to California anti-skald rules. This product always mixes in some water from the cold water side. It is impossible to run only water from the hot water side. This raises my electrical bill if I want a decently warm shower. Plumbers cannot defeat the mixing mechanism to correct this problem.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Handheld Shower Very stylish design, quality build and it fit in perfectly with decor of bathroom. We install many vertical bar handheld showers as we do a lot of handicap modification work and this is among the nicest I have seen. Our customer was extremely pleased with finish and functionality. Would highly recommend again to future customers
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hand shower Happy to use this again in rebuilding from Harvey. Attractive, functional and good pressure options with adjustable flow.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bottom Cap won't stay in but will purchase again. I've used this hand shower on several jobs and is my go-to hand shower. I installed it in one of our personal showers. The bottom end cap won't stay in and is laying about in the shower at all times. A small amount of adhesive would probably fix the issue on one of my motivated days (lol) but I don't think about it until I get in the shower. I plan on purchasing again for another personal shower.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hand shower mount bracket. I have the chrome Model 51708 and the hand shower holder bracket has broken and will not hold the shower head up. When the hand shower head is placed in the bracket it tilts and rotates to the ground. I can not find the replacement part # for the Model 51708 chrome hand shower mount bracket. Would this product be covered under the lifetime Delta warranty program. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Leaky This was installed in our master bath shower and immediately started leaking from a seam behind the head. It is a slow leak, but leads my plumber to believe that it is a defective item, since he tried everything to fix the leak and couldn't fix it. I purchased it based on the good reviews that I have read, so I am assuming that it is probably just the item that i received having a manufacturing defect or something.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets expectations I researched and researched for a handheld shower head. I read review after review and was reluctant to buy this model even though it was my favorite. I had a question about it and called Delta. After speaking with them about their support, I felt comfortable enough to pull the trigger. They assured me that if there was ANY problem or even if I had an installation question to not hesitate to call and they would help in any way possible. Completely backing their product. Now after 3 weeks or so, I couldn't be happier. It all has worked out perfectly.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect and classic We've had this hand shower in our shower for several years and have been very pleased. We use it primarily to wash the dogs and clean the shower as we also have a standard shower head. It's great and works perfectly. Very easy to adjust and stays well in any position.
Date published: 2013-12-29
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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. Thanks.
Asked by: Tom
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. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-03-23

Installation flexibility

Can the slide bar be installed so that the handle (knob) is on the right hand side of the bar?
Asked by: Joy
Hi Joy, 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. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2017-01-27

Are any parts of this shower & slide rod plastic?

If any of the parts are plastic, which ones?
Asked by: Computins
Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # 51708 is both metallic and non-metallic. The showerhead is non-metallic.
Answered by: Delta1
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is this a hand held unit also?

Asked by: Blackie
Thank you for your question, Blackie! Yes, the Delta Premium 7-Setting Slide Bar 51708 does come with the handheld shower an hose assembly. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-04-09

Can the slide be cut to fit a shorter height?

Asked by: joe
Thank you for your question. We do not recommend that you cut the bar on Delta Faucet model # 51708.
Answered by: Delta1
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can water be shut off at shower head?

Asked by: Gerald
Hi, Gerald! Thank you for your question. The Delta 51708 hand shower unit does include a pause setting. The pause setting is not a positive shut off as it reduces water to a trickle, giving you space for shaving, lathering and other shower tasks while maintaining your temperature settings. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-03-05

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!
Asked by: Maria
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. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
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?
Asked by: liz
Hi Liz, Thank you for your question. This unit can be used with any shower valve. The hose has a standard universal 1/2" threaded connection. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-02-24
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