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 8.
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  • 7-setting hand shower
  • Full body spray, ideal for every shower need
  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Water-Efficient
  • WaterSense┬« Labeled
Finish: Venetian Bronze
List Price*: $925.55
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51708-RB
List Price*: $925.55
  • 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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not easy to install, but beautiful when done Don't forget to get the additional part Delta 50560. Additionally, you may need another part - most shower pipes are bent after they come out of the wall (so that a fixed showerhead can point downwards). You'll need to unscrew that, and then buy another straight short one that screws in, at just the right length (it took me three trips to the hardware store to get the right one). Then, I installed it as indicated with "this side up". The problem was that I put the hand crank on the right, which caused the showerhead to spray upwards, and not down towards the person taking the shower. Make sure the hand crank is on the left. After all is said and done, it's really nice. (it should be, it's really expensive)
Date published: 2013-08-07
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How can the handshower holder be tilted to aim down a little more? It seems very tight and don't want to break it.

Asked by: Rick
Thank you for your question, Rick! The mount will tilt further, but the hand shower may not sit properly in the mount beyond a 45 degree angle. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-07-22

What is the distance between the back of the slide bar to where the finished wall will be when this is mounted. Wondering if there will be enough room behind the slide bar to straddle a pencil border that sticks out from the shower wall.

Asked by: William
Hi, William! Thank you for your question. From the center of the bar to the wall is 2.34" for the 51708 Delta slide bar. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-06-14

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?
Asked by: Molly
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: https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/showering/tub-and-shower-faucets?facetFinish=polishedbrass Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-01-19

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

To what extent does this showerhead tilt when on the rail?

It seems to be a large complaint among the reviews that this showerhead does not tilt much, how many degrees can it tilt? I plan to use this mainly as a showerhead, not as a handheld. My husband and I want the slide bar because he is 6'7" and I am 5'7" and we want to be able to adjust the height of the shower head. Is there another slide bar that has more ability to tilt and be maneuvered while on the rail? Thanks!
Asked by: DressageHorses
Hi DressageHorses, Thank you for your question. The mount will tilt further, but the hand shower may not sit properly in the mount beyond a 45 degree angle. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-01-16

Is a vacuum breaker needed and if yes is it included?

Asked by: Darren
Hi Darren, Thank you for your question! The 51708 does not include a vacuum breaker but does include a check valve. You will need to check your city plumbing code regulations to see if a vacuum breaker is needed in your area. If you do need one we offer the U4900-PK. Best regards, Brandis
Answered by: DeltaFaucet7
Date published: 2016-05-02

When installing the slide bar hand shower do I use the 51708 CZ or the 51708 PN?

Asked by: Ray
Hi Ray, Thank you for your question. The 51708-CZ and the 51708-PN would be the same slide bar hand shower only in different finishes if they existed. The 51708 comes in chrome, (PB) polished brass, (RB) venetian bronze, and (SS) brilliance stainless. The (CZ) champagne bronze and (PN) polished nickel finish is not offered on this model. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-02-03

Handle to the right

I see another question about using the handle on the right side. Apparently, this will not allow the proper tilt on the holder. Is there any way at all to get around this. My bar has already been installed, having in mind that the handle would be on the right. Is there even a part or anything else that I could buy to swap out? Please help!
Asked by: Glambarbie
Hi Glambarbie, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the design of the slide bar shower mount on the model 51708 does not allow for the handle to be mounted on the right and the hand shower holder to the left. Due to the styling and diameter of the slide bar we do not offer an alternative mount that would function properly. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-12-31
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