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.
Thank you for your question. From the center of the bar to the wall is 2.34" for the 51708 Delta slide bar.
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?
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
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
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!
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.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Is a vacuum breaker needed and if yes is it included?
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.
Date published: 2016-05-02
When installing the slide bar hand shower do I use the 51708 CZ or the 51708 PN?
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.
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!
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.
Date published: 2015-12-31
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