Universal Showering

ActivTouch® 9-Setting Hand Shower with Traditional Slide Bar / Grab Bar

Model#: 51900-RB

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51900-RB is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24.
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  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • WaterSense® Labeled
Finish: Venetian Bronze
List Price*: $424.10
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51900-RB
List Price*: $424.10
Delta® Decorative Grab/Slide Bars are ADA Compliant. They can be positioned 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor. The bars do not rotate within the fittings and will support up to 500 pounds of force, twice the ADA requirement of 250 pounds of force, when properly installed. A retrievable grab/slide bar wall anchor is also included for ease of removal. Delta is committed to supporting water conservation around the globe and has been recognized as WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year in 2011, 2013, and 2014. With three spray-selection buttons and a pause feature that allow you to choose up to nine spray settings with a simple, one-handed activation, the ActivTouch® hand shower delivers a new level of innovation to enhance the showering experience. The ActivTouch offers a non-slip, ergonomic grip to help prevent the hand shower from slipping out of the hand while in the shower. The 60”-82” stretchable stainless steel hose option offers maximum flexibility. The impact-resistant spray face offers durability for years to come while the internal double-check valve offers peace of mind with back-flow protection. Innovative Pause feature allows you to conserve water while lathering up.
  • Supports up to 500 pounds of force
  • Mounting on wood blocking behind all wall surfaces is preferable
  • Non-rotating bars help to increase stability
  • Retrievable wall anchor included for easy removal
  • Grab/slide bar diameter is 1-1/4 in.
  • Offered in a variety of finishes and lengths
  • WaterSense certification promotes water conservation
  • Pause feature reduces the water to a trickle, allowing you to conserve water while doing tasks such as lathering up or shaving your legs
  • ActivTouch offers numerous spray options and a non-slip grip handle
  • Meets standards set by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Spray settings include: Full Body, Fast Massage, Full Spray with Massage, Shampoo Rinsing, Shampoo Rinsing with Massage, Soft Drench, Soft Drench with Massage, Soft Full
  • Includes 82 in. hose
  • Assembled dimensions: 9-15/16 in. H x 1-1/2 in. D x 3-3/4 in. W

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  • Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm @ 80 psi, 6.6 L/min @ 552 kPa
  • Spray Settings: Full Body Spray
  • Pause
  • Drenching Spray with Massage
  • Shampoo Rinsing with Massage
  • Full Spray with Massage
  • Drenching Spray
  • Soft Full Spray
  • Fast Massage
  • Shampoo Rinsing Spray
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but... I looked quite a bit before selecting this item. We wanted something that could also function as a grab bar and had the right finish. It is a sturdy, attractive item, but if you are looking for a shower head with some oomph, this isn’t it. We are using it with a rain shower head and wanted something to provide more of a pulsing capability, which this doesn’t offer. There are various options, but they are all pretty similar.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, Stylish and Easy I’m very happy with Delta 51900 Multi-Function Handshower package. It’s easy to use. The shower head slides up and down the slide bar easily. The finish is very nice. And it’s Activ touch works great. I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well planned I enjoy having a little extra safety in a shower for our clients.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi Function Handshower I love the look and the styling of this product. I needed the multifunctions especially the pause button and it is hard to find. Purchasing the grab bar instead of the regular slider bar only made it better.
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta hand shower Excellent value and looks and performs as advertised!
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta 51900 1.75 GPM Multi Function Handshower Package with Slide Bat, Hose, Holder and ActivTouch this is another great Delta product. I am a contractor and use this handshower frequently as well as many other Delta Products. I have never been disappointed with the product. It is good quality and functions as claimed. My plumber finds the product easy to install and appreciates the constant quality.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta Handheld Shower Grab Bar This is a great solution for those that want a handheld shower added to their bath. We have used this particular model in many of our custom homes. This is a stylish design available in multiple finishes to compliment any bath. The advantage of this particular model is two-fold-- it acts as a grab bar, which enhances safety, and it slides up and down for ease of use. Many of our new homes are being designed for aging-in-place, so we always recommend this product to coordinate with our other Delta faucet selections.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to our shower This is well made and looks great. I love the flexibility of using it as a 2nd shower head or a handheld. Exactly what I expected based on the description.
Date published: 2018-11-02
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How do you turn it on and off and adjust the temperature? Do you need a separate component?

Asked by: Sarah
Thank you for your question, Sarah! To use this hand shower and slide bar, you will need to also install a universal rough in valve like the R10000-UNBX along with a diverting valve like the R11000. You could alternatively install a universal valve along with a 3-way shower arm diverter instead. https://www.deltafaucet.com/product-comparison?modelNumber=R11000&modelNumber=R10000-UNBX https://www.deltafaucet.com/search-results?searchTerm=3+way+diverter Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-21

What additional parts, valves, handles, trim, fittings are needed to use this in new construction?

Asked by: bob1
Hi, Bob1! Thank you for your question. The Delta 51900-RB shower unit will need the valve body, valve trim, and wall elbow to complete the installation. We leave these choices up to the end user/home owner. Here are the links to these options: https://www.deltafaucet.com/search-results?searchTerm=R10000 https://www.deltafaucet.com/search-results?searchTerm=wall+elbow https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/showering/tub-and-shower-faucets Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2019-01-02

Does the bar have to be mounted into a stud? Is an anchor behind tile enough? I’m replacing my shower head with this and do not want to damage the tile 

Asked by: Martha
Hi, Martha! Thank you for your question. Here is a link to the instruction manual for the Delta 51900-RB grab bar: https://media.deltafaucet.com/MandI/X00087860_B.pdf Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-02-02

what collections does this shower kit match up best with in chrome? ActivTouch® 9-Setting Hand Shower with Traditional Slide Bar / Grab Bar

Asked by: Arthur
Hi, Arthur! Thank you for your question. The Delta 51900 ActivTouch® 9-Setting Hand Shower with Traditional Slide Bar / Grab Bar is universal and can be used with any of our shower trim kits. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-06-28

While installing the collar onto my 51900 grab bar, the collar separated revealing rubber flanges at the break; now it slides down the bar under its own weight What is the part number for a new collar?

Asked by: Steve
Hi, Steve! Thank you for your question. The hand shower mount for the Delta 51900 slide bar is U6500. Here is a link to the part: https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/product/U6500 Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-12

What is the base metal of this product, and is it suitable for an outdoor shower?

Asked by: Carrie H.
Thank you for your question Carrie! Our faucets are made of several materials, Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a specific breakdown for this unit as that information is considered proprietary. In general, our products may contain: Bronze, Brass, Zinc, Stainless Steel, Copper, Silicone, Nylon, Vinyl (hoses) and Plastic. Although outdoor installations are not explicitly prohibited, it is generally not recommended as any issues resulting may not be included under the warranty since this is not considered a normal installation. Please click on the link below for full details on our Lifetime Limited Warranty Policy. https://www.deltafaucet.com/service-parts/warranty Best regards, Edward
Answered by: DeltaFaucet234
Date published: 2017-07-09

Does this product come in brushed nickel

Asked by: dots
Hi, dots! Thank you for your question. The Delta 51900-SS hand shower unit that comes in our Brilliance Stainless Steel finish is the closest to the 'Brushed Nickel finish as our Brilliance Stainless Steel is a 'Brushed' finish. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-12-04

What is the depth of the assembled unit? The technical specifications list length and width, but not depth. I'd need to know how far from the wall the unit, with the hand shower attached, will come out from the wall.

Asked by: MEDA
Hi, Meda! Thank you for your question. The Delta 51900 depth measures approximately 7.4" from the wall to the furthest point of the hand shower. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-12-05
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