Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by purestclean American Standard shower combo kit
we installed this shower combo kit a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely love it!! The only downside is that the suction cup that holds the bottom of the bar tends to come loose quite frequently. I'm going to try the adhesive pad that came with the product and see if this fixes the problem. Overall, i would definitely recommend this product!!
January 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by engineermomof4 Great if you don't want to drill holes in your tile
Bought this after I purchased a chintzy handheld shower head that leaked and broke during installation. This is not all metal like the $200 plus models, but it is metal where it counts. The nut that goes onto the shower stub is metal so you can tighten it with a wrench and get a good seal. The shower heads and the hose connections are chrome colored plastic, but those were easy to hand tighten and didn't leak. In fact, there were no leaks the very first time I ran water through it which is pretty impressive. Usually I have to fiddle with one fitting or another. It took me about 15 minutes to completely install this shower system. I used the adhesive as the suction didn't work. If it comes loose, I will just silicon it on. Super easy to mount and without having to drill into the tile.
I love handheld adjustable height showers for my kids. When they are having a bath, this reaches far enough down in the tub to rinse their hair. If they are taking a shower, then it can be nice and low on the bar so it matches their height. It looks nice enough that guests will enjoy using it too.
March 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ronnii Poor Quality Shoddy Parts
This is going back to the Depot.
You'd expect the fitting to be metal. Both ends of the hose leaked and I took it apart to see why. The plastic that mates with the orings in the hose were too rough to provide a proper seal and the oring was too hard of a durometer for the application. When I put the unit back together the plastic fitting cracked with very little force (I should had my seven year old tighten it).
This is the only product that mounted to a shower had the has this feature I could find for a remodel. I would pay more money for quality.
I think I'll try to make one my self and I bet I could do it for less money.
September 1, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by EricMPK Nice features, poor quality
I was replacing a tub with a walk in shower in our cabin. I was sold on the shower head/hand shower selector being at the bottom of the bar, and that it was easy to turn even with wet hands (have another shower / hand shower in our house that is neither) so that my kids would be able to use it. Installation was a breeze.... for me there were no leaks.
But our furnace went out, and the pipes froze. The only casualty in the cabin was the shower heads - the chrome covered plastic rings connecting the pieces broke. Naturally the piece that connects the entire unit to the shower spout is plastic as well as the connector to the hand shower. Oddly enough the parts that aren't ever under any stress are made with real metal.
Although I'd prefer those rings were metal, I can't blame American Standard for them breaking (although it didn't get cold enough for anything else to break or burst in the rest of the cabin including our off-brand 'Glacier Bay' faucets) -- and there are *no* replacement parts for this unit, and so far I can't find any other replacement pieces of plastic to make this thing work again.
Sorry, my grammar teacher would have hated that last sentence.
Long story short, you might get lucky and not have any of the plastic pieces break on you. If so, you have a very functional, somewhat cheap feeling, shower head unit that may last for years. But if you don't beat the odds, you've just wasted a good chunk of money that could have been put towards a decent shower unit. I'm wishing I had saved my money.
March 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ves7 Good product
It was very easy to install, 20 minutes. And my 8 year old can now reach the converter and choose which head she wants to use. I had a more expensive one but the converter was located at the top shower head and it was impossible for a child to reach.I got the chrome finish to match the tub faucet but it also comes in a brushed nickel. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it is not made of solid brass but plastic.It's a good value for the price.
February 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hovercraft This combo kit lives up to the claims of the manufacturer
Used this unit at a relatives home and liked it. We bought the 8473000h at Home Depot and are pleased with it.
The installation was easy as long as you followed the directions. As per directions the so called leak is just the draining of the hose. The head gives a satisfing shower spray.
January 7, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by edo999 A piece of junk
The first one leaked right away so brought it back. 2nd one was ok but leaked after one year. the fittings are all plastic and feel extremely cheap. also the lower end of the handle is soft attached to the wall using some sticky stuff which doesnt stay attached after a while so the handle and lower pipe freely swings in air.
February 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim JUNK - Don't Buy If Your Smart.
I read the reviews but I still bought it anyway. BIG Mistake. It leaked and no amount of plumbers tape couldn't stop the leaking at the top connection. Returned and got my refund. Be smart and don't buy this model. Its all plastic chrome. Just plain junk.
June 20, 2013