Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hello8 broke after 2 years
I liked this product a lot after it was installed. It worked fine and looked great. Now, after two years a part inside has worn out and my plumber cannot fix it. I contacted barclay products to see if I can get a replacement part from them, and customer service asked me to send pics of the worn out part. I did, followed up twice, but never heard back. This is the first time in my life that a faucet has "worn out" due to use, so I think 2 years is way below expectations. Not worth the money and installation costs.
October 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jdunn14 Looks good and works
I recently installed this shower adapter on an old cast iron tub to make our guest bathroom more functional. Overall the installation went well. Note that the threaded pipe nipples are not tapered so if you need to use supply lines different than the ones sold by BarClay that can be a little annoying. I ended up using flexible hot water heater lines because of space requirements.
Installed it looks good and the shower ring is stable enough, although we probably will add another wall mount on one side to stabilize it more.
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kmcc23 Nice!
Beautiful and sturdy. Looks great on my claw foot tub!
September 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by b3288 good value
My contractor had some minor issues installing. He said that the pipe fittings were not right. He said it was a pretty easy fix. I warned him ahead of time because I read the reviews before purchasing. It was a very good price compared to others that I looked at.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Maine Hard to install
Had parts missing to be able to install the shower curtain rod to the pieces. Also the specs do not tell you that you will need to order another part with a $65.00+ cost so you can connect the waterlines to the faucet. Not for a beginner or with someone with just a little experience. Would NOT recommend unless you have a plumber to install it for you! We returned ours!
December 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJAD Fantastic Value & Beauty
This faucet is beautiful (the chrome shine will blind you) & well made, and considering that it also came with a shower curtain ring, it blows away pricing compared to some of the other, comparable but much higher priced faucets. I also liked the fact that I didn't have to go searching for a separate shower ring and have to do a separate purchase for it. This was one stop shopping for this project. If you know anything about plumbing at all, installation is a snap. If you don't know or have no experience, it's still easy to figure out. The only "glitch" with the installation (and I was grateful to have been forewarned by reading the other reviews for this product before I purchased it) was that the shower riser size is smaller than all shower heads (and this kit does not come with a reducer), so you'll need to purchase a 3/8" male to x 1/2" female reducer. I bought the reducer at our local Home Depot store. The only downside was that it was copper, so it doesn't match the chrome riser and shower head. Once the reducer is screwed into both fixtures, though, it's barely visible, so it was no biggie for my wife and I. After all, it's inside the shower and covered up by the shower curtain. If you're a "purest," though, you might be able to order a chrome one in advance of your installation. The shower curtain ring and supports are also very sturdy. You may need to cut-to-size the shower curtain ring supports to length, according to the distance from your ceiling. You'll need a hack saw or small plumber's pipe cutter. This product allowed me to utilize my grandfathers 1921 claw foot tub (that I re-glazed) and keep a piece of family history alive. Two last notes: when I turned the faucet on for it's initial test, one of the faucet junctions leaked even though it was turned off. All you need to do is to out a wrench on the exterior nut between the handle and mounting nut and snug up the connection. I suggest placing a towel or something comparable over the nut first so that the jaws of your pipe wrench don't scratch the chrome. Finally, and although it states it clearly on the website when ordering, and just as a reminder, this product is for CAST IRON TUBS ONLY. YOU CANNOT USE ON AN ACRYLIC TUB.
January 12, 2016