Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by okmtwoman Good deal on it
The shower head was easily to install and it works great
March 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DangerousDan This is a great basic shower-head conversion unit.
This hand-shower is a replacement unit for another "Glacier Bay" shower unit I had used for several years. I like the ability to insert an economizing washer in the shower head to restrict the water flow and economize the water usage. It's a "win-win" situation with the water savings and an economic price for the hand-shower.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jill Very handy product
The hand shower is very easy to assemble, without additional tools.
February 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vatodelchuco Good stuff
Excella floor people, thanks for the help..
February 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beantown53 Just what I needed!
This Handshower was just what I needed and at an inexpensive price.
February 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BubbaS unbelievably Horrible !!
installed this & it lasted two showers....... two of the plastic couplings cracked and rendered it useless !
wow sadly bad plastic, never seen plastic so bad as this..... HD needs to stop selling this or tell Glacier Bay that they better get their act together...... I will NEVER buy another Glacier Bay product because of this...... DO NOT BUY!
January 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by omelanr Perfect for those that can't move much
I bought this for mom who is in her 70's and can't move all that much, especially reaching high. This is light weight and easy to operate. The only thing that is missing, which would make it way better, is a suction to keep it stored lower rather than having to hang it up high (which is the problem in the first place). Once that was found this was a %110 great purchase.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sensible 2+ years and going strong
I am back for my third one of these. Not because the first two broke, but because they are both still going strong after two years (one in each of my 2 bathrooms). This third one will be for a friend.
They have good pressure, better than the ones they replaced, which cost four times as much (each). And they are durable, showing no signs of failing any time soon.
The package includes a small roll of plumber's tape (thread seal tape). Use about three wraps in the direction of the tightening. Too little tape and it will leak. Too much tape and it will leak. And don't over tighten. You may have to try a few times to get the plumber's tape and tightening right, but if you do it correctly, and make sure it's screwed on straight (threads aligned to the shower arm threads), you should not have leaks. This is related to the user/installer, not the product. Even if you're inexperienced and have to try again once or twice to get the threads aligned and tape seal good (test, dry it off, try again, test), the whole installation takes about 10 to 20 minutes tops, if you follow the package directions.
Yes, there is a vacuum breaker in this. That is not a "leak." The whole point of a vacuum breaker is to let air into the line to allow remaining water in the hose to drain afterward, rather than siphoning backward. You want the water to drain out --- bacteria and mold just love moist, dark environments. Just let the whole thing hang for a minute after your shower, so it can drain before seating it back in its holder. After seating it, you might get a drip or two for the next several seconds - it's doing its job. Just wipe it down and be grateful it drained well.
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because when the water is on, the nozzle arm turns in its seat a bit if it's not jammed tightly into the holder. This could have been prevented if they'd just put a vertical raised ridge at the base of the handle, to slide into the opening in the holder. (a 2" long, 1/4" diameter piece of dowel or equivalent, secured with waterproof tape to the base of the handle solves this, but doesn't look great).
March 17, 2013