Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edieb FOR SHOWER ONLY
This very attractive HydroRail-S shower column is for use in shower only installations. It is the column only and does not include the showerhead or handshower. We have a masterbath renovation scheduled for this spring. The in wall plumbing is aleady in place so we will not have to alter it to install this column. We need to be aware that the kit includes an adapter that will fit with most installations but may require K-1194630, K-1187917, or K-1194302. Refer to the specification sheet for more information. It comes with with a well written and illustrated installation manual so I am confident it will be a trouble free installation.
January 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith BEAUTIFUL OIL RUBBED FINISH ON THIS COLUMN
This Kohler shower column with the oil rubbed bronze finish looks great and will dramatically improve the look of your shower enclosure. It will match perfectly to all other Kohler products with the oil rubbed bronze finish. It's constructed of brass for durability and dependability. It's also covered under Kohler's lifetime limited warranty.
The high quality finish is rust and corrosion resistant to keep it looking beautiful for years. It's a dark brown bronze color with deep reddish color showing through in random places.
The bracket for the hand held shower head is adjustable for easy positioning side-to-side and up and down. The diverter, located at the bottom for easy access, switches the spray from the stationary shower head to the hand held. And as you can see in the pictures, all of the high quality brass mounting hardware is included.
This unit can be used for a remodel or new installation and is intended for shower-only installations.
April 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdjd Great way to add spray
This is a really nice product. The s-rail is made from a nice stainless steel with a brushed finish. The key parts are not plastic. The rod includes a valve for the sprayer that is nicely constructed and functions well. The holder for the sprayer is vertically adjustable and works well.
Installation is pretty simple - the instructions are well written, and should be followed to ensure proper installation.
The design is well thought out and even includes adjustment in/out in case the wall is not plumb. The installation uses toggle fasteners - so you do not need to hit a stud to install this (of course the wallboard needs to be intact). You will need 1/2 inch drill for installation (and may need to drill through tile). You will also need a couple of tools (drill, level, tape measure, 3/8 allen wrench, phillips screwdriver and wrench), silicone caulk and sealant tape (for the threads).
The end result is very nice and much better than ripping out the wall to add this feature.
March 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HandyAndy2010 Beautiful Fixture
This a great concept for anyone looking to improve the functionality of their shower and it's abilities. Kohler has come up with a 2 outlet shower column that can function as a safety Handle provided this is installed properly and securely.
This model K-12345M is 28 1/2'' in length and comes with mounting hardware, escutcheons, and instructions. This is an Oil rubbed bronze and is the primary fixture and does not include shower head or hand held unit but can be purchased separately as well as extensions.
All pipe fittings are 1/2'' for ease of installation. There is also a hand held fitting which is movable up or down. Along with the on/off lever.
I was hoping to show this installed. My shower is Travertine and ceramic tile and will look wonderful when completed with this fixture.
This is a beautiful fixture with a lot of versatility and it;s a Kohler a name I trust
December 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1handyhubby Gorgeous
This Kohler oil rubbed bronze HydroRail is gorgeous and functional. The HydroRail is a perfect addition to any shower. It allows the user an attachment point to store your hand held auxiliary spray handle, and when it's properly installed, the HydroRail will provide a sturdy grab-on bar for extra safety from accidental slips. It comes with everything you will need to install into your shower. Just supply your own tools, and a complimentary Kohler oil rubbed bronze shower kit to complete the installation.
April 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Codlo Quality Product
Product was fairly easy to install. Had to refer to video on the HD website however, after purchasing a few additional items for the installation the shower column was a nice addition to the shower. The column is complimentary to the rest of the fixtures in our bathroom and the user friendly item is a nice luxury for multiple uses in our tub. I recommend the product just be prepared to buy the additional components needed to adapt to existing shower.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Salex Stylish retrofit to add flexibility to an existing shower
I got the HydroRail for an existing shower where I had only a single showerhead and wanted to add a handshower - this totally fit the bill and looks fantastic. The brushed nickel finish is gorgeous and matches my other fixtures well. I highly recommend this with two caveats: first, it will raise the total height of your showerhead by several inches (my showerhead was already at almost 7', so now it's nearly out of reach - more like a ceiling-mount showerhead), and second, you need to drill into your shower enclosure to mount the rail. I have a custom tiled shower and was very nervous about drilling into the tile, but the directions were easy to follow (check your mounting locations!). Note that this does not come with a hose, handshower, or actual showerhead (but it is compatible with most existing showerheads).
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pegnc Change Ordinary To A Custom Spa Without Remodeling
Take any ordinary shower and change it to extraordinary without the expense and hassle of remodeling. The Kohler Hydrorail S Shower Column is fairly easy to install but you need to take some measurements before purchasing. Measure from the ceiling to the shower arm; measure from the shower arm to the mixing value making sure there is no obstructions. The wall must be a minimum 5/8 inch thick, adequate in strength and the shower neck must be securely attached. Also, Kohler has uploaded a YouTube Video with detailed instructions from a master plumber. I recommend watching this before starting. It is installed with the existing water connections that are in place and you do not have to access the water lines in the wall. My only hesitation was drilling into our newly tiled shower that we had recently remodeled. I was worried about cracking the tile since the lower mounting collar must be attached with anchors. They recommend drilling into the grout lines to prevent cracking and knowing what pipes or wiring could be in the wall.
The handshower bracket is one of the key features since it moves up and down to adjust to the height needed. It also swivels forward for added coverage. The diverter value is conveniently placed waist high making it easy for anyone to reach and switch between the showerhead and handshower. A handshower also makes it simple to rinse down the shower after cleaning. It does Not come with a showerhead or shower hose but you can reuse your existing showerhead or this gives you the opportunity to pick out a Kohler showerhead that matches your style and families needs. It truly changes an ordinary shower into a custom spa like experience. The whole family will enjoy showering after a long day. Highly Recommend.
April 1, 2016