Saturday, February 24, 2024

Fixtures for new Showers installed

The fixtures for the new showers have been installed.

For the Master Bathroom, this involves a valve in the middle of the wall that turns the water on or off, and selects the temperature.  The water comes out of one of the two shower heads.  By default it would be the fixed head.  But there is another valve, under the fixed shower head that will divert the water flow to a hand held spray shower head.  The hand held shower sits in a holder that can move up or down a vertical bar.  So even if it is not used as a hand held spray, we can have two shower heads at different heights (only one at a time).

 This is a Kohler Devonshire Pressure Balanced Shower System with Shower Head, Hand Shower, Valve Trim, and Shower Arm.  Model: KSS-Devonshire-Handshower-4-RTHS-BN (Vibrant Brushed Nickel). $1354.69 plus a Kohler Master Shower 2- or 3-way Transfer Valve. Model K-728-K-NA. $186.71.


The Center Bathroom has a similar set-up.  The primary difference is that the off/on/temperature selection is done at the front.  When the water is turned on it will by default come out of a spout into the tub.  The spout has a small lift button on it that will re-direct the flow of water to the showers, which then has a diverter for either the fixed shower head or the hand-held spray, which sits in a holder that can move up or down a vertical bar. 

This is a Kohler Devonshire Tub and Shower Trim Package with Single Function Shower Head and Rite-Temp Pressure Balancing Technology. Model K-TS395-4-BN. $196.76.  Plus a Kohler Devonshire Single Handle Diverter Trim with Lever Handle, Model: K-T376-4-BN. $191.48. Plus a Kohler Devonshire 2.5 GPM Multi-Function Handshower Kit with Master Clean and Katalyst, includes Slidebar, Hose and Wall Supply.  Model: Devonshire-Handshower-Kit-2.5-BN (Vibrant Brushed Nickel). $730.09.

The tub itself is a Kohler Underscore 60" by 30" Alcove Soaking Bathtub with Integral Apron, Integral Flange, and Left-Hand Drain. Model K-20201-LA-0, in White. $1026.00 plus a Kohler Clearflo 1-1/2" Tub Drain Kit with Overflow. Model K-7271-BN. $264.19.


Empirically, filling this tub takes 50 gallons.  Unfortunately, we only have a 40 gallon water heater, so we don't have enough hot water to fill it completely, in the best case.

And since the demo work is all done, and there is no more tile to cut and set, the dumpster becomes of limited use -- there is not much more to throw away.  So the dumpster is gone.