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Old 12-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Shower head mod question

Hello all.

I have a pretty simple and standard shower set up, just a handheld factory shower head as seen here:


What I'm wanting to do is get this head (Oxygenics Storm Rain Shower Head w/Adjustable Arm - 1) and install it, but I don't know if I would have any problems since it isn't a hand held and looks as though it would be installed in a house instead of an RV, even though it's on an RV website. Should I have any trouble installing this?

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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The shower head you linked requires a structural fitting behind the enclosure to hold the 1/2" nipple and the weight of the new head, so you'd have to get behind the enclosure to plumb it.

IIWM, I'd look for a more compatible wand type that will a
adapt to your mixer valve.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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There are several types of oxygenics shower heads. Use the one that comes with a hose and bracket for the shower wall. You'll have to add another bracket to the shower wall or remove and replace your existing one.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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The one the pointer leads to is EXACTLY like the one in our shower in our home - and DOES require plumbing and access from inside the wall...
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There are several types of oxygenics shower heads. Use the one that comes with a hose and bracket for the shower wall. You'll have to add another bracket to the shower wall or remove and replace your existing one.
I concur with this as the easiest method, however, they do make vertical chrome pipe that could be connected on the shower wall on the side where the shower takes place..Not sure how attractive it would be, but can be done...
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We got this Oxygenics shower head at the iRV2 National Rally in June. You can get one from RVUpgrades, a site sponsor. Super easy installation. The old shower head just unscrewed off & I screwed on the Oxygenics head to our existing hose. No changing hoses or wall brackets. Now, this may not be the case for your situation, but it worked slick for us.

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We got this Oxygenics shower head at the iRV2 National Rally in June. You can get one from RVUpgrades, a site sponsor. Super easy installation. The old shower head just unscrewed off & I screwed on the Oxygenics head to our existing hose. No changing hoses or wall brackets. Now, this may not be the case for your situation, but it worked slick for us.

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Looks like mine. I took the easy way out also.
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Looks like mine. I took the easy way out also.

Ditto! Eh!
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I vote for taking the easy way out too, Josh.

It appears from your photo that all you'd have to do is to screw the old head off and screw on one of the Oxygenics choices available from RV Upgrades:



or




or





These all come with the wand, wand holder, and hose but just use the new wand and retain all your old hardware. That way, you won't have to drill new holes or re-plumb anywhere.
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We got this Oxygenics shower head at the iRV2 National Rally in June. You can get one from RVUpgrades, a site sponsor. Super easy installation. The old shower head just unscrewed off & I screwed on the Oxygenics head to our existing hose. No changing hoses or wall brackets. Now, this may not be the case for your situation, but it worked slick for us.

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This is the one I went with and it is great! I love it
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I have seen. but do not recall where (Possibly a hardware store) a fitting that was a Cube like block with a pair of "Ears" with holes in them designed to be mounted to a flat wall

There was a 1/2 inch threaded (IPT) hole in the bottom and in the front.

And I think I recall where I saw it.. IT was in use for surface mounting a shower head to a concrete block wall. All plumbing exposed

Put a 1/2 inch close nipple in the bottom hold. use a standard 1/2 inch flexable shower hose. and a standard shower arm in the front fitting and you do not need to get behind the wall at all.

That said.. I don't know if the shower walls in my RV are really strong enough to support a decent shower head... You may still need to get behidn the wall to reinforce, or use very long screws to get to the real wall behind the false shower wall.. assuming there is one.
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