Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "Can these grab bar hand shower units be mounted horizontally?"
A. Yes, all of these ADA grab bar hand shower shown on this page can be mounted both vertically (as shown) and horizontally.
Q. "Will these hand showers shut all the way off? I only need the water when rinsing, but hate to turn the water off at the valve?"
A. Federal code prohibits complete shutoff of showerheads and handshowers. However, since many people wish to conserve water while shampooing, soaping up, or shaving, Delta (and many other showerhead manufacturers) created a trickle feature for their showerheads and hand showers. The handshowers included with these grab bar systems include a push button trickle feature, which reduces the spray to a trickle to help conserve water while the user is shampooing or soaping.
Q. "What is the difference between the stretchable hose and the UltraFlex hand shower hose?"
A. The Delta 495S series hand shower hose is designed with stainless steel material spiraled over a rubber inner line with plated brass nuts, making it durable, beautiful and stretchable. The UltraFlex® U490R series hose is reinforced nylon polyester with PVC. With a crystal PVC outer sheath, an elastic PVC inner liner, and plated brass nuts, this hose will last for years to come.
Q. "Do these hand showers have a massage function?"
A. No, the handshowers included with the grab bar hand shower kits have two spray patterns: full spray and trickle. However, we offer a variety of other handshowers here, many of which include a massage spray style.
Q. "I ordered a Delta shower component and received an Alsons part. I believe I was shipped the wrong product?
A. If the part numbers on the Alsons box are the same number as the Delta number, or the product looks like the item you ordered, then you received the correct item. The Masco Corporation owns the Delta Faucet Company and acquired the Alsons Corporation in 1987. On December 31, 2011, the Masco Corporation integrated the Alsons brand products into the Delta Faucet Company, so you could receive a Delta part in an Alsons labeled carton.