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So how the hell do you use the retractable shower hose in the bathroom without leakage under the bath?

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SleepFreeZone Fri 27-Jan-17 19:11:41

We have a new 4 hole bath tap that is basically two levers, one spout and one shower that pulls out when in use and winds back down under the bath after use.

The head has a seal when it's in its cradle but if the hose gets wet then it seems to just feed all the water back down under the bath and we're left with a puddle.

I'm guessing you have to just ensure the hose doesn't get wet? Seems like a godawful design flaw to me 😁

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Fri 27-Jan-17 19:24:31

We have the same sort of set up on 2 baths. Ours drip if we put them straight back in the thing after use (presumably getting rid of the water in the hose?) so we tend to leave them in the bath/hanging over the side for gravity to drain the remains and pop the showerhead back afterwards. We don't use the showerheads everyday though (we have stand up shower cubicles too).

SleepFreeZone Fri 27-Jan-17 19:26:59

I had a feeling i would have to 'manage' its usage somehow. It seems like a really stupid design not to have a secondary seal of some sort. Glad it's not just our design of tap that's the issue and I should have just bought a different make.

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Fri 27-Jan-17 19:35:50

We have a very expensive one in my bathroom (Samuel Heath) and a mid range one in DD's bathroom and they both have the issue. It's a universal problem and a bit of a ballache. Hopefully someone will be along shortly with a genius idea.

wowfudge Fri 27-Jan-17 20:32:17

We used to have one of those and I used to let it drip into the bath before putting it back in the holder. I think I've seen one (Crosswater maybe) where the holder the shower head slots into becomes a tube and feeds into the bath waste.

didireallysaythat Sat 28-Jan-17 08:48:01

I'm not positive but I think you might want a follow me shower head - we have one and it puts the water into the waste. This sort of thing

www.homesupply.co.uk/crosswater-follow-me-shower-handset-and-hose---sk812c=SK812C.htm

Maybe ? Lots of manufacturers do them - but you need to know what they are called to be able to ask for one.

jojosapphire Sat 28-Jan-17 13:07:26

We are planning for one of these and apparently so drips are inevitable a guy in the showrom suggested some sort of tray underneath so water doesn't leak through floor but evaporates...
My other choice is a shower head with a short hose as dont want it to hang in the bath all the time...

AccioNameChange Sat 28-Jan-17 14:58:21

I have one of these and I'm pretty sure the hose has a casing under the bath that it goes back into which drains out the with the plug hold water. I was told by the supplier not to worry too much about getting water down the hole as it would drain away in this way.

Really surprised this isn't the norm... and hoping I wasn't told the wrong thing! No sign of any wet under the bath downstairs...

AccioNameChange Sat 28-Jan-17 14:59:45

Just read wow fudge's post upthread, pretty sure ours is like that and is a Crosswater one...

AccioNameChange Sat 28-Jan-17 15:01:39

Actually read previous responses now (sorry!) yes we have the Crosswater one linked too. Finding it slightly mad that they aren't all designed like this...

wowfudge Sat 28-Jan-17 16:50:41

I must remember that when we do our new bathroom as it is a pain having a shower hose dangling in the bath.

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