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hi i want to fit my bath taps at the other end of my bath, how do it go about doing this? Do i just need to buy a pipe that runs along side my bath to reach the other end were my new taps will go? That new pipe would be coming from were my old taps would be? Please see pictures attached for how everything looks at the moment. I want the taps at the other end of the bath because theres nowhere to hang a shower head at the end my taps are currently at. Thankyou for any help! 
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  • Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    Hmmm so you intend taking the bath out and turning it round?

    In that case, all you need to do is extend the water and waste pipes to fit, but do make sure that you have enough 'fall' on the waste.

    ........and try not to damage the tiles.
  • BoohooBoohoo Forumite
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    Hmmm so you intend taking the bath out and turning it round?

    In that case, all you need to do is extend the water and waste pipes to fit, but do make sure that you have enough 'fall' on the waste.

    ........and try not to damage the tiles.
    I am reading this as the OP wants to put new taps at the other end of the bath and not turn the bath round but leave it as it is now.
    They mention not having anywhere to hang a shower head from the taps they have so would buying a new tap/shower combo and replace existing taps work?
  • Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    Boohoo said:
    Hmmm so you intend taking the bath out and turning it round?

    In that case, all you need to do is extend the water and waste pipes to fit, but do make sure that you have enough 'fall' on the waste.

    ........and try not to damage the tiles.
    I am reading this as the OP wants to put new taps at the other end of the bath and not turn the bath round but leave it as it is now.
    They mention not having anywhere to hang a shower head from the taps they have so would buying a new tap/shower combo and replace existing taps work?
    It would be a most unusual bath to have holes for taps, waste and overflow at both ends
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    It would be far more reasonable to leave the taps where they are and add a separate wall-mounted shower on the other side of the bath.
    The cheapest ones at Wickes is £48 (not thermostatic), but I see even thermostatic ones for £20-25 on ebay.
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  • HHarryHHarry Forumite
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    Boohoo said:
    Hmmm so you intend taking the bath out and turning it round?

    In that case, all you need to do is extend the water and waste pipes to fit, but do make sure that you have enough 'fall' on the waste.

    ........and try not to damage the tiles.
    I am reading this as the OP wants to put new taps at the other end of the bath and not turn the bath round but leave it as it is now.
    They mention not having anywhere to hang a shower head from the taps they have so would buying a new tap/shower combo and replace existing taps work?
    It would be a most unusual bath to have holes for taps, waste and overflow at both ends
    Why would you need to move the waste and overflow?  Drill a couple of holes for the taps at the other end (assuming there’s enough space) and extend the pipework.
  • Mutton_GeoffMutton_Geoff Forumite
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    HHarry said:
    Why would you need to move the waste and overflow?  Drill a couple of holes for the taps at the other end (assuming there’s enough space) and extend the pipework.
    Why do a job properly when you can bodge it?
    It will look awful and I doubt very much there is enough space or flat area to fix taps to at the other end of the bath. From the photos it looks like the supply and waste can be removed then the original bath can be lowered enough to slide out, turn round and reinstall. Or fit an electric shower in a location to suit (you'd probably have to drop pipes and cable down from the ceiling to feed the shower).


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    No need to move the taps. I use a long shower hose, the riser rail and shower head is at the opposite end to the mixer tap. It works well.
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  • Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    HHarry said:
    Boohoo said:
    Hmmm so you intend taking the bath out and turning it round?

    In that case, all you need to do is extend the water and waste pipes to fit, but do make sure that you have enough 'fall' on the waste.

    ........and try not to damage the tiles.
    I am reading this as the OP wants to put new taps at the other end of the bath and not turn the bath round but leave it as it is now.
    They mention not having anywhere to hang a shower head from the taps they have so would buying a new tap/shower combo and replace existing taps work?
    It would be a most unusual bath to have holes for taps, waste and overflow at both ends
    Why would you need to move the waste and overflow?  Drill a couple of holes for the taps at the other end (assuming there’s enough space) and extend the pipework.
    Well I kind of assumed that the OP would have liked to have done a proper job.
  • HHarryHHarry Forumite
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    Having the taps at the opposite end to the waste is a bodge?  Unconventional maybe, but hardly a bodge.
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