Shower attachment for bath with square plugs

Have found the above posted here by google search in 2011 with no solutions. My heart sank.

Wherever you look so many have complained on reviews that you can never solve this without leaks. Many products claim to do the job but fail. Some that look convincing and cost upwards of £30 are partial solutions but consensus seems to be you are better to get the taps changed entirely which is not an option for many.

We pay for hot water to fill the bath but landlord has electric shower fitted. Bonkers!  I'd be happy with bath but wife wants shower and at 20p / kWh it just seems insane - all would save if we could both shower and not waste so much water!  Water pressure here is fine, just stupid taps that will never take a rubber shower hose attachment. They are round at the top and flat at the bottom.  


I bought two garden hose connectors from Amazon 'GH TRADE Tap Adapter with Spout for Garden Mixer Tap, Kitchen Hose Connector Fitting' at £6 each.
I also bought a 'Blue Canyon Single or Double Tap Bath Sink Shower Head Hose Spray Hair Dresser Pet Push On Mixer 1.5-1.7m'  for £9. But if you already have a hose then wait!

Now this was hit or miss. I had return in mind and found the adaptors would easily be repackaged if didn't work. But they did - very well. Do note that they are strong enough to cause damage to your taps if not properly (and very easily) screw adjusted to fit without force. One tip on Amazon Q and A's is to protect the top of the tap with a lolly stick and I'd recommend that if you are in any doubt about sturdiness. 

I was expecting to have to sacrifice the rubber tap connectors on the shower head unit to try to get a good seal to the tubing. But no. They immediately fitted snugly without leaks to the Tap Adapter! I'd imagine others might too, I just never had one.

The versatility here is great. They can be simply unclipped in seconds.

Hope this helps some others. J


  • Perhaps there is hope for me too? I have a bath with taps mixer that is pretty much wide rectangular. Can't find a shower with hose to attach to the taps. Shower pump is broken and can't get landlord to replace... not for the last two years anyway but still trying... Any ideas most welcome as baths are not cost effective, especially now with energy hikes. I will check out your solution and see if maybe I can work a 'heath robinson' type fix.
    Or go swimming and use their showers...
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