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									    Master Advice From The “Shower Experts”

    Creating a shower system will be made easier and more enjoyable with thorough planning prior to installation. By exploring all the options first, you can
    have a pleasant experience in the design and specification of your system as well as in using it!



    What elements do I need to create a shower system?

    • Showerhead
    • Handshower
    • Wall Outlet
    • Bodyspray
    • Wallbar
    • Thermostatic Valve
    • Volume Control
    • Diverter



    You may have some questions before planning your shower system:

    • What do I want from my shower? Relaxation, invigoration? More than one user at a time? Steam?
    • Where can I put a Shower System? How much space will I need?
    • How much do I want to spend? How much will I need to spend?
    • What are the parts and components that I will need?
    • How will all the valves and controls work together?
    • What about the water supply, drainage and other practical considerations?
    • Have I considered all possible users? Children, elderly users?
    • Are there any special requirements, such as access for the mobility challenged?



    What should I take into account when designing my shower system?

    • Budget:                           Determine a budget for creating your shower system.

    • Space:                            Showers can range in size from about 30" x 30" to any customized dimension.

    • Enclosures:                       Enclosures contain splashing and create a more private space, but they are not a necessity
                                        when designing a shower system. An open plan can offer many possibilities.

    • Water Volume:                     Determine the water volume you to have for your custom shower.
                                        The Flow Rate Work Sheets on pages 24 or 29 will help you plan this.

    • Water Flow:                       We recommend 38 - 65 PSI for a shower system to operate properly. Your plumber or contractor can help
                                        you determine your average incoming water pressure.

    • Water Heater:                     It is important to ensure sufficient hot water supply. Here again, the Flow Rate Work Sheets will
                                        help you estimate the throughput of a system.

    • Floor Drain:                      Install a drain (or multiple drains) that can handle twice the amount of water as
                                        all components combined provide.

    • Local Codes:                      Local plumbing codes vary greatly from state to state. Be sure to understand and follow them.

    • Time:                             Installation time may also be a factor, especially on do-it-yourself jobs. For peace of mind and
                                        efficiency, we recommend that shower systems be installed by a licensed plumber.




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 Valve Configuration




     Volume Control                            Controls One Function   Controls Multiple Functions

     1/2" and 3/4" volume control valves are
     used as stop valves and to regulate the
     amount of water to one or more outlets.

     A     Controls showerhead
                                                                                                 A
     A     Controls showerhead                           A
     B     Controls left bodyspray
     C     Controls right bodyspray


                                                                                                B    C




     Fix Fit Wall Outlet                       Controls One Function

     The 1/2" Fix Fit Wall Outlet
     combines the benefits of a volume
     control and a wall outlet.

     A Fix Fit Wall Outlet can be mounted
     near a shower bench or across from
     the main valving, eliminating the need
     to install an additional valve and a                      A
     separate wall outlet.

     A Controls handshower




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 Valve Configuration




   Trio Diverter                                  Trio Diverter

   The 1/2" Trio Diverter can be used
   as a stop valve and flow control for
   shower systems with two outlets.

   A volume control is not required when
   using this configuration. With the Trio
   Diverter you can choose between a sin-
   gle function or two functions at once.

   A Controls showerhead                                                     A
     and handshower or a
     combination of both




   Quattro Diverter                               Quattro Diverter

   The 3/4" Quattro Diverter can divert
   water flow to one of three outlets or any
   combination of two outlets.

   It serves only to change the water’s                                  A
   direction. A single volume control must
   be installed in conjunction with this valve.

   A      Diverts the water to                                       B
          bodysprays, handshower,
          showerhead or any
          combination of two

   B      The volume control regulates
          the volume of water




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 Axor Flow Work Sheet



     Product                                                                                                                 Water flow in GPM (gallons per minute)*
     Showerhead                                                                                                                                                  2.5
     Handshower                                                                                                                                                  2.5
     Bodyspray                                                                                                                                                   2.0

       Using the values below, you can calculate the maximum flow rate of your system.

     Product                                                                          Quantity                     X           GPM              =                  Total GPM
     Showerhead                                                                  __________________                x            2.5             =        ____________________
     Handshower                                                                  __________________                x            2.5             =        ____________________
     Bodyspray                                                                   __________________                x            2.0             =        ____________________
     Other outlets                                                               __________________                x          _______           =        ____________________

       The valve’s mixed water output should be equal to or greater than:                                                                                ______________ GPM.

     Product                                               Water output @ 44 PSI                                        @ 65 PSI                                  Rough Part #
     Pressure Balance Valve                                             6.5 GPM                                         7.5 GPM                                 13408181 (1/2")
     Ecostat Thermostatic Mixer**                                      13.2 GPM                                        16.4 GPM                                 15373181 (1/2")
     Ecostat Thermostatic Mixer**                                      13.2 GPM                                        16.4 GPM                                 15374181 (3/4")
     EcoMax Thermostatic Mixer**                                         20 GPM                                        22.4 GPM                                 15374181 (3/4")

                                                    This value cannot exceed the capacity of your incoming water supply!
                                    You also must use this value as a guide in determining the capacity of the water heater(s) and drain(s).



     Valves
     Almost all valves installed in the USA are “concealed” valves. This valve type consists of two parts — the rough (the valve itself, which goes behind the
     wall) and the trim (the decorative plate and handle). This section describes the different types of roughs available. Matching trims are available for all
     valves. There are three functions that shower valves must perform:

     A. Control the water temperature and maximum mixed water output.
     B. Control the water volume to an outlet or diverter.
     C. Control the direction of flow when multiple outlets are used.



     A,B         Pressure Balance Valve:                                                         B          Volume Control:
                 Prevents scalding by compensating for fluctuations in pressure.                            Turns the water on and off and regulates volume.
                 Integrated On/Off, maximum mixed
                 water output 6.5 GPM @ 44 PSI.                                                  B          Fix Fit Valve:
                                                                                                            Volume control and wall outlet combined into one.
     A           Ecostat Thermostatic Mixing Valve:
                 Maintains water temperature to within +/- 1˚F                                   B,C        Trio Diverter:
                 while delivering up to 13.2 GPM @ 44 PSI.                                                  Controls water direction and volume to 2 outlets.
                 **Note: This valve type requires the use of a                                              Can be used with both outlets simultaneously.
                 separate volume control.
                                                                                                 C          Quattro Diverter:
     A           EcoMax Thermostatic Mixing Valve:                                                          Controls the direction of water flow for three outlets.
                 Maintains water temperature to within +/- 1˚F                                              Any 2 of the 3 outlets can be used simultaneously.
                 while delivering up to 20 GPM @ 44 PSI.                                                    *Note: This valve type requires the use of a
                 **Note: This valve type requires the use of a                                              separate volume control.
                 separate volume control.



     *For detailed flow rates for shower components, please refer to main product listing later in this book.

     **These high-flow thermostatic valves control temperature only and require the installation of a volume control in order to control the volume of water.
         (More than one mixing valve may be installed to reach the desired mixed water output, special installation guidelines apply)



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 Axor Shower Systems


                       Axor Shower System 1

                       • 2 Thermostatic valves
                       • 3 Volume control valves
                       • Quattro diverter valve
                       • Raindance Imperial AIR Showerhead
                       • Showerhead
                       • Showerarm
                       • 3 Bodysprays




                       Axor Shower System 2

                       • Thermostatic valve
                       • Volume control valve
                       • Quattro diverter valve
                       • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                       • Raindance Imperial AIR Showerhead
                       • Handshower
                       • Wallbar
                       • Hose




                       Axor Shower System 3

                       • 3 Thermostatic valves
                       • 4 Volume control valves
                       • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                       • Raindance Royale AIR Showerhead
                       • Extension pipe for ceiling mount
                       • Handshower
                       • Wallbar
                       • Hose
                       • Showerhead
                       • Showerarm
                       • 6 Bodysprays




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 Axor Shower Systems


                             Axor Shower System 4

                             • Thermostatic valve
                             • Trio diverter valve
                             • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                             • Handshower
                             • Wallbar
                             • Hose
                             • Showerhead
                             • Showerarm
                             • 2 Bodysprays




                             Axor Shower System 5

                             • Thermostatic valve
                             • Trio diverter valve
                             • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                             • Downpour Showerhead
                             • Extension pipe for ceiling mount
                             • Handshower
                             • Wallbar
                             • Hose
                             • 3 Bodysprays




                             Axor Shower System 6

                             • Thermostatic valve
                             • Volume control valve
                             • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                             • Downpour Showerhead
                             • Showerarm
                             • Handshower
                             • Wallbar
                             • Hose




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 Axor Shower Systems


                       Axor Shower System 7

                       • Thermostatic valve
                       • Trio diverter valve
                       • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                       • Downpour Showerhead
                       • Showerarm
                       • Handshower
                       • Wallbar
                       • Hose
                       • Tub spout




                       Axor Shower System 8

                       • Thermostatic valve
                       • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                       • Raindance Connect




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     Three Different Ways To Install The Same Shower System



                                                 Option 1:
                                                 Separate Volume Controls

                                                 • Thermostatic valve
                                                 • 3 Volume control valves
                                                 • Handshower
                                                 • Wallbar
                                                 • Hose
                                                 • Wall Outlet
                                                 • Showerhead
                                                 • Showerarm
                                                 • 3 Bodysprays




                                                 Option 2:
                                                 Trio Diverter And
                                                 Fix Fit Wall Outlet

                                                 • Thermostatic valve
                                                 • Trio diverter valve
                                                 • Fix Fit Wall Outlet
                                                 • Handshower
                                                 • Wallbar
                                                 • Hose
                                                 • Showerhead
                                                 • Showerarm
                                                 • 3 Bodysprays




                                                 Option 3:
                                                 Quattro Diverter

                                                 • Thermostatic valve
                                                 • Volume control valve
                                                 • Quattro diverter valve
                                                 • Handshower
                                                 • Wallbar
                                                 • Hose
                                                 • Wall Outlet
                                                 • Showerhead
                                                 • Showerarm
                                                 • 3 Bodysprays




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 Hansgrohe Flow Work Sheet

    Product                                                                                                             Water flow in GPM (gallons per minute)*
    Showerhead                                                                                                                                              2.5
    Handshower                                                                                                                                              2.5
    Body Jet                                                                                                                                                1.0




      Using the values below, you can calculate the maximum flow rate of your system.

    Product                                                                          Quantity                  X           GPM           =                Total GPM
    Showerhead                                                                  __________________             x            2.5          =      ____________________
    Handshower                                                                  __________________             x            2.5          =      ____________________
    Body Jet                                                                    __________________             x            1.0          =      ____________________
    Other Outlets                                                               __________________             x          _______        =      ____________________

                                                                                                                                               Add 2 Highest Values:

      The valve’s mixed water output should be equal to or greater than:                                                                        ______________ GPM.

    ThermoBalance valves can deliver up to 9.5 GPM (ThermoPlus/ThermoBalance I = 9.5 GPM, ThermoBalance II = 8 GPM, ThermoBalance III = 6 GPM).
    The number and placement of different shower products will determine the number and type of ThermoBalance valves you need. It is possible to use more
    than one ThermoBalance valve in a shower. Multiple units must be supplied independently. Flow rates based on water pressure of 44 PSI.



                                                  This value cannot exceed the capacity of your incoming water supply!
                                  You also must use this value as a guide in determining the capacity of the water heater(s) and drain(s).


    *For detailed flow rates for shower components, please refer to main product listing later in this book.




                                                                                                                   ThermoBalance I
                                                                                                                   Function I:        Shower
                                                                                                                   This option offers the satisfying features of
                                                                                                                   Hansgrohe showerheads with all the advantages
                                                                                                                   of ThermoBalance technology.




                                                                                                                   ThermoBalance II
                                                                                                                   Function I:        Tub
                                                                                                                   Function II:       Shower
                                                                                                                   Most bath/shower combos feature these
                                                                                                                   elements, making the ThermoBalance II set
                                                                                                                   perfect for new installs or a remodeling upgrade.




                                                                                                                   ThermoBalance III
                                                                                                                   Function I:         Handshower
                                                                                                                   Function II:        Showerhead or select a combination
                                                                                                                                       setting to enjoy showerhead and
                                                                                                                                       bodysprays
                                                                                                                   Function III:       Body Jets only
                                                                                                                   ThermoBalance III brings together all the elements that
                                                                                                                   translate into a lavish shower experience—wallbar
                                                                                                                   and handshower, Body Jets and showerhead.




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                 Hansgrohe Shower Systems



                                             Hansgrohe Shower System 1

                                             • ThermoBalance III valve
                                             • Showerhead
                                             • Showerarm
                                             • 3 Bodysprays
8 x 11 No Tab




                                             Hansgrohe Shower System 2

                                             • ThermoBalance III valve
                                             • Handshower
                                             • Wallbar
                                             • Hose
                                             • Wall Outlet
                                             • Showerhead
                                             • Showerarm
                                             • Tub Spout




                                             Hansgrohe Shower System 3

                                             • ThermoBalance III valve
                                             • Handshower
                                             • Wallbar
                                             • Hose
                                             • Wall Outlet
                                             • Showerhead
                                             • Showerarm
                                             • 3 Bodysprays




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