Hand-held shower system with inline adjustable temperature/pressure balanced mixing valve

  • US 6,644,333 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2001
  • Issued: 11/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A bathtub plumbing system having an anti-scald hand-held shower system connected without the need of a diverter, comprising:

  • a bathtub deck;

    a primary hot water supply pipe extending to the bathtub deck;

    a primary cold water supply pipe extending to the bathtub deck;

    a hot water control valve mounted to the bathtub deck and fluidically connected to the primary hot water supply pipe;

    a cold water control valve mounted to the bathtub deck and fluidically connected to the primary cold water supply pipe;

    a faucet fluidically connected to the hot water control valve and fluidically connected to the cold water control valve;

    a secondary hot water pipe fluidically connected to the primary hot water pipe;

    a secondary cold water pipe fluidically connected to the primary cold water pipe;

    a hand held shower;

    a pressure balanced valve fluidically connected to the secondary hot water pipe and fluidically connected to the secondary cold water pipe; and

    a flexible hose fluidically connecting the hand held shower to the pressure balanced valve;

    wherein the hand held shower may be actuated independently of the hot and cold water control valves; and

    wherein the hand held shower outputs water of a predetermined pressure.

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