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21 Parts of a Bathroom Shower (Excellent Diagram)

A collage of bathroom shower and its parts.

More and more people are changing out their old tub/shower combos and installing a walk-in shower. It makes sense because these types of showers are so much easier to get in and out of. They look better too.

When you’re about to embark on such a project, it helps to get a good understanding of the different parts of a shower. Below is our detailed diagram along with a description of each part.

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Diagram illustrating the many different parts of a bathroom shower

Shower Control: Controls and maintains the shower’s water temperature.

Shower Diverter Pipe: Diverts the flow of water so that it flows out of the shower head instead of the bathtub faucet.

  • Slide Bar: Makes the shower adjustable at a desired height.
  • Slide Bar Bracket: Keeps the slide bar in position.
  • Hand Shower: The type of shower that’s connected by a flexible hose and secured into a wall-mounted bracket and allows a person to direct the flow of water where needed.
  • Rain Shower: A showered that mimics the experience of bathing in the rain.
  • Tiled Walls: Walls covered in tiles.
  • Niche: A recessed shelf in the bathroom that adds storage space for soap, shampoo bottles, etc.
  • Two-Sided Shower Enclosure: An enclosure style that has two wall spaces fitted into the corner.
  • Shower Door Handle: Used to open or close the bathroom shower.
  • Acrylic Stall Panel: The shower enclosure made of acrylic.
  • Water Heater: An appliance that heats and stores water.
  • Water Supply Pipe: The pipe that transports clean, fresh water from the water main.
  • Shut-Off Valve: Regulates the flow of water through the pipe when open and cuts it off when the valve is turned off.
  • Waste Outlet Pipe: The pipe that transports and removes sewage and grey water from the house.
  • Shower Trap: A plumbing fixture that ensures the bathroom shower is drain-free.
  • Drain Pipe: A large long pipe that transports the sewage and grey water from the house.
  • Drain: The plumbing fixture found at the bathroom floor that carries away liquid waste.
  • Shower Hose: The hose connecting the showered from the shower outlet and extends to provide more control over water.
  • Floor Tiles: Tiles laid out on the flooring.
  • Acrylic Tray: Shower tray made of acrylic so it’s lightweight, flexible but can be brittle.

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