We recently moved into our new house and I need to install a wand-type
shower in one bathroom.
The bathroom has a typical fiberglass tub with fiberglass surround.
The shower arm for the fixed-head shower sticks out of a hole in the
drywall just above the top of the surround.
I want to install a wand-type shower -- Danze D464602BN. This shower
wand has a tall vertical piece that mounts onto the wall with screws
and plastic anchors -- typical drywall mounting technique. It comes
complete with a diverter that allows me to use the current fixed head
or the wand.
I want to mount this thing so that the mount at the top of the
vertical piece is mounted onto the drywall just above the fiberglass
surround and the bottom mount attaches to the fiberglass.
How to I mount this thing to the fiberglass??
-- Same as mounting to the drywall -- drill two holes, stick in the
plastic anchors, and attach the mount with screws into the plastic
-- Maybe drill holes through the fiberglass and use pop rivets instead
of screws?? Seems as though pop rivets would hold a lot better
through the fiberglass than scews with drywall plastic anchors -- the
part of the pop rivet that's behind the surround should hold a larger
surface area then the plastic drywall anchor.
And -- I think I should put a dab of silicone on the back of the mount
where it contacts the fiberglass to stick the mount to the fiberglass
and to seal the screw (rivet) holes so water doesn't leak behind the