With features like a hand held shower, adjustable body massage sprays, large rain shower head and individual water controls, DreamLine™ shower panels turn your ordinary shower into a home spa. Installation is easy with only hot and cold water connections and fast mounting on wall-attached brackets.
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DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 Reviews
Rated 4 out of
Very Good ProductI have owned this product for over one year. I picked it because it had the features I wanted in the price range I was looking at. Although I would like the six jets to be stronger, for this price range it does a good job. The shower head is large and puts out a lot of water. The hand shower is great because it make cleaning the shower area (and the pets) super easy, but I don't think this particular hand shower is better or worse than others out there. It is nice that it has several spray options though. The key reason I picked this model is because you can choose to have the jets, shower head and hand shower going at the same time. That was not easy to find in this price range, or even in some of the more expensive models. Of course the water pressure diminishes when more than one is going, but the pressure is still pretty good.
When mounting the shower adjust the height according to where you want the jets to hit your body. I wish we had paid a little more attention when mounting due to where they hit me. The jets can be adjusted some, but be sure to make height placement a high priority when installing.
The one thing that I don't like is I can't really get it as hot as I like. I like very hot showers and when you turn the temperature up it feels good for about 3 seconds and then it seems to reduce the temperature by several degrees. I believe this has something to do with thermostatic control, but I dont really know. Again, I like VERY hot water; do not think this product doesn't get hot (it does), it just doesn't do what I want it to do as well as our other shower faucet.
After over a year of use I am very pleased with the DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 Showerpanel and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for one of the less expensive models of shower panels.
Date published: 2009-06-08
Rated 5 out of
great productI read the previous reviews before purchasing and I am very pleased with my purchase. I was careful to place the unit at my desired height for the body sprays. The unit comes with two brackets now, upper and lower. It is very secure on the wall. I get great pressure and very hot water even with all three functions turned on. The shower unit, once in a while, will spurt some water from the overhead spout even with all the valves in the closed position. Some water must get trapped in the system and then releases. It is a slight annoyance rather than a complaint, as it does it so infrequently. I would purchase this item again.
Date published: 2010-10-07
Rated 5 out of
WE LOVE IT!My wife and I were trying to achieve a spa like feeling when we remodeled our master bath and this unit was exactly what the doctor ordered. I wasn't sure as to what to expect when I opened the box but what I discovered was a substantial piece of hardware that was perfect for our walk in shower. Dreamline did not disappoint in any of the three products that we purchased for our project in terms of quality nor ease of installation. The rain shower and jets give our shower a resort like feel. The only down side is that I find myself lingering in the shower which I'm sure will cost us when the water bill arrives.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 4 out of
Great way to showerThis truly is a quality shower system. I've had it installed for a few weeks now and we're very satisfied. This unit was easy to install and even though mine was a new installation, I can see where this would not be difficult, even for do-it-your-selfers to install. Even though they don't mention it, the reduction in tubing size (1/2" home plumbing to 3/8" tubing in the shower system) provides excellent pressure for the four body jets. Drawbacks - instructions could have been a little clearer and even though I did not plan to install it anyway, the glass shelve mounts were misaligned preventing the shelf from attaching. Otherwise an excellent buy!
Date published: 2012-08-08
Rated 5 out of
Good valueThis product exceeded my expectations. Installation was easy with one exception. The placement of the water supply lines through the shower wall was critical in order to keep the braided lines on the unit from kinking. The instructions were not very clear on how to best do this. I had to do some experimenting to find the best position and what type of fittings to use. The flow of water through this unit is exceptional. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2012-01-05
Rated 5 out of
Great Shower Panel.Before I start, I wanted to respond to JARS's review, in which they state that the shower lacks the heat required to get the job done. It doesn't. This shower will get extremely hot, however it has a European style safety button on the mix valve control that needs to be depressed to turn it to the left past the 100* mark. I must admit that drove me nuts as well until I realized that depressing that made all the difference. Now my showers turn my skin red, just the way I like it.
Now as for water pressure. I'm at the very end of the line for the city water in my town. I border two others. Furthermore, the lines for this run all the way across my house through a new Viega Pex Manifold. Pressure is a non issue for me. When running the horizontal sprayers along with the rain shower, I still have so much water pressure coming out that it almost stings.
All in all, I had some concerns after reading some of the reviews here, but am totally satisfied with this product. It's fairly easy to install with the right tools and the included water lines attach right to half inch nipples with no issues. I will likely purchase another one for my summer home.
Date published: 2010-08-18
Rated 1 out of
Dream LineI have already had to purchase 2 thermostatic cartridges and now the 3rd one is also failing. Of course none of them are under warranty... The hot gets stuck and the cold does not come out properly. The hot and cold are very hard to turn. I will never purchase another Dream line of any kind. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 5 out of
Happy with purchaseWorks great! Great value for the price. Lots of pressure from the shower head and nozzles. The thermostat is a great feature.
do i need any extra parts? our water pressure is fine.
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 comes with everything for installation.
Does the rough in valve come in 3/4"?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 is only available in the 1/2" connection per the manufacturer.
Does this need to be mounted in a corner or can it be mounted on a flat wall?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 is able to be mounted both flat on the wall or mounted in the corner as well.
Can a shower system be installed in place of a single lever diverter?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 can be installed instead of a diverter.
Do we absolutely need the pump?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 would only require a booster pump if you have low water pressure. If your water pressure is good you will not need the booster pump.
have u had any problem where the shower seems to turn it self on for a few seconds
A. I am sorry, I have not heard of any issues regarding the DreamLine SHCM-2718-00. I would suggest speaking to a plumber or contacting Dreamline technical support is the problem continues. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
How far out from the wall is the shower head?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 has a total depth of 15.75".
Is there any plastic utilized in the construction of this product and if so where
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 hand shower holder, hand shower, and some parts of the jets have some plastic elements.
What is the gallon per minute flow when the valves are fully open?
A. This depends on your PSI in your water lines?
What is the width of your DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 Shower System? cannot find this info
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 is 9 7/8" in Width.
what psi water pressure is required for jets to work properly?
A. DreamLine recommends 50 psi for the SHCM-2718-00. If you have less than 45 psi available an optional booster pump is recommended.
Can I turn off any part of the unit? Can I use just the shower head or just the hand held shower?
A. Yes, you can use any of the functions individually or in conjunction with each other on The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00.
can you use mutliple functions at once, seperately or independently?
A. Yes, the DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 can have multiple functions running at once and or independently,
I need a shower panel to replace an existing one, that can mount in the corner of the shower (ie has brackets that enable corner mounting). Do you have something like that?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 includes installation mounting brackets for both the back of the wall or corner.
Is the main shower head adjustable for various angles?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 main shower head is adjustable.
Is the product manufactured in china?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 is produced in China
What is the maximum water pressure the unit can tolerate?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 over all GPM is 4.0 GPM. While each individual unit is 2.2 GPM.
Are the connections for the handheld's hose standard 1/2" size?
A. DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 handheld's hose is a standard 1/2" size.
Does the showerhead have strong pressure or is it like a "rain" shower?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00's showerhead has the pressure strength you would associate with a standard showerhead.
Does this shower system come in brushed nickel? If not, please let me know what systems you have in nickel.
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 comes in aluminum. The aluminum finish is designed to blend with chrome and nickel finishes. The Hansgrohe 27118 might be an alternative for you.
Does this unit hook up to a single water line?
A. This unit needs a hot & cold water line. 2 lines total.
I recently ordered a dreamline SHCM-2718-00 shower panel and I need a longer hose for the hand shower. What is the longest hose you have?
A. The longest hoses we carry are 72". Take a look at the Kohler K-8593.
Can the shower head be replaced by itself?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 does have a shower head that can be replaced.
Is there a panel with tub filler at bottom?
A. The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 does not have a tub spout, but the DreamLine SHCM-2358-00 does.
Does it have an anti scald vale?
The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 does have the anti-scald feature within the valve.
Does the hand held shower have a pause function?
The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 hand shower does not have a pause function.
Is the shower head moveable?
The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 showerhead is stationary.
What type of installation is required?
The DreamLine SHCM-2718-00 is mounted on top of the tile with 2 brackets which are located in center of the unit, which is also where the water is brought in. It does not require additional piping to the individual sprays, as everything is self-contained in the unit.
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