Kohler K-17493-CP Polished Chrome Flipside Multi-Function Hand Shower with Flipstream Technology

Item #: BCI963997

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Technical Specs

Specification Sheet
Installation Sheet
ADA No
Country Of Origin USA
Handshower Multi Function
Height 10.75
Made in America Yes
Showerhead Height 5.375
Showerhead Width 5.375
Spray Settings 4
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  • Hand Shower Hose Required

Product Features:

  • Covered under Kohler's limited lifetime warranty
  • Premier finishing process – finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through everyday use
  • Elegant, versatile and advanced ergonomics for easy operation
  • Sprayhead flips on its axis allowing seamless transition between four distinct spray types:
    • Kotton - dense, luxurious downpour of water
    • Koverage - full coverage spray for everyday showering
    • Komotion - soothing, circular water pattern
    • Kurrent - targeted massage to ease away aches and pains
  • Hand shower only – hose and wall supply to be purchased separately
  • Designed to easily install with standard ½” wall supply elbows or shower arm diverters

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • Flipstream: The Flipside handshower dedicates a single sprayhead surface to each of the four unique sprays. The innovative design simplifies switching between spray types by turning the head on its axis.

Hand Shower Specifications:

  • Multiple spray functions – featuring four spray patterns
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM (gallons-per-minute)
  • Hand Shower Height: 10-3/4"
  • Integrated dual check-valves

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Our SKU: K-17493

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • Oil Rubbed Bronze (2BZ)
    K-17493-2BZ
  • Polished Chrome
    K-17493-CP
  • Vibrant Brushed Nickel
    K-17493-BN
  • Vibrant Polished Nickel
    K-17493-SN

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

13 Questions from the Community

  • The Kohler K-17493 will work the Kohler wall brackets.

    Can this handshower work with any Kohler wall bracket, what is recommended wall bracket?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 will work the Kohler wall brackets.

  • The Kohler K-17493 is made of solid cast brass. There will be some plastic and ceramic parts for the more intricate pieces. But the cast and chassis of the piece is brass.

    Made from metal or just a metal looking plastic?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 is made of solid cast brass. There will be some plastic and ceramic parts for the more intricate pieces. But the cast and chassis of the piece is brass.

  • The Kohler K-17493 uses very little PSI because it only allows 2.5 GPM.

    Will this work in a home with a well and pressure tank water system?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 uses very little PSI because it only allows 2.5 GPM.

  • When switching fixtures around in your shower, if you arent concerned about getting exact matches on your finishes, the only thing you need to worry about it matching your handle trim with your valve. If that is all you are replacing then it should work. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions (800) 864-2555 x447.

    Can I use the Kohler K-17493 or K-17492 to replace my current Moen 8341 hand shower wand? Will it work?

    A. When switching fixtures around in your shower, if you arent concerned about getting exact matches on your finishes, the only thing you need to worry about it matching your handle trim with your valve. If that is all you are replacing then it should work. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions (800) 864-2555 x447.

  • You are going to need a slide bar and a elbow for this to work.

    Can the hose connect to a shower arm (and can the handheld shower attach to the arm) or do I have to get a supply elbow and slide bar?

    A. You are going to need a slide bar and a elbow for this to work.

  • The Kohler K-17493 is a hand held shower.

    Is this a hand held shower?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 is a hand held shower.

  • The Kohler K-17493 hand shower will work with any Kohler slide bar. The K-8524 or K-9069 are two good options.

    What slide bar will work with the Kohler flipside handheld?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 hand shower will work with any Kohler slide bar. The K-8524 or K-9069 are two good options.

  • You would typically connect the hose to either a shower arm diverter or a shower arm mount.

    Can I connect the hose of this handheld shower on a Kohler shower arm?

    A. You would typically connect the hose to either a shower arm diverter or a shower arm mount.

  • Yes, The Kohler K-17493 can be deck mounted. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am happy to help. Have a great day!

    Can this shower head be deck mounted?

    A. Yes, The Kohler K-17493 can be deck mounted. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am happy to help. Have a great day!

  • The Kohler K-17493 will work with any Kohler shower head holder.

    I need the shower head holder ,what is recommended model for this shower head. thanks

    A. The Kohler K-17493 will work with any Kohler shower head holder.

  • You can order any pressure balance valve or thermostatic valve depending on your intended shower set up. Please feel free to call customer service to discuss your goals and how to best accieve the bathroom of your dreams.

    what type of valve and diverter do I order with the flipside, slide and elbow?

    A. You can order any pressure balance valve or thermostatic valve depending on your intended shower set up. Please feel free to call customer service to discuss your goals and how to best accieve the bathroom of your dreams.

  • For item number K-17493 you will want to use either item number K-9511 or K-9662 by Kohler. This will both allow for you to use your hand held shower by mounting it to your existing shower arm. 

    What part do I need to connect K-17493 hand shower to an existing wall mounted shower arm?

    A.

    For item number K-17493 you will want to use either item number K-9511 or K-9662 by Kohler. This will both allow for you to use your hand held shower by mounting it to your existing shower arm. 

  • The Kohler K-17493 only includes the Hand Shower.

    Does this come with wall bracket and hose?

    A.

    The Kohler K-17493 only includes the Hand Shower.

Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy This Shower Head! Love this shower head. We bought the hand shower although it comes in a regular shower head, as well. It is well build, solid, nice looking and the four different settings are all great. We looked and looked for a new shower head and we are so happy with this one. Plus the price was great at FaucetDirect!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the Flipside Multi-Function Hand Shower and my wife said it was a great unit. I also liked it. I Just bought a replacement assembly because the thread connection cracked and broke off from the hose. I noticed it was made out of a plastic material. I think on occasion the unit may have dropped but with the hose length prevented contact on the bottom of shower. The only explanation is when the assembly is adjusted while attached to the sliderbar the slight force applied may have caused a hairline crack to. With all that said we still like the assembly and so much that we ordered a second assembly and hose for the upstairs shower.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great showerhead I just installed this showerhead and love it. It has multiple settings and when you "flip" it, it doesn't spray on the ceiling as I thought it might.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from BIG We returned this product because it's REALLY BIG. If that's not an issue for you, note that it really works well.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality design Easy to rotate to one of the four different spray nozzles. . .each is uniquely different and delightful--try them all!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever Design - Solid construction I purchased this showerhead for my mother last Christmas. I had seen a model similar at home depot for more but I was put off as it felt kind of plasticy. When I found it cheaper at build.com I decided to give it a try and not only did I get a better price I got a completely different quality then the on at HD. It was solid in construction and I was thrilled. Only weird thing is getting used to flipping it the right way at first - I defiantly gave my walls an extra, needed, bath the firs time I tried to rotate it the wrong way. Besides that we could not be happier with this product, a year later then the day we bought.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look and wonderful pressure I have actually bought 3 of these hand showers. There are 4!different water stream options in the single unit. In our master bath I added a rain shower head, but use this one most often. Great power and water flow.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kohler flipside hand shower Great spray selection. I use one to spray my face and another for general spray. With 72" hose I can wash the dog too.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful shower head! We don't flip the head often but it is nice to have the options.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun variety of settings The kids love this hand shower. Everyone has a favorite spray setting. Nicer than I expected.
Date published: 2011-06-13
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