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Old 01-10-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Showerhead Height?


Is there a code requirement for the height of the showerhead as measured from the floor? Also...how high should the shower faucet be installed? We're installing a walk-in shower.

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Old 01-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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Re: Showerhead Height?


I don't think there is a specific code, but the shower head pipe is usually installed at 6'8" and then the head will be lower because of the bend in the spout.

For your other question check this page on "Rules of Good Bathroom Design" from the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

http://starcraftcustombuilders.com/b...sign.rules.htm

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shower heads 80".... shower valve 48" ....tub shower 36"
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we set our valve 4 ft off pan and shower head around 6-10, I am getting more and more calls for seiling shower heads.
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IPC is 72".
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Re: Showerhead Height?


That must have been written when
average guy was 5'8".
My last customer 6' would have been
about arm pit high
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Re: Showerhead Height?


On most of our jobs the architect specifies valve heights, on a shower it is usually 40" for the thermostatic valve, 48" to the control valves, 40" for the hand shower, 84" for the showerhead, 24", 36", and 48" for the body sprays.
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That must have been written when
average guy was 5'8".
My last customer 6' would have been
about arm pit high
I know,that's min. .I put it at whatever height the owner wants.
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Just a heads up on choosing the best shower head height.

Many of todays shower arms come with a larger extension and these can have a L shape to them. You need to be able to twist this piece on when finishing the shower's trim.

Also because these are longer and longer it may be necessary to adjust the "Wing Back" out of plumb so when the weigh of the shower head and arm are in place they look level. With longer shower arms more care should be taken that the arm is level and square to the shower wall.

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Ask the customer? Mr oneil how high for shower head 4ft 6 just saying
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I wonder if Kevin got around to this shower thing 4.5 years later???
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #12
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I wish you shorter guys would stop puting the danged heads below my chin !!!!!!!!!
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I lived in the Asian section of town 20 years ago...it was a pain washing my hair when I had some but my chest and shoulders were the cleanest in town
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There is no standard or uniform shower head height that builders must conform to. The height of the shower head above the floor measures approximately 78 inches (6-feet, 6 inches).
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Should be 84" to account for tub height and bend in arm.......fine if you 5' something but at 6 ft most showers suck
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Get it up high enough so a 6' guy can stand on a stool underneath it with some room for a noose up there. And make sure it is mounted in a sturdy fashion. Nothing could be worse than jumping off the stool and having the pipe rip out of the wall.
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Re: Showerhead Height?


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Is there a code requirement for the height of the showerhead as measured from the floor? Also...how high should the shower faucet be installed? We're installing a walk-in shower.

Thanks!

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The parts you are installing comes with specifications, follow their guidelines, if you want higher distance from f.f. you could do that for as long you keep the recommended length from one control to other parts recommended by manufacture's requirements

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