When determining the height of your shower head and control valve, always check your local building codes first. If there are regulations governing installation, your dilemma is resolved for you ...
The height of the valve for a shower depends upon whether you need it for a shower stall or a shower set in a bathtub. Showers set in bathtubs require lower valve heights because the valve must connect to both the shower and the bath tap. A height of 28 inches, or 2 feet 4 inches, is standard for valves in bathtub shower units.
Shower valve and spout height is a matter of personal preference when you're building or retrofitting. Place the controls so that all users can easily access them. Standard height for the shower valve -- the handle that turns the shower on -- can be roughly waist high, 36 inches above the shower floor, or as high as 48 inches.
I was just curious if there is a standard height on the books for tub spouts, shower valves and shower heads. I usually rough the spout in at 4" above the tub rim, shower valve 10" above the spout, and the head at 7 ft from the floor.
What is the standard Shower Valve Height? The shower valves need be located between 38 inches to 48 inches above the floor depending on the user’s height. Your shower valve or shower controls should be accessible from both inside and outside the shower spray. What is the Standard Shower Wall Height?
Standard height for a showerhead is 6'-6" to 6'-8". I prefer the high side of that tolerance. A valve for a shower only is put at about 48", a valve for a tub/shower is put at about 30", with the ...
I realize this is a fairly standard rough-in height for tub/shower faucets, but we were hoping to place the faucet at a 42" rough-in height, as it is more convenient for showering (we don't take baths often). However, this would make the pipe from the faucet to the tub spout longer than 11".
This would accommodate everyone in the household, from the tallest individual to the little ones. With a combo shower head unit installed in the shower, everyone gets to shower regardless of their height. A combo shower head, with two or more shower heads, is ideal for a big family with members of varying heights.
If placing the faucet in a combination tub and shower unit the faucet is generally placed low, 12 to 18 inches above the rim of the bath tub. The tub spout will generally be located 4 inches above ...
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