rain shower head height...

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  1. chris fox

    chris fox Member

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    Were using a rain style shower head with a 16" arm and need to know a good height. I know the nominal height for a shower head is 72" but also know its up to the user based on a search in this forum but that thread was related to a regular style shower head.
    I never used a rain style head before, is there a recommended height to get the best experience using this style?
    I am 6'2" and wife is 5'5" and thinking of 84"

    thanks
     
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I'd want it high enough so if I was lathering up my hair, I wouldn't have a chance of knocking the thing. 10" should be enough.
     
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  4. chris fox

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    assuming 10" inches over my height (6'2").

    thanks
     
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    YEs, that's what I was thinking...
     
  6. AlwaysInHotWater

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    Another option is to position the outlet at a more normal height and use a riser-extension arm instead of a straight arm. This allows you to switch back to a standard shower arm and head at a later date without it being out of reach for some users.

    Look here towards the bottom of the page for the type of arm you might want to consider: http://www.neatitems.com/shower_arms.htm
     
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