Shower Faucet Control Valve positioning

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by raanders, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. raanders

    raanders New Member

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    Where can I find information on the correct/proper/legal height that the FCV should be placed in a shower stall?

    I've already taken out the old (mid-1970s) fiberglass stall so can't measure it. My hindsight is 20/20.

    Thanks,
    Rod
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  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Put it at a height that would be comfortable for you and the other users and fit well to your shower stall. Installing the valve so that it lands on a curved surface or, ledge surface it not a good idea.
    Bear in mind that if you are a dwarf or, an NBA star the height you select can have an impact on the value of the home!:D
     
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  4. raanders

    raanders New Member

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    I thought there might be some industry standards.

    Thanks.

    Rod
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    valve

    Nope. put it wherever you want it.
     
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