Standard height for shower control?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by swhite63, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. swhite63

    swhite63 New Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Is there a standard height for locating a shower-only control lever? I'm converting my tub/shower unit to a shower alcove, and I know the height of the control is higher, but how much? Or maybe it's totally up to the homeowner's preference? Thanks!:confused:
  2. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

    Nov 27, 2005
    humid summers hot, humid winters cold
    you get to choose. Whatever height you wish.
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  4. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Nov 23, 2006
    disabled-retired industrial fabricator
    200 miles south of Little Rock
    The instructions for the one I just installed here at home say 45" to 48" for the control, and 78" for the showerhead. But like David said, you get to decide!
  5. AlwaysInHotWater

    AlwaysInHotWater New Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Always, always defer to the wife when deciding height. It will make life much easier in the years to come even if you have to stoop a bit to rinse your hair.
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