standard height for shower/tube faucet combination

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Kai, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Kai

    Kai New Member

    Mar 19, 2005

    Is there any standard or rule of thumb for install a shower/tube combinated unit? The old installation on my tube looks too low.


  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Most people want to reach the controls while seated in the tub. Plus, if you get the filler spout too high (it has to be I think 2" above the flood plain of the tub), it can splash. Depending on the style you have, it is your call. For a shower only, the control is nice to not have to bend over to adjust. A tub/shower is always a compromise. My unprofessional opinion.
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  4. thezster

    thezster New Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    Retired young... day trade stocks - and to keep bu
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    I put the spout 6 inches over the tub rim... the handles 6 inches above that.... and the shower head as high as I can get it.... about 80 inches.... but make sure your tile goes above the level of the spray head.... But I'm no plumber.....
  5. plumguy

    plumguy New Member

    Jul 15, 2005
    Usually I rough the tub/shower valve 32" off the bathroom floor and the spout 3" above the rim of the tub. Minimum height for a shower head is usually 6' 6" off the floor and then go higher depending on your'e height and preference.
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