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

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    Hi,

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


    Thanks,

    Kai
     
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    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

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    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

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    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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