Shower head height in new stall shower???

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-01-04, 06:53 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 55
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Question Shower head height in new stall shower???

What is the typical height for the shower head/arm placement in a stall shower? According to the diagram contained with the shower stall, it appears to be 70" for the arm and 48" for the controls. Does this sound right? I know I can set the height to the tallest person in the household, but I'm trying to consider typical/average height.

Thanks a heap!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-01-04, 07:35 AM
majakdragon's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Posts: 7,827
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Most instructions that come with the appliance are set at averages. Not everyone is average so thats where you have to decide whats best for you. Good luck.
 
  #3  
Old 10-01-04, 08:02 AM
Doug Aleshire's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 4,680
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
bomber410,

As majakdragon suggested, not everyone is average so you have to find a happy medium. I find with my clients that setting the shower arm at 79" works great. I think most manufacturers suggest between 72" and 78" inches. I personally don't like the 72" level as you have to bend down to shower your head if you are 5'10" as I am! It accommodates the tallest person well yet does well for shorter folks.

The shower handle is almost always placed at 48".

Hope this helps!
 
  #4  
Old 10-02-04, 05:04 AM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,150
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I set mine at 84" and told the kids, you'll grow into it.
 
  #5  
Old 10-08-04, 10:33 AM
Annette's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,158
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
all our shower heads were really low, and even i had to bend down to get under them, and i'm only 5'4"! so we've replaced all our shower heads with the "snake" kind, where there's an arm about 18" long that's bendable. for my tall husband, we have it snaked up in an "S" shape so that the shower head is actually higher than the place where the connection into the wall is (gaining us about 12" from where the old head would've been). and when our kids are ready to start showering, we'll be able to lower it quite a way down for them. it's great for rinsing the shower after scrubbing it, too. i can actually even rinse the wall with the head/controls!
 
  #6  
Old 10-08-04, 10:43 AM
majakdragon's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Posts: 7,827
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Looks like every cloud DOE'S have a silver lining. Glad you were the recipient of good luck when you did your change.
 
  #7  
Old 10-08-04, 11:42 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 55
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks to all for your help. We're going with the 79" height.

<no message>
 
  #8  
Old 10-09-04, 11:34 AM
Plumber2000's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 5,841
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You could have it on the ceiling if one so desires, get a rainbird shower head.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: