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    Default shower head is too low

    This shower head was installed only 5'6" from tub's bottom

    Is there any rules for the height of shower head?

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Im View Post
    This shower head was installed only 5'6" from tub's bottom

    Is there any rules for the height of shower head?
    See Chapter 3 - Building Planning

    Looks like ceiling Height Requirement and Fixture as use as intended purpose.
    *as shown,this would not have made my any of my reports unless clients were very tall.

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    No requirements other than what the owner wants! They can get an extension that goes up to give them more clearance. Our son is 6'5", all showers are too short for him...

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Ben, that one is not bad. Check out this one that was in a mobile home.

    Pic 2 is the proper way to plumb a rain head - down from the ceiling.

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Pic 2 is the proper way to plumb a rain head - down from the ceiling.
    "Proper", as in the "proper way", is up to the owner/occupant/user.

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    I'd better not mention about it
    Thanks a lot


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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Im View Post
    I'd better not mention about it
    Thanks a lot
    Or mention it and include some reference to adjustable height shower heads:
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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Im View Post
    This shower head was installed only 5'6" from tub's bottom

    Is there any rules for the height of shower head?
    My understanding is the height is to be no less than 6 ft above the drain


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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by frazier jeffery View Post
    My understanding is the height is to be no less than 6 ft above the drain
    Do you have a cite that shows that?

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Do you have a cite that shows that?
    I apologize ans stand corrected apparently there is No requirement for shower head height anywhere in any code plumbing building IRC no nothing


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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Im View Post
    This shower head was installed only 5'6" from tub's bottom

    Is there any rules for the height of shower head?
    See this guide from Delta.:

    A - The diverter control should be easily accessible for all users. Typically it is just above or below the shower valve, but it can be set just inside the shower door for easy access.
    B - The shower valve should be placed about waist high, which is approximately 36" from the floor of the shower.
    C - The lowest body spray is usually placed at knee or thigh height.
    D - The middle body spray is usually placed at hip or waist level.
    E - The highest body spray is usually placed at shoulder or back height.
    F - The shower head should be installed so that it is above the head of the tallest user, but still within reach of the shortest user. Ideally, the tallest user should not have to crouch or duck under the shower head to rinse his hair, while the shorter user should be able to manually adjust the spray modes of the shower head.
    Read more: Configuring Your Custom Shower Layout : Delta Faucet

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaRHammond View Post
    I think you should call a plumber. Because in your showers hole has been blocked by dust or something else.
    WHAT?????????


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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Virginia joined yesterday and then posted 12 times to plumbing related topics. Most had poor grammar, misspelled words, and non-sense sentences. I believe what Virginia is pointing out is there were several streams of water missing and the shower head may be partially clogged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Ramsey View Post
    Virginia joined yesterday and then posted 12 times to plumbing related topics. Most had poor grammar, misspelled words, and non-sense sentences. I believe what Virginia is pointing out is there were several streams of water missing and the shower head may be partially clogged.
    Not bad for a robotic brain in a box somewhere.

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Ramsey View Post
    there were several streams of water missing .
    They Be Missing?!!.

    Did you file a Police Report?

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    In my mother-in-law apartment, I put the shower head where I like them. My mother-in-law can't reach it (at over 80 years, she has trouble reaching up) so I configured a goofy attachment that lowered the shower head for her. It's ugly weird but works. No reason why someone couldn't do something similar to raise the head rather than do some re-plumbing.

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Lon,

    This is the easy solution, no goofy attachments required ...

    Shower Slide Bars, Adjustable Height Shower Heads | Signature Hardware

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    Default Re: shower head is too low

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Lon,

    This is the easy solution, no goofy attachments required ...

    Shower Slide Bars, Adjustable Height Shower Heads | Signature Hardware
    Thanks. I see these occasionally. I was on a tighter budget eight years ago, but now that you reminded me, I'll see about changing over to one of these.

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