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Old 12-12-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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I was looking through my BC (Canadian National) Code looking for shower head height. They're always 6'6", right? I couldn't find it anywhere and I'm usually pretty good at book readin'. Is it in there?
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I was always told 6'6" was a rule of thumb, not a written code.
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I always put them as high as I can..... people are getting taller than the were a long time ago
And i don't think it is in the plumbing code
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Custom houses tend to want them up high. In most cases I put the outlet 7ft. The shower arm and head reduce it to aprx, 6.6". One customer wanted it at 8ft. The thing I warn them about though is possible water escaping over the curtain or shower doors. ( That's mainly a CMA thing).
Never had it come back on me. They seem to love it that high.
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I'm tall, and used to get in so much trouble when I set the valves and the height for the shower head.

Top of a tub/shower enclosure is 75"-77" ... right? We always set them just above that, always.
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My standard shower arm height is 80" to 81". Works for almost everything.
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I used to look in the rough in books for height ...6'6" was the norm but tall people need more, and its up to them/gc/...to make this known...


short people cant reach 80"to adjust easily, and if they are married to a tall person as in my case...its just one more maintenace item on the wife list...can you imagine everytime she wanted a shower....oh honey would you adjust the shower head again....I'd take used galvanized nipples and pipe it exposed where she could reach it.... what was the original question ?
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I was looking through my BC (Canadian National) Code looking for shower head height. They're always 6'6", right? I couldn't find it anywhere and I'm usually pretty good at book readin'. Is it in there?
Most say 6-6" or more OK if being built for spec.

Otherwise customer preference ...
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I hand the HO a Sharpie, have them stand in the tub or shower and make a mark on the wall -- Same with body sprays and hand held units.

If the mud bed isn't in yet, I find out how deep its going to be and add the difference to the mark on the wall.
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This is fro the IPC Commentary:
417.4.1
...The height of the shower head above the floor is not regulated by the code. The standard design practice is to locate the shower head between 70 and 80 inches above the floor.




That is government legalize that loosely translated means:
Put it wherever your customer wants it.
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