Shower faucet

Originally Posted By: pkelley
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What is the " standard height of a shower faucet . Is there a location you can go to find out that information ? I did an inspection on a townhouse and the shower sprayer was 80" above the base of the tub


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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No standards that I’m aware of. This must have been designed for one tall person.



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Originally Posted By: evandeven
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pkelley wrote:
What is the " standard height of a shower faucet . Is there a location you can go to find out that information ? I did an inspection on a townhouse and the shower sprayer was 80" above the base of the tub


This one is on the other end of the spectrum:

[ Image: Low shower head ]

The head was only 4 feet above the shower floor. Great for the kids!


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Originally Posted By: escanlan
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Quote:
P2708
SHOWERS
P2708.1 General.
Shower compartments shall have at least 900 square inches (0.581 m2) of interior cross-sectional area. Shower compartments shall not be less than 30 inches (762 mm) in minimum dimension measured from the finished interior dimension of the shower compartment, exclusive of fixture valves, shower heads, soap dishes, and safety grab bars or rails. The minimum required area and dimension shall be measured from the finished interior dimension at a height equal to the top of the threshold and at a point tangent to its centerline and shall be continued to a height not less than 70 inches (1778 mm) above the shower drain outlet.
Exception: Fold-down seats shall be permitted in the shower, provided the required 900-square-inch (0.581 m2) dimension is maintained when the seat is in the folded-up position.


I know this says exclusive of but during the recent IRC Residential Inspection Institute this item was brought up for discussion. As explained to us that if the shower stall size of 900 inches square was not met then the shower head does become a safety issue.

Hope this helps.

Emmanuel Scanlan


Originally Posted By: jkormos
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did the townhouse belong to an NBA player icon_biggrin.gif


Originally Posted By: pkelley
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No it was new construction in Lake Zurich . And a middle age lady was moving in you would need a stepstool to adjustthe head.


Originally Posted By: jkormos
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were there other models available to view in the complex or was it sold out, very unusual, just might be an install error


Originally Posted By: dedwards
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Originally Posted By: pkelley
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That is great if you are 6’ plus but you still have to watch out for those little old ladies . I just pointed out the situation , not as a defect ,but as a potential problem . I admit a taller shower head is great but if you safely cannot adjust it…