View Full Version : standard height for shower/tube faucet combination

08-07-2005, 02:19 PM

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



08-07-2005, 02:33 PM
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.

08-07-2005, 07:54 PM
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.....

08-07-2005, 08:41 PM
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.