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Old 03-12-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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Shower valve height?

What height off the shower floor are shower valves normally located? I am using a Kohler unit and they don't give any dimensions in either their manual or website.Thanks, Tom
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Whatever feels comfortable for you, there are no specs for where they should be, usually around waist high.
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Usually the standard height is 4ft.
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Usually the standard height is 4ft.
I'm 8' tall.


Guess I was thinking more of a tub shower combo.
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Put mine in by feel (didn't really measure) and it is 51" but I have a 2" mud floor to install, so there you are... 48"+-

I'm not sure where you would put it if you were 8' tall. I'm 6'3 and that seemed handy for even us short people.
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I am not a plumber, but if it is a shower tub combo, you need to make sure of two things--one is that the tube from valve to diverter is the right length for the diverter to work correctly, and that will be within the directions. Two is that the faucet is high enough over the lip of the tub to meet code. That usually gives a fair amount of play, but the height will generally be less than 4 feet for the convenience of those who are sitting in the tub.
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sorry I didn't qualify my answer. I have a shower only, no tub.
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