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What is the standard height of a shower head?

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There is not a requirement for household shower heads to be a specific height, but, in modern construction, they are often placed about 6 feet, 6 inches from the base of the shower. In positioning the head, the size of the users is typically taken into consideration.

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The height of all users is important when determining the height of a shower head. This also includes children and individuals who bathe in a seated position. It should be above the head of the tallest person but still reachable by the smallest. Controls for a shower stall are usually placed about 3 feet from the floor of the enclosure. If there is a combined bathtub and shower, the shower knobs are situated 8 to 18 inches above the tub's spout.

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