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RobertN 03-15-2010 01:36 PM

Mounting height for towel bars and tp holders
I am wanting to know if there is a standard height to mount towel bars and toilet paper holders. I'm getting ready to install sheetrock and want to make sure I have some blocking installed so I won't have to use any type of anchors later on.

Ron6519 03-15-2010 07:55 PM

Purely arbitrary.

vsheetz 03-15-2010 08:03 PM

I got out a couple towels and worked out the appropriate places to do the same during a recent bathroom remodel.

Added blocking for safety bars I added in the tub/shower area as well.

kwikfishron 03-15-2010 09:31 PM

Well Ron, back in my production framing days I remember adding backing for a towel bar, 2x4 54" center and the TP was 2x6 or 8 at 26" center.

That was quite a few brain cells ago though.

sausagefingers 03-15-2010 11:16 PM

Pardon my French, but I've used the method of "titty height" for towel bars, and "ass height" for poo paper holder. These are the biological methods.

RTRCon 03-16-2010 10:26 AM

Normally 24" for the tp holder and 48"-52" for the towel bars.

Thurman 03-16-2010 02:42 PM

Personally--it's not the height of the TP holder that bothers me, it's the location. I despise reaching behind me for TP. Mount it where the "striking paper" is easy to reach, even if on the back of a door. That's just me, David

Leah Frances 03-16-2010 09:06 PM

Toilet paper as high as reasonable - this way = less bending for changing rolls and ergo less rolls left unchanged.

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