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Old 03-15-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 03-15-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Purely arbitrary.


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Old 03-15-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Normally 24" for the tp holder and 48"-52" for the towel bars.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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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
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:06 PM   #8
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Toilet paper as high as reasonable - this way = less bending for changing rolls and ergo less rolls left unchanged.


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