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Old 02-13-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Im renovatng a bathroom and have a few questions. what are the std heights for the tub/shower faucet and shower head. Im thinking of using the tile that is kinda of a dull finish for the shower walls. Does this type of tile need to be sealed. I also used hardibacker board for the tub surround. Do I need to do anything to the seams before installing the tile.

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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The faucet/diverter and showerhead really can be placed wherever you find it most comfortable. The best way is to stand in the shower space and 'pretend' you are showering. Install the faucet/diverter within a comfortable reach and, depending on how tall you are, do likewise for the shower head.

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When you buy the valve and showerhead kit it will help you with the measurements.
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I like to set the shower valve at 4' and shower head at 6'4" off finished floor.
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Seal hardibacker seams? Yes!
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Hey Guys thanks for the replys...

What do you think about the tile, does that have to be sealed.


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Old 02-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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I was always told to let the grout cure for 2 weeks before sealing. Don't know if thats true, but I figure, what the heck. Most grout nowadays has a built in acrylic sealer as well. I have never had complaints so I guess I will stick with that.

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