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Old 12-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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I've been told the average height is around 72". I have a 1 pc fiberglass tub/shower assembly, and from the finished floor the whole assembly is about 72". If I stick the spout out through the fiberglass wall it will be lower, probably around 70" or so or I can move it up and come out the drywall.

What would you do?

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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You can put it wherever you want to. My first choice would be to put it through the fiberglass, but if that wasn't low enough I wouldn't hesitate to move it up to the drywall.


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Old 12-29-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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As the water flows downward I say shower spouts can't be set too high and from an installation standpoint I'd rather not have to cut an extra hole in the fiberglass.

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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Move it up.

If you don't then most goosenecks will cause the spout to be even lower so move it up, no one cares.
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we have always set lug ell for shower around 6'6" off floor to center of outlet
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Thanks guys!

What do you normally set the mixer valve to? I started roughing in my blocking for it at 42", which means a 6 foot tall person won't have to bend over to adjust the temperature.

Also, as far as the tub spout goes, is there a too high? I understand min is 6" above the tub walls.

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Your numbers sound good to me---especially if the tub is used primarily for showers.
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set shower mixing valve at 48" to center off floor....as far as tub spouts go we set mixer from tub rim to center of mixer 12-14" then drop spout 6-8" down .....some have a min off center of mixer so it don"t dribble out of shower head.....
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set shower mixing valve at 48" to center off floor
Way too high for a tub/shower valve.
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Way too high for a tub/shower valve.
48"off floor for shower.....12-14"off tub rim for tub& shower...
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....and Post #6 says this is a tub shower.
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....and Post #6 says this is a tub shower.
yep ya right I saw roughing in blocking at 42" must of had a brain freeze...thanks..ben
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I've been told the average height is around 72".
The normal install height for a shower head is 78", unless my client specifies something different.
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I agree no extra holes in the fiberglass

Showerhead : 80" off the bottom plate

Shower valve : 42" off the bottom plate

Tub/Shower valve : 32" off the bottom plate

Tub spout : 5" off the tub rim

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Thanks guys. Got it all done today. Left a little slack in the pex in case I need to move the whole assembly 1/2" or so in either direction.

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