Shower heads are overhead bathing fixtures that direct the flow of water through perforated nozzles. Paired with water catching bathing fixtures such as the shower pan or collecting fixtures such as the bathtub, shower heads work in conjunction with valves to control the temperature and flow of water. Shower heads are available in a variety of styles and functions ranging from standard directional heads to rainshowers, handshowers, and combination showerheads. More advanced shower head designs allow users to change the settings and patterns of the water for effects such as massage, mist, full body, rain, and power to name a few.

How high should a shower head be?

Shower heads should be installed at 80" (203.2 cm) from the floor of the shower pan or bathtub. This height can be adjusted for special cases, but it has proven to be a comfortable industry standard for the typical person and for those that are slightly taller.

How do you clean a shower head?

Because shower heads may collect calcium and magnesium over time, it is important to descale the shower head for optimal flow. To clean a shower head, place and fasten a plastic bag filled with white vinegar over the shower head. After several hours, remove the bag and use an old toothbrush to remove any remaining particles of build-up from the fixture.

How do you change a shower head?

To change out a shower head, begin by removing the old one by turning the head counter-clockwise by hand or slip-joint pliers. Once removed, clean off any deposits and wrap Teflon tape clockwise 2-3 times around the threads of the arm, pressing down on the tape. Screw on the new shower head replacement and check for leaks—applying more Teflon tape until no leaks occur.

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Shower Heights | Clearances
Dimensioned elevation drawings of Minimum and Seated Shower Heights and Clearances with man and woman for scale

Showers Heights and Clearances are established based on shower safety, comfort, and usability. Accommodating various user postures and movements, shower clearances consider a range of body types, ages, and skills in the placement of shower controls, grab bars, and shower heads.

Shower heads are located at a standard height of 80” (203 cm), but can be set at a minimum height of 72” (183 cm) if desired. Shower controls should be placed at a height 40”-50” (102-127 cm) above the shower floor and out of direct line of the water path to avoid being caught in extremely cold or hot water when operating. For safety, horizontal shower grab bars should be installed 33”-36” (84-91 cm) above the floor. Shower sizes vary considerably based on the floor plan, but comfortable minimal showers are commonly 42” x 36” (107 cm x 91 cm) with the flexibility to incorporate a (12” | 31 cm) seat. Shower ceilings can vary in height from 84”-120” (213-305 cm) above the floor.

Showers Heights and Clearances are established based on shower safety, comfort, and usability. Accommodating various user postures and movements, shower clearances consider a range of body types, ages, and skills in the placement of shower controls, grab bars, and shower heads.

Shower heads are located at a standard height of 80” (203 cm), but can be set at a minimum height of 72” (183 cm) if desired. Shower controls should be placed at a height 40”-50” (102-127 cm) above the shower floor and out of direct line of the water path to avoid being caught in extremely cold or hot water when operating. For safety, horizontal shower grab bars should be installed 33”-36” (84-91 cm) above the floor. Shower sizes vary considerably based on the floor plan, but comfortable minimal showers are commonly 42” x 36” (107 cm x 91 cm) with the flexibility to incorporate a (12” | 31 cm) seat. Shower ceilings can vary in height from 84”-120” (213-305 cm) above the floor.

Shower Heights | Clearances
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Shower Head Height (Standard): 80” | 203 cm
Shower Head Height (Minimum): 72” | 183 cm
Shower Control Height: 40”-50” | 102-127 cm
Grab Bar Height: 33”-36” | 84-91 cm
Shower Width (Minimum): 36” | 91 cm
Shower Depth (Minimum): 42” | 107 cm
Shower Ceiling Height: 84”-120” | 213-305 cm
Shower Depth (Seat): 54” | 137 cm
Seat Depth (Minimum): 12” | 31 cm
Seat Height: 15” | 38 cm

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Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower - 10”

The Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower (10”) comes in five finishing options with vintage and innovative design that would add elegance to any bathroom. As a single-function showerhead, it has several nozzles giving off luxuriously large amounts of water and an ability to increase spray power through its immersion self-pressuring technology.

The Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower (10”) has a diameter of 10” (25.4 cm), height of 2.875” (7.3 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower (10”) with overall height and diameter
The Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower (10”) comes in five finishing options with vintage and innovative design that would add elegance to any bathroom. As a single-function showerhead, it has several nozzles giving off luxuriously large amounts of water and an ability to increase spray power.

The Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower (10”) has a diameter of 10” (25.4 cm), height of 2.875” (7.3 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower (10”) with overall height and diameter
Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower - 10”
Height:
2.875” | 7.3 cm
Width:
10” | 25.4 cm
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Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min

Type: Rainshower

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Moen Spray Head Showerhead - 2.5”

The Moen Spray Head Showerhead (2.5”) is an eco-performance showerhead with a single full spray pattern and has a bright reflective design that not only lasts but also brings elegance to your home. For a more thorough rinse, the InvigoRain pressurized technology directs water throughout the whole showerhead to give off a spray that dispersed water evenly.

The Moen Spray Head Showerhead (2.5”) has a diameter of 2.5” (6.35 cm), height of 2.5” (6.35 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Spray Head Showerhead (2.5”) labeled with height and diameter in plan and elevation
The Moen Spray Head Showerhead (2.5”) is an eco-performance showerhead with a single full spray pattern and has a bright reflective design that not only lasts but also brings elegance to your home. For a more thorough rinse, the InvigoRain pressurized technology directs water evenly.

The Moen Spray Head Showerhead (2.5”) has a diameter of 2.5” (6.35 cm), height of 2.5” (6.35 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Spray Head Showerhead (2.5”) labeled with height and diameter in plan and elevation
Moen Spray Head Showerhead - 2.5”
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2.5” | 6.35 cm
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2.5” | 6.35 cm
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Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm | 6.65 L/min

Type: Showerhead

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Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower - 3.75”

The Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower (3.75”) is a combination of head and hand shower spray that would work well in any modern decorative lifestyle. The hand shower offers three spray functions: targeted massage, full spray, and refreshing spray. The hand shower is water-efficient hence ideal in reducing water loss during use.

The Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower (3.75”) has a diameter of 3.625” (9.2 cm), height of 8.75” (22.3 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower (3.75”) with height and diameter dimensions
The Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower (3.75”) is a combination of head and hand shower spray that would work well in any modern decorative lifestyle. The hand shower offers three spray functions: targeted massage, full spray, and refreshing spray. The hand shower is water-efficient.

The Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower (3.75”) has a diameter of 3.625” (9.2 cm), height of 8.75” (22.3 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower (3.75”) with height and diameter dimensions
Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower - 3.75”
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8.75” | 22.3 cm
Width:
3.625” | 9.2 cm
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Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm | 6.65 L/min

Type: Handshower

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Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5”

The Moen Engage Magnetix Headshower & Rainshower - 6.5'' combo will leave a signature status in any bathroom. The hand shower is fitted with magnetix technology that allows the spray head to reattach and release from the dock with a magnetic snap. It also features six versatile spray settings to choose from and customize according to your spray and shower performance.

The Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower (6.5”) has a diameter of 6.5” (16.5 cm), height of 17.75” (45.1 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower (6.5”) labeled with height and diameter
The Moen Engage Magnetix Headshower & Rainshower - 6.5'' combo will leave a signature status in any bathroom. The hand shower is fitted with magnetix technology that allows the spray head to reattach and release from the dock with a magnetic snap. It also features six versatile spray settings.

The Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower (6.5”) has a diameter of 6.5” (16.5 cm), height of 17.75” (45.1 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower (6.5”) labeled with height and diameter
Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5”
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17.75” | 45.1 cm
Width:
6.5” | 16.5 cm
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Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min

Type: Handshower Combination

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