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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9.8125” | 24.9 cm
4” | 10.2 cm
Moen Adler Glacier Handshower - 4”
24.900
10.200
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Moen Adler Glacier Handshower - 4”3D model of the Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower 4” viewed in perspective3D model of the Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower 4” viewed in perspective
17.75” | 45.1 cm
6.5” | 16.5 cm
Moen Engage Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5”
45.100
16.500
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Moen Engage Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5”View of the Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower 6.5” in 3D available for downloadView of the Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower 6.5” in 3D available for download
9.5” | 24.1 cm
5.5” | 14 cm
Moen Engage Handshower - 5.5”
24.100
14.000
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Moen Engage Handshower - 5.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower 5.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower 5.5”
8.75” | 22.3 cm
3.625” | 9.2 cm
Moen Eos Handshower - 3.75”
22.300
9.200
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Moen Eos Handshower - 3.75”3D model of the Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower 3.75” viewed in perspective3D model of the Moen Eos Spray Head Handshower 3.75” viewed in perspective
15” | 38.1 cm
9” | 22.9 cm
Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower - 9”
38.100
22.900
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10.5” | 26.7 cm
4.5” | 11.4 cm
Moen Renewal Handshower - 4.5”
26.700
11.400
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Moen Renewal Handshower - 4.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower 4.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower 4.5”
2.375” | 6 cm
10” | 25.4 cm
Moen Spray Head Rainshower - 10”
6.000
25.400
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Moen Spray Head Rainshower - 10”3D model of the Moen Spray Head Rainshower 10” viewed in perspective3D model of the Moen Spray Head Rainshower 10” viewed in perspective
2.5” | 6.35 cm
2.5” | 6.35 cm
Moen Spray Head Showerhead - 2.5”
6.350
6.350
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2.625” | 6.7 cm
3.5” | 8.9 cm
Moen Spray Head Standard - 3.5”
6.700
8.900
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Moen Spray Head Standard - 3.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Spray Head Standard 3.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Spray Head Standard 3.5”
3.125” | 7.9 cm
8.5” | 21.6 cm
Moen Velocity Rainshower - 8.5”
7.900
21.600
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Moen Velocity Rainshower - 8.5”3D model of the Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower 8.5” viewed in perspective3D model of the Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower 8.5” viewed in perspective
2.75” | 7 cm
7” | 17.8 cm
Moen Vitalize Rainshower - 7”
7.000
17.800
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Moen Vitalize Rainshower - 7”View of the Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower 7” in 3D available for downloadView of the Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower 7” in 3D available for download
2.875” | 7.3 cm
10” | 25.4 cm
Moen Waterhill Rainshower - 10”
7.300
25.400
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Moen Waterhill Rainshower - 10”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower 10”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Moen Waterhill Spray Head Rainshower 10”
Shower Heights | Clearances
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Shower Heights | Clearances
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 Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower - 7”

The Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower (7”) is a one-function rainshower with a diameter that gives off exceptional water coverage. The rainshower has a durable finish and faucets exceptionally designed to balance the water pressure during use. A Moen immersion rainshower technology ensures that water is channelled through the showerhead three times more than other rain showers.

The Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower (7”) has a diameter of 7” (17.8 cm), height of 2.75” (7 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower (7”) labeled with height and diameter
The Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower (7”) is a one-function rainshower with a diameter that gives off exceptional water coverage. The rainshower has a durable finish and faucets exceptionally designed to balance the water pressure during use.

The Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower (7”) has a diameter of 7” (17.8 cm), height of 2.75” (7 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower (7”) labeled with height and diameter
Moen Vitalize Spray Head Rainshower - 7”
Height:
2.75” | 7 cm
Width:
7” | 17.8 cm
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Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L
/min
Type: Rainshower

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Moen

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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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Weight:
Area:

Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min

Type: Rainshower

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Moen

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Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower - 9”

The Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower (9”) is a showering haven, with lots of settings, good spray volume, and knobs to change from hand to head shower. The shower combination provides seven functional hand showers and one functional rainshower. The hose is kink-free, making the product easy to use while in the bathroom.

The Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower (9”) has a diameter of 9” (22.9 cm), height of 15” (38.1 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower (9”) labeled with height and diameter
The Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower (9”) is a showering haven, with lots of settings, good spray volume, and knobs to change from hand to head shower. The shower combination provides seven functional hand showers and one functional rainshower. The hose is kink-free.

The Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower (9”) has a diameter of 9” (22.9 cm), height of 15” (38.1 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower (9”) labeled with height and diameter
Moen Refresh Rainshower & Handshower - 9”
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15” | 38.1 cm
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9” | 22.9 cm
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Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm | 6.65 L/min

Type: Handshower Combination

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Moen

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Moen Spray Head Rainshower - 10”

The Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) is a one-function full rainshower with generous size and water spray. The chrome finish gives it a mirror look and has five stylish finishes that would complement any bathroom decor. The showerhead has a self-pressurizing system (immersion technology) that controls the flow of water each time you shower.

The Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) has a diameter of 10” (25.4 cm), height of 2.375” (6 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) with height and diameter dimensions
The Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) is a one-function full rainshower with generous size and water spray. The chrome finish gives it a mirror look and has five stylish finishes that would complement any bathroom decor. The showerhead has a self-pressurizing system (immersion technology).

The Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) has a diameter of 10” (25.4 cm), height of 2.375” (6 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) with height and diameter dimensions
Moen Spray Head Rainshower - 10”
Height:
2.375” | 6 cm
Width:
10” | 25.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm | 6.65 L/min
Type: Rainshower

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Moen

Drawings include:
Moen Spray Head Rainshower (10”) front elevation, side, plan

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