Shower Heads

Shower Heads

Description
Description

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.

History
History

Shower heads, as we know them, evolved from early bathing practices where buckets of water were poured overhead. As indoor plumbing developed in the 19th century, rudimentary showering systems emerged, offering a more consistent water flow. The 20th century brought design improvements, allowing adjustable patterns and pressures for enhanced user comfort. The focus shifted to efficiency and conservation, leading to innovations like aerators that ensured a strong flow while using less water. Over time, diverse styles and functionalities catered to varying preferences, making showers a staple in modern bathrooms.

Future
Future

Shower heads are now focusing on personalization and sustainability. Advanced models offer multiple settings, from rain-like drizzles to massage jets, catering to individual preferences. Water-saving features, like eco modes and flow restrictors, address conservation concerns. Some even incorporate LED lights or Bluetooth speakers for a spa-like experience.

However, balancing luxury with water efficiency remains a challenge. Additionally, ensuring these high-tech features remain user-friendly and affordable is crucial. As consumer expectations grow, the next wave of shower heads will aim to merge innovation with practicality.

Common Questions
Common Questions
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 Head Heights
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Shower Head Heights
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”
Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5”
Scale illustration of Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5” compared to other shower heads

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”
Height:
17.75” | 45.1 cm
Width:
6.5” | 16.5 cm
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min
Type: Handshower Combination

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Moen

Drawings include:
Moen Engage Magnetix Handshower & Rainshower - 6.5” front elevation, side, plan

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Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower - 4.5”
Style and size comparison drawing of Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower 4.5” compared to other shower heads

The Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) is a dual shower head with five adjustable downpour spray functions. The rub-clean nozzle ensures water flows continuously and is flexible so you can use the handheld shower or the fixed showerhead together or separately. The product also meets the disability set standard and water sense standard for water conservation.

The Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) has a diameter of 4.5” (11.4 cm), height of 10.5” (26.7 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) with overall height and diameter
The Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) is a dual shower head with five adjustable downpour spray functions. The rub-clean nozzle ensures water flows continuously and is flexible so you can use the handheld shower or the fixed showerhead together or separately.

The Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) has a diameter of 4.5” (11.4 cm), height of 10.5” (26.7 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) with overall height and diameter
Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower - 4.5”
Height:
10.5” | 26.7 cm
Width:
4.5” | 11.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

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

Designer
Moen

Drawings include:
Moen Renewal Spray Head Handshower (4.5”) front elevation, side, plan

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Moen Spray Head Standard - 3.5”
Style and size comparison drawing of Moen Spray Head Standard 3.5” compared to other shower heads

The Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) spots uncomplicated style and beauty with a fashion sense. The showerhead delivers 2.5 gallons of water per minute during use. A chrome finish with a highly reflective mirror-like structure makes it ideal for any bathroom decor. The showerhead provides three-functional refreshing spray, including massage rinse and energizing spray.

The Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) has a diameter of 3.5” (8.9 cm), height of 2.625” (6.7 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) with overall height and diameter measurements
The Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) spots uncomplicated style and beauty with a fashion sense. The showerhead delivers 2.5 gallons of water per minute during use. A chrome finish with a highly reflective mirror-like structure makes it ideal for any bathroom decor.

The Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) has a diameter of 3.5” (8.9 cm), height of 2.625” (6.7 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) with overall height and diameter measurements
Moen Spray Head Standard - 3.5”
Height:
2.625” | 6.7 cm
Width:
3.5” | 8.9 cm
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

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

Designer
Moen

Drawings include:
Moen Spray Head Standard (3.5”) front elevation, side, plan

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Shower Head Heights

Shower head heights are crucial for a comfortable and effective shower experience. These standards exist to cater to the average height of people and provide flexibility for different users. Typically, shower heads are installed at a height that allows the water spray to hit the upper body comfortably. However, variations exist to accommodate individuals of different heights and preferences. These standards aim to strike a balance between convenience, accessibility, and practicality, ensuring that most people can enjoy a refreshing shower without any discomfort.

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.

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Minimum and Seated Shower Heights and Clearances with man and woman for scale
Shower head heights are crucial for a comfortable and effective shower experience. These standards exist to cater to the average height of people and provide flexibility for different users. Typically, shower heads are installed at a height that allows the water spray to hit the body comfortably.

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.

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Minimum and Seated Shower Heights and Clearances with man and woman for scale
Shower Head Heights
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

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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Shower Heights | Clearances side elevation, side (people)

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Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower - 8.5”
Comparison drawing of Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower 8.5” compared to other shower heads

The Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) offers bathers a rainshower experience using its advanced rainshower technology fitted to channel water through the showerhead. Since it is a two-function full rainshower, it provides a self-pressurized spray and a calming rinse function when you flip the lever. This eco-performance showerhead can also conserve water while maintaining performance.

The Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) has a diameter of 8.5” (21.6 cm), height of 3.125” (7.9 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) with height and diameter
The Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) offers bathers a rainshower experience using its advanced rainshower technology fitted to channel water through the showerhead. Since it is a two-function full rainshower, it provides a self-pressurized spray and a calming rinse function.

The Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) has a diameter of 8.5” (21.6 cm), height of 3.125” (7.9 cm), and flow rate of 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) with height and diameter
Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower - 8.5”
Height:
3.125” | 7.9 cm
Width:
8.5” | 21.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

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

Designer
Moen

Drawings include:
Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower (8.5”) front elevation, side, plan

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