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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Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower - 4”

The Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower (4”) clean curves and minimalist design make it ideal for a variety of home decor. The spray head is equipped with eight spray functions that spray a maximum of 2.5 gallons of water per minute. The flexible hose and handheld design encourage a natural movement of the hand shower, and its low profile makes it ideal for smaller bathrooms.

The Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower (4”) has a diameter of 4” (10.2 cm), height of 9.8125” (24.9 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower (4”) with overall dimensions
The Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower (4”) clean curves and minimalist design make it ideal for a variety of home decor. The spray head is equipped with eight spray functions that spray a maximum of 2.5 gallons of water per minute.

The Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower (4”) has a diameter of 4” (10.2 cm), height of 9.8125” (24.9 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower (4”) with overall dimensions
Moen Adler Glacier Spray Head Handshower - 4”
Height:
9.8125” | 24.9 cm
Width:
4” | 10.2 cm
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Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min

Type: Handshower

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Moen

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Moen Velocity Spray Head Rainshower - 8.5”

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
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Area:

Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm | 6.65 L/min

Type: Rainshower

Designer
Moen

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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
Height:
Width:
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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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Area:

Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min

Type: Rainshower

Designer
Moen

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Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower - 5.5”

The Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower 5.5'' has a design pattern found in nature and a spot resistance finish that gives the shower a cleaner look and water spot resistance. It has a magnetix technology feature for easy release and returns and six functional spray combinations. The hand shower also has a push-button that one can use to change the functions of the handshower.

The Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower (5.5”) has a diameter of 5.5” (14 cm), height of 9.5” (24.1 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower (5.5”) with overall height and diameter
The Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower 5.5'' has a design pattern found in nature and a spot resistance finish that gives the shower a cleaner look and water spot resistance. It has a magnetix technology feature for easy release and returns and six functional spray combinations.

The Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower (5.5”) has a diameter of 5.5” (14 cm), height of 9.5” (24.1 cm), and flow rate of 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower (5.5”) with overall height and diameter
Moen Engage Spray Head Handshower - 5.5”
Height:
9.5” | 24.1 cm
Width:
5.5” | 14 cm
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Flow Rate: 2.5 gpm | 9.5 L/min

Type: Handshower

Designer
Moen

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