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 Height between Moen valve and shower head
Author: leisurelarry (Non-US)

Any plumbers out there who would be willing to answer a quick question? For a bathtub shower head, Moen's guide recommends at least 46" from the valve to the showerhead. Can I get away with 36" inches without the showerhead leaking during tub fill mode? It's a showerhead with a long hose, and a low basement ceiling, which will only be used for baths when you need to reach around back sort of thing.

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 Re: Height between Moen valve and shower head
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

If you're using copper for the riser and the drop for the spout, and your water pressure is less than 60 PSI then yes I think it would be ok. I'd probably test it to be sure before covering it up with sheetrock, tile board or whatever you're using.

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 Re: Height between Moen valve and shower head
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

Can you also install a showerhead shutoff, the kind that connects to the shower arm just ahead of the showerhead? You can then shut off the showerhead when filling the tub.

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 Re: Height between Moen valve and shower head
Author: leisurelarry (Non-US)

Thank you very much

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