Length ceiling shower arm

cbruno7December 20, 2013

I am having a rainshower installed and have the option of using a 6 inch or 12 inch ceiling shower arm. The ceiling height is 8 feet. My wife and I are both under 6 feet tall. Any thoughts on which would be a better choice?

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mongoct

Mine is about 12" above my head. No worries. I've never hit it with my hands when showering. My wife is over a foot shorter than me, she's 5'1" versus my 6'4".

Ours is a 12" diameter head on a swivel fitting, so it can be tilted. If yours can be adjusted, consider having it at a height where one of you can reach it.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 8:56PM
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badgergal

Our rainshower extends from the wall not the ceiling and the bottom of our rainshower head is 85" from the floor of shower. My DH is 6'2" and I am 5'5" this height works well for both of us.
With an eight foot ceiling either shower arm length would probably work but I think I would go with the 12" one. Don't forget to include the depth of the shower head itself in your calculations.
I did read that if the rainshower head is installed too high it creates a pelting effect which is clearly not the desired effect.

Not the best picture but here is how ours looks.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 9:23PM
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cbruno7

Thank you for the responses mongoct and badgergirl, very helpful. I'm going with the 12 inch arm.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 4:57AM
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cbruno7

Thank you for the responses mongoct and badgergirl, very helpful. I'm going with the 12 inch arm.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 4:58AM
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