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Length ceiling shower arm

Posted by cbruno7 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 20, 13 at 18:30

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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RE: Length ceiling shower arm

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.


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RE: Length ceiling shower arm

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.
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RE: Length ceiling shower arm

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


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RE: Length ceiling shower arm

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


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