The bathtub is a place to relax after a long day. But t […]
The bathtub is a place to relax after a long day. But to make the most of your bathtub, the pipe needs to be in the right place. How high should the faucet in the bathtub be? We have studied this question and came up with the best possible answer.
If the Plastic Bathroom Faucet is combined with the water outlet, the location of the faucet should be such that the bottom of the water outlet is at least two inches above the edge of the bathtub. If the faucet and outlet are separate, such as a bathtub and shower combination, the faucet should be placed somewhere between 12 and 18 inches above the edge of the bathtub.
There are several factors to consider when deciding how high to place the bathtub faucet, so we have written this article to help you determine which method is best for your situation. Please read on for instructions on the location of the faucet and answers to other frequently asked questions.
In a modern bathroom with a large bathtub and faucet, how high should the bathtub faucet be?
Where do you install the bathtub faucet?
Retro faucet on bathtub in front of window close-up
The location of the bathtub faucet should be determined according to the type of faucet and the type of bathtub. Here are some things to consider.
If your faucet is connected to the bathtub spout (as shown in the picture below), you should place it so that the bottom of the spout is about 2 inches above the edge of the bathtub.
This gap is to prevent accidental backflow. Accidental backflow is when water is pushed back to the outlet, allowing potentially contaminated water to flow back to the source. If there is not enough clearance and the bathtub overflows, accidental backflow may occur.
In combined bathtubs and showers, the faucet handle should be placed somewhere between 12 and 18 inches above the edge of the bathtub. This is low enough for the bather to reach the faucet while sitting in the bathtub, but high enough for the bather to reach the faucet without bending over.
Now that you have the correct height, let's discuss the location of the faucet around the bathtub. It depends on the type of bathtub you have.
For bathtubs surrounded by walls, the faucet should be located in the center of one of the ends. Make sure the nozzle and control are aligned with each other. This is mainly used for cosmetic purposes.
If you have a free-standing bathtub, as shown in the picture below, first make sure that the faucet outlet extends into the bathtub. You need to make sure that the water falls in the bathtub when coming out of the spout, not on the floor.
After dealing with these, you should also pay attention to the accessibility of the faucet. Place the control device where you can reach it when you are inside or outside the bathtub. You want to be able to turn on the tap without entering the bathtub.
If your freestanding bathtub is a slipper bathtub with one end higher than the other, as shown below, you should place the faucet on the lower end. This will make the bathtub more comfortable. If the middle of the slipper bath is lower than the ends, try placing the faucet in the middle of the bath on the side closest to the wall.
Can you add a shower head to the bathtub?
Plumber installing new shower
If you want, you can add a shower head to the bathtub! There are many ways to consider; one is simple, the other is more difficult.
The easiest way is to buy a shunt. This product is installed on the water outlet of the bathtub. Then, connect the hose and shower head to the diverter. When you turn on the water, it will be forced up through the hose and out through the shower nozzle.
Most diverters are connected to the nozzle, so you need to replace the existing nozzle with a diverted nozzle. If you choose this option, you need to purchase additional hoses and shower heads. Then, you need to install a bracket to fix the shower head on the wall.
If you don't like the idea of using a diverter, you will need to rewire the pipe to include a shower head. This can be a complicated process, so you should contact a professional plumber. Remember, this also requires breaking into the wall of the bathtub area and the area on the other side of the wall.
Do you want to set the shower by yourself? This article can help: How to install or replace the shower head in the bathtub?
Can I use the sink faucet for the bathtub?
You cannot use the sink faucet for the bathtub. Although the two types seem to be interchangeable, they operate differently. The most important difference is that the sink faucet is connected to a 3/8-inch pipe, while the bathtub faucet is connected to a 1/2-inch water supply.
The larger the tube on the bathtub faucet means that more water can flow out at a time. Therefore, your bathtub can be filled with water faster than sink faucets. Otherwise the bathtub will be cold before it is filled with water!
What should be the height of the shower controller?
If your shower is not used in conjunction with a bathtub, you can place the controller 38 to 48 inches above the ground. This puts them at a comfortable height for ordinary adults. Get a helper to fix the controls at an estimated height, and then see if they are comfortable before installing them.
You should determine the height of the bathtub faucet according to the type of faucet. If the faucet is connected to the water outlet, make sure that the bottom of the water outlet is two inches above the edge of the bathtub. On the other hand, the faucet controller separate from the water outlet should be located between 12 and 18 inches above the edge of the bathtub.
Of course, although Plastic Kitchen Faucet may have plumbing problems, it is not as complicated as a bathroom faucet. We hope this article will help you decide how to set the tubing plumbing. Now, enjoy your relaxing bathing experience!