I am tearing the old furring strip and plaster wall in the bathroom of
the rental to hange sheet rock panels and tile the wall. This is an
old house built in the '40's, if not earlier. Existing supply line
plumbing comes up from the floor. I like to change it to come out on
the wall. What's the dimension of the following?
1. Height of vanity drain connection (18"),
2. height of vanity supply line (21"),
3. height of toilet supply line (7"),
3. height of electrical outlet and light switch (48").
The numbers in Parenthsis are measurement I took of the fixtures in my
house. Are they in the ball park? I'd like to make the light switch
higher than 48". 48" is where I stop the wall tiles. The light switch
will be a few inches higher. Will it be awkward?
Advice is appreciated.
I generally install the switches at -44 to center or whatever it takes to
clear the bullnose or any fancy raised tiles. Its harder to install but a
little more easily reached. If the outlet is not ganged to the switches, I
keep it low and in the corner, so cords aren't dangling . That's just my
As long as you are doing it, you might consider making the counter
The mornings of my adult life were spent bent over, cursing whoever it
was that decreed that lavatories should be barely above the floor. When
I built my house I raised them up to 37". Love it!!
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Keep in mind, "standard heights" were more important and crucial in the days of
ridgid pipe and galvanized or brass fittings and inflexible supply lines, etc.
These days you can ballpark a lot of these measurements.
The vanity and toilet supply lines can be very flexible.
Keep your light switch and outlet either completely within the tile field, or
completely above it. There's a tile line where the tile stops and the regular
sheetrock is exposed, it's about 5 inches within that line you DON'T want to
Above the tile line makes it easier to install, but makes it awkward if that
height is signifigantly higher than all of the rest of the switches in the
Put the light switch lower, and it's a little more difficult to cut some tiles
around the opening, but more convenient and practical forever. (Until the
bathroom is re-tiled once again)
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