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The significant other and I have been enjoying watching Holmes Inspections on Netflix. (I would really like for him to come to my house and give me a bunch of free stuff, but that's not my question....)

The question I have is regarding the plumbing code up North. On the shower installs we have seen, there's a tub spout in the shower stall. Is that code up north? Why would a tub spout be required inside a shower stall?

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Dan I've never heard of that one ?
Ok I think I know what you seen . Someone put a niche in the shower and your interpreting it as an overflow hole . It's a foot well for woman to shave there legs , or strange guys. The hole provides the foot something to hold it up

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The significant other and I have been enjoying watching Holmes Inspections on Netflix. (I would really like for him to come to my house and give me a bunch of free stuff, but that's not my question....)

The question I have is regarding the plumbing code up North. On the shower installs we have seen, there's a tub spout in the shower stall. Is that code up north? Why would a tub spout be required inside a shower stall?

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Can't speak to code, but we have a tub spout in our shower stall. I presume it helps test the water temp, or to fill up a bucket, etc. ???? Just guesses.

Edit: Although, I'd rather burn my finger than my toe
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It so you can get into the shower and adjust temp before turning on shower. Why because probably a glass enclosure you can not slide the door opens and turn the water on with a glass enclosure.
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Found this on the 'net - from Canadian Living magazine, a question/answer interview with Mike Holmes:
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Q: What is the very low faucet I've seen in some of the walk-in showers you've built?

A: This is the funniest question I get! In Canada, when you have a shower with no tub, it's common to have a “toe-tester” faucet. It's so you can test the water temperature before you step into the shower and either scald yourself or freeze! I keep hearing from U.S. fans that they don't have them down there, but I'm not sure why they're not
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Found this on the 'net - from Canadian Living magazine, a question/answer interview with Mike Holmes:
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Q: What is the very low faucet I've seen in some of the walk-in showers you've built?

A: This is the funniest question I get! In Canada, when you have a shower with no tub, it's common to have a “toe-tester” faucet. It's so you can test the water temperature before you step into the shower and either scald yourself or freeze! I keep hearing from U.S. fans that they don't have them down there, but I'm not sure why they're not
Funny as I've never seen these before . Maybe the upper class have these ?
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Funny as I've never seen these before . Maybe the upper class have these ?
Not sure about the upper class, but we lower/middle class have one
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Thank for the reply, guys! My eagle eye wife saw this one first, then on subsequent episodes, there it was again. I was thinking for bucket filling, but testing the water makes sense as well. They even had one on a stall that had an adjacent tub.

Geez, had I realized it was a status symbol, I would have put one in the shower stall I just finished! Then all my friends would have wondered with me why it was there
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Thank for the reply, guys! My eagle eye wife saw this one first, then on subsequent episodes, there it was again. I was thinking for bucket filling, but testing the water makes sense as well. They even had one on a stall that had an adjacent tub.

Geez, had I realized it was a status symbol, I would have put one in the shower stall I just finished! Then all my friends would have wondered with me why it was there
I was going to put a breaker panel in my shower . Not actually hooked to anything but just to freak people out when they open a door to go for the shampoo

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I've never seen one in a shower enclosure either, but if I did see one I'd guess that it was to accommodate Muslims doing the foot bath thing before prayers(?). Just a guess...
(When you build a spec house you need to think of these things ahead of time)
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