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Q: American shower habits ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: American shower habits
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: mtayla-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 13 Feb 2006 03:13 PST
Expires: 15 Mar 2006 03:13 PST
Question ID: 445121
Hi! This is a two part question...

One. How much do Americans spend annually on shower faucets/fixtures?
(Not including hot tubes & saunas.)

Two. How long does the average American spend in the shower?

Thanks in advance for your help. If you need any clarification, please
ask. A generous tip will be included proportional to the level of
detail of your answer.

Request for Question Clarification by jackburton-ga on 13 Feb 2006 06:21 PST
I can provide an answer for Q2, but not for Q1. 
If you would like me to post an answer, please let me know. 

Clarification of Question by mtayla-ga on 13 Feb 2006 23:55 PST
Answer of question 2 only is alright if provided distintion between
male / female and basic age groups.
Subject: Re: American shower habits
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 14 Feb 2006 04:18 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
After more digging I was able to find some figures relating to the
expenditure of plumbing fixtures, as well as for time spent in the
shower by Americans.
1. Expenditures for plumbing fixtures can be found in the Appendix of
a study conducted by The Joint Center for Housing Studies. The Joint
Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University's center for
information and research on housing in the United States.
R05-1: The Changing Structure of the Home Remodeling Industry - Appendix
Main page:
R05-1: The Changing Structure of the Home Remodeling Industry

2. Time Americans spend in the shower:
NCBuy news article: 'Average American Showers For 8 Minutes' [2001-07-19]
"The average length of time spent in the shower is five to 10 minutes
for 60% of those studied."
From: 'American Standard studies bathroom usage' [July 14, 1999]
"Most Americans shower everyday, for 10 minutes or less, and spend 35
minutes of time in the bathroom, on average. These are some of the
not-so-surprising findings on people's ablutions derived from the 1999
Bathroom Habits Survey, American Standards poll of more than 800 U.S.
From: 'Americans pick showers over tubs' | Home Channel News  [July 19, 1999]
"Our studies show that both men and women are spending more time in a custom
shower. But there are differences: men shower to get clean in just 3-5 minutes;
women take 5-7 minutes."
(page 3)
[*I was unable to find more specific figures]
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"minutes in the shower"
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"in the shower" spend men women minutes -jokes
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I hope this information is useful.
Best regards,
Google Answers Researcher
mtayla-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Great answer, right on point. Thanks!

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