Peephole- best height??
Click here for Top Ten Discussions. CLICK HERE for Q & A Homepage
Receive Free Rental Owner Updates Email:  
MrLandlord Q & A
     
     
Peephole- best height?? (by dino [CA]) Sep 16, 2021 5:42 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 16, 2021 5:46 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 16, 2021 6:07 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by plenty [MO]) Sep 16, 2021 6:12 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 16, 2021 6:31 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Bonanza [NC]) Sep 16, 2021 6:39 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Bonanza [NC]) Sep 16, 2021 6:43 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Steve [MA]) Sep 16, 2021 7:01 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by plenty [MO]) Sep 16, 2021 8:05 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Paulio [PA]) Sep 16, 2021 8:57 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by don [PA]) Sep 17, 2021 12:59 AM
       Peephole- best height?? (by dino [CA]) Sep 17, 2021 5:26 AM
       Peephole- best height?? (by WMH [NC]) Sep 17, 2021 8:35 AM
       Peephole- best height?? (by myob [GA]) Sep 17, 2021 2:36 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 19, 2021 11:53 PM
       Peephole- best height?? (by Nicole [PA]) Sep 20, 2021 8:33 AM
       Peephole- best height?? (by dino [CA]) Sep 20, 2021 9:03 PM

Click here to reply to this discussion.
Click Here to send this discussion to a friend

Peephole- best height?? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 5:42 PM
Message:

New doors need peepholes so what height should they be??

No tenant in unit yet so don't want to go too high or too low.

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 5:46 PM
Message:

Well the answer is it depends......is this apartment ADA?

If so here is what I found online

One peephole should be at “typical” height, and the other located 43 inches above the floor. Typical height rages from 563 to 643 with many locations choosing the lower range to accommodate more people. The line of vision for adults in wheel chairs is between 433 and 513. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 6:07 PM
Message:

check local codes. --107.77.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 6:12 PM
Message:

Crazy. Why bother. It's never going to be at a height everyone can comfortably use. Save your money. Add a door bell instead. --172.56.xx.xx




Peephole- best height?? (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 6:31 PM
Message:

in TX we must provide peep hole. a basic safety measure Plenty. --107.77.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 6:39 PM
Message:

I put them in front doors with no windows as a safety measure. The doors usually are wood with 6 panels which puts the intersection of 4 panels at about 5 feet or so. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 6:43 PM
Message:

They are easy to install once you get the necessary bigger drill bit - mine need 9/16-in. They cost maybe $10. Easy peasy. Heck a new doorbell is more than a peep hole. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 7:01 PM
Message:

Between 54" & 62" is the normal height for peep holes. If you are making the unit for wheelchair occupants than the standard height is 42" to 46". Frequently we install t at different heights. --71.184.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 8:05 PM
Message:

How Interesting. I would install three at three different heights in a straight line down the center of the door. A little bling bling. --172.56.xx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 8:57 PM
Message:

Reverse peepholes should be about 3 feet high. --50.107.xxx.xx




Peephole- best height?? (by don [PA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2021 12:59 AM
Message:

Ray in PA What the heck are you talking about??? the numbers you wrote make no sense. --73.141.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2021 5:26 AM
Message:

Bonanza,

Yes I discovered that I didn't have a 9/16 inch drill bit so I just decided to use the 1/2 inch peepholes instead of the 9/16 peepholes since I do have the 1/2 drill bit.

Of course I decided to splurge and go for the 200 degree view.

I've narrowed it down to go with somewhere between 56" and 58". I think I'll borrow a shorter tenant for a minute and do a little field testing.

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2021 8:35 AM
Message:

We have this issue with medicine chests mirrors :) DH is a foot taller than me. So if he hangs it correctly for him, all I can see is my eyes. Somewhere in between works: he has to bend a bit, I can get by with not seeing much of my neck. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2021 2:36 PM
Message:

eye hight!!!! --63.64.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2021 11:53 PM
Message:

dino,

Wifey is 61” tall so her eyes are at 55”.

Ray’s 3 is an inch sign that travelled thru cyberspace.

Thankful for this discussion - I had never considered wheelchair height.

I would not install wheelchair height until I had a wheelchair res who requested it.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Peephole- best height?? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2021 8:33 AM
Message:

I have slowly changed to doors w/glass panes - I personally want to look out and see who is there and not try to play pirate by glancing through a telescope and the limited view you get. I also like the extra light. --98.237.xxx.xx




Peephole- best height?? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2021 9:03 PM
Message:

Nicole,

It is true that the doors with glass can look very nice. However, I have never liked the door I have at home with glass. I just didn't like someone outside at door to be able to see in, even with stained glass or obscure glass, into area inside of door.

--76.171.xxx.xxx



Click Here to send this discussion to a friend
Report discussion to Webmaster


Reply:
Subject: RE: Peephole- best height??
Your Name:
Your State:

Message:
Peephole- best height??
Would you like to be notified via email when somebody replies to this thread?
If so, you must include your valid email address here. Do not add your address more than once per thread/subject. By entering your email address here, you agree to receive notification from Mrlandlord.com every time anyone replies to "this" thread. You will receive response notifications for up to one week following the original post. Your email address will not be visible to readers.
Email Address: