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Old 01-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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We are in the process of finishing our basement.
The bathroom has been framed out and our plumber started to install the shower stall base (corner shower stall).

He says the corner is not 90 degrees for the base. Is there a way to fix the inside corner wall of the bathroom to get it 90 degrees?

One wall is the outside wall facing the yard (2x6 wood); the other wall (2x6) is attached to the concrete floor via ramset nails. This wall already has the plumbing lines attached and electrical. How can I get the 90-degree angle without moving the wall? Is it possible?

I am learning as I go in doing this, thanks for your patience.

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You are wise to fix this now instead of dealing with the problem during the finishing stage.
You need to move one end of the plumbing wall or the other.
You can either pull the hard nails or use a chisel or sawsall to notch around the nails and the plumbing so the wall can move.
Simply set the pan in place and move wall until it looks good, and the wall is straight.
Hopefully it doesn't have far to move.

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Dave, Dave, Dave. if the walls are attached to the floor at wrong angle? they're not going to move themselves to the right angle! you must move them. if one small bathroom is out of square? the rest of the framing is also? it's going to be a pain to hang drywall, or whatever you put on walls? especially the ceiling.

I suggest, you search my posts. I've detailed instructions on how to lay out your basement walls to be square at 90 degree angles. read most recent one first. before this one
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I cases where things were really out I have used 2x2 (or 1x3 or 1x4) on the existing walls, shim them till they are square and straight, re-drywall over this bump-out. If you can keepthe two edges that show the same then it looks OK. Take it right up to the ceiling.
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How much out of whack are they? How much would you have to slide the wall, at its furthest point from the shower corner, to make it square?

You can't be that far off with a 36" base, unless whoever installed the wall f'd it up.

My previous that I finished off, nothing was level, square, or plumb. You just make it work somehow. Sometimes that is easier than making things perfect.

Does this guy need it to be exactly 90 degrees?

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I was able to measure the difference from the base. The inside corner is 1 inch off down to 1/4 inch at the end of the base.

not sure if i can use shims/fur it out or try and move the wall an inch.

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If you're just measuring from the other wall that's not necessarily accurate as that wall could be out of square also.

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