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Williamparrish 11-26-2012 11:38 AM

shower installation
I need to add a shower enclosure to the existing garden tub in a mobile home.

Fix'n it 11-26-2012 01:03 PM

and your question is ?

Williamparrish 11-26-2012 02:12 PM

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I need to the find out the steps. This is my first project.

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Not sure of how to finish the enclosure. I can frame the walls.

Bud Cline 11-26-2012 02:45 PM

THAT is not a good idea with that arrangement. I would discourage any attempt to do so.:(

hammerlane 11-26-2012 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Williamparrish (Post 1060897)
I need to the find out the steps. This is my first project.

From what I see you have 2 steps covered with carpet. You can't find them. they are right in the picture.

redman88 11-26-2012 04:18 PM

install one of these

Williamparrish 11-26-2012 05:30 PM

Not the steps you stand on, the steps you take to build the enclosure.

joecaption 11-26-2012 06:00 PM

The whole plan with what you have to work with is wrong.
A drop in tub is far more likly to leak under the lip around the top.
Carpet never, ever should have been installed there in the first place. A sire way to have mold and rot under it.

About the only way I see it being done is with one of these.
Going to look like poop but should keep most of the water inside the tub.

Williamparrish 11-26-2012 06:10 PM

The carpet is being ripped up and tiled

joecaption 11-26-2012 06:22 PM

Going to have to remove the tub to be able to do tile.
By the time you add tile board and tile it's going to be to high around the tub if it's left in place.
If you really want a shower you would be far better off getting rid of that whole tub and installing a real tub and shower.

When you remove that carpet if that was original to the home, I'd bet your going to have rebuild that whole thing to make strong enough to support tile and not have it crack.
If they just used patical board it's all got to go.

Blondesense 11-27-2012 10:42 AM

Other things not withstanding, How are you planning on keeping the water IN the tub? The only way to do this is with a round curtain system like you see over the old clawfoot tubs.
I have one of these in our guest bath. It is such a pain in the back end I let house guests use the shower in our master bath.
The curtain is clammy, it grabs you, Not to mention there is absolutely no where to put your shampoo or soap.
I would seriously rethink this.
Even if you manage to do this, you won't be happy with the results.

Bite the bullet, and put a real shower in.

TheEplumber 11-27-2012 11:08 AM

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I'd gut the room, replace the garden tub with a standard multipiece fiberglass tub shower unit. Finish the floor with vinyl. A manufactured home floor system is not designed for tile

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Bud Cline 11-27-2012 12:05 PM

To say nothing of the free-standing water supply pipes and shower head. Just not a good idea at all. Trailer homes are not constructed substantially enough to support most tile installations. The wind blows and the grout cracks.

DannyT 11-27-2012 11:16 PM

bad idea all the way

redman88 11-28-2012 09:10 AM

older mobile/manufactured homes are crap built, newer ones, are held to a higher standered then Stick built homes. though with carpet around the tub i would say its an older mobile home

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