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Old 12-31-2007, 06:10 AM   #1
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My husband and I have just completely reno'd our bathroom and now that we have installed the bath, done the tiling and jumped in for a shower we have made an embarrassing discovery....

water goes everywhere.

We installed a double ended bath into a bath box that we built, so basically there is a shelf all the way around the bath. We realise now that usually these tubs are only used as baths, not with showers overhead. A little late now.

Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to deal with the drainage issue. Water collects in the corner and runs off the sides of the bath

Any suggestions much appreciated.

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Ayuh,......

A Shower Curtain maybe,..??........

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Need pictures of tub setup...you say you jumped in for a shower yet you know it is not set up for that?
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Could install a slide bar for the shower head, mounts to the wall and you can adjust it's height of the sprayer via the bar. that would at least get the shower head down to a lower level.
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You will need to purchase a hoop that is made for a claw-foot tub. then a shower curtain that goes all the way around the inside of the tub.

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Ayuh,......

A Shower Curtain maybe,..??........
Not totally incompetent Bondo. Shower curtain or not, it doesn't solve our problem.
We have a glass screen on the way.

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you say you jumped in for a shower yet you know it is not set up for that?
We know that NOW - we didn't know that until after this incident.



Shower curtain idea has been considered, but I am trying to avoid a curtain at all costs.

We were hoping that maybe putting a small drain in, in the corner section of the bath shelf might help the problem.

Has anyone come across this before or are we trying to 'break new ground' here?
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We were hoping that maybe putting a small drain in, in the corner section of the bath shelf might help the problem.
And how would it be connected to the drain?
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How about pluging up the shower head and patching over it. Where are you located? Just asking, because that is a lot of plumbing running in an exterior wall.
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The only thing I can think of is to have that entire unit pitch one way, then install a drain in that corner. You would have to have a trap and a vent properly installed just like any other drain.
That's really kind of ghetto rigging it though. You can under mount a tub to get the effect that you were going for. You aren't going to find one in a plastic enclosure though.
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Trying to help out, how about installing a rainbird head, where flow can be pointed straight down.

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Shower curtain idea has been considered, but I am trying to avoid a curtain at all costs.
If you are trying to avoid a shower curtain then you are going to need a floor drain as water will still will splash off your body.

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You will need to purchase a hoop that is made for a claw-foot tub. then a shower curtain that goes all the way around the inside of the tub.
I like tubguy's idea above unless you build some sort of wall with glass blocks at least over the first half of the tub and a tile crown around the edge of the rest of the tub.
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When you take a shower water splashes all over the walls, right? At least it does on the short wall where the faucet and shower head is and also partially along the long wall. When the water lands outside the tub it is not going into the drain. You need to keep the deflected water from body inside the tub. Normally this type of bathtub setting is for a soaking tub. Maybe a hand held shower in lieu of a shower curtain? Or add a stand alone shower somewhere else.

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Could you raise the tile be even with the highest ridge of the soaking tub, maybe angle slightly downward toward the tub? THen put a lip on the outer edge where the glass screen will go. Just thinking out loud to generate some ideas
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Sorry, but that tub is just not going to work with a shower unless you use a wraparound shower curtain. Even then you'll get some water on the ledge at the end by the shower head.

It looks like you might have applied the wall tile directly to greenboard with mastic. If that's the case then that's another good reason to use the wraparound shower curtain.
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It looks like you might have applied the wall tile directly to greenboard with mastic. If that's the case then that's another good reason to use the wraparound shower curtain.
I think that's a surround.

Fiberglass tubs are cheap enough that I'd just change it out. It's probably going to be less work then the other options, cost about the same, and is the right way of doing it.

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