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grumpyhessian 02-26-2008 06:24 PM

Measuring a shower stall
Hello everyone,

I am in the process of gutting a shower stall in my master bathroom. I plan to go with a shower pan and acrylic walls rather than the tile that the builder used in the 60's. My question is this:

Do I measure from stud to stud?

If so, then I have a 44"w x 34"d stall. So far, I have had absolutely no luck in finding a pan that's single threshold, right hand drain, 44x34. Any ideas?

Ron The Plumber 02-26-2008 06:34 PM

Stud to stud. So either enlarge the area or fur in the difference.

grumpyhessian 02-26-2008 07:31 PM

Well, furring in the difference would be easy, except that the standard size I'm seeing everywhere is 48 x 34. So, I'm not sure how to handle this one. I really don't want to go back with a tile floor. Do you know of any companies that make custom pans? Oh, and I checked under the house.....because of the joist layout, there's no way to center the drain. I can see why they tiled it in the first place.

Ron The Plumber 02-26-2008 07:35 PM

Why not look into culture marble surround.

grumpyhessian 02-26-2008 07:42 PM

Yeah, I thought about that, but I'm not sure of cost. I'm really trying to get an idea of what's out there. I've got some rotten studs and sub floor that I have to replace first. There's tile on the walls that I was going to leave in place...until I found the rotten studs.

Ron The Plumber 02-26-2008 07:45 PM

You won't find any custom built fiber pans that I'm aware of, so all you can do is keep searching, thats all I can offer.

grumpyhessian 02-26-2008 07:48 PM

Yeah, that's kinda' what I thought. I'll figure something out. Just out of curiosity, enlarging the stall would require knocking down a wall, right?

Ron The Plumber 02-26-2008 07:50 PM

Yes or pushing the wall out

grumpyhessian 02-26-2008 08:07 PM

Again, pretty much what I figured. Thanks for clarifying a few things, though.

grumpyhessian 03-01-2008 03:33 PM

Hey Ron, how's it going? Things here on the east coast are windy, but good. Say, have you ever used one of those "tile ready" shower pans? It looks llike I can get one made to the exact spec I need, and it's pre-sloped and water proof. Any ideas?

Ron The Plumber 03-01-2008 05:30 PM

Good here, and no I have not used that one.

grumpyhessian 03-01-2008 06:12 PM

Ok, I was just curious. It seems like good idea, but you never know. I'm trying to avoid going back with the same thing that was in there. Tile is ok on the walls or the floor, but using it in a shower stall floor just doesn't work out too well. This will be the third time (that I know of) that this shower stall has been built/rebuilt.

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