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spacedino 05-06-2010 01:01 PM

Shower stall winterization
 
I have a summer cottage and it is not winterized. I was going to put a shower stall into the cottage but was told that they will crack and will not work if the cottage is not winterized. Is this correct?

drtbk4ever 05-06-2010 01:41 PM

The simple answer is yes. But there are ways to solve this problem.
What will your water supply be?
Where will you be draining the shower?

Where is this cottage located?

spacedino 05-06-2010 02:50 PM

I drain the water out of the entire cottage and do have an existing shower there which is a steel frame. The cottage is on Georgian Bay in Ontario.

drtbk4ever 05-06-2010 02:57 PM

OK, I understand now. You aren't concerned about the plumbing freezing because you drain the water from the system every year.

You are wondering if the shower stall itself will crack from the freeze thaw. I don't know the answer to that, sorry.

spacedino 05-06-2010 07:19 PM

Last year when I was looking at shower stalls the person at the Home Depot said that the stalls are not good for non-winterized cottages. My concern is how big an issue is this?

AllanJ 05-07-2010 09:00 AM

Some shower stalls are made of materials that get very brittle at outdoor winter temperatures.

spacedino 05-07-2010 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AllanJ (Post 438679)
Some shower stalls are made of materials that get very brittle at outdoor winter temperatures.

So how do I choose the correct one? What material becomes brittle?


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