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Old 05-06-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 05-06-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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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?

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