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Old 02-11-2016, 08:02 PM   #16
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there is already tile around the tub, does it look damaged? Baths are designed to shed water as people are expected to make a mess ie splash around a bit. I would have to agree with WhatRnsdownhill, i wouldnt worry just make it a shower.
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My first thought was for you to reconsider adding a shower head to this tub, it's not designed for a shower. It can work, but there's not enough room at the back and could be dangerous for some users. Also remember that the shower curtain inner liner would have to be on the inside of the tub further creating a smaller space. The remaining two corners will collect way too much water, and if level (as it should be), or if the tub is pitched slightly the wrong way, water will run to the floor.

I don't think it's gonna work so good.

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Why have to cut any drywall...?
They have three piece shower kits.
Corner kits etc..

They have kits to meet every single need and if it looks like a no go, look again.

Forgot.... I would be more worried about the ventilation.?
I've had a lot of trouble finding a surround kit for a 60x42 alcove. I think I found one, but it's $900. I could tile it for $100.

Ventilation is no prob, there's a good bathroom fan already installed.
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My first thought was for you to reconsider adding a shower head to this tub, it's not designed for a shower. It can work, but there's not enough room at the back and could be dangerous for some users. Also remember that the shower curtain inner liner would have to be on the inside of the tub further creating a smaller space. The remaining two corners will collect way too much water, and if level (as it should be), or if the tub is pitched slightly the wrong way, water will run to the floor.

I don't think it's gonna work so good.

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I was thinking of doing a shower door to address the curtain issue you raised.

I poured water in the corners and it appeared to drain pretty darn well.

I definitely appreciate your advice.

Theoretically I could pull the whole jacuzzi and install a base and surround. More effort and a lot more expensive. I'd rather have that, but with our newborn, $$$ is the main issue atm.

I got a quote from a respectable local company, and they said they'd tile the walls etc, much like my plan. They didn't raise any serious concerns, but I know that doesn't necessarily say that there aren't any.
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good luck...ben
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I was thinking of doing a shower door to address the curtain issue you raised.
A door with that tub would be a really bad idea. You'd have to go with a curtain, but I don't think that's much better, cuz it'll get in your way.

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I poured water in the corners and it appeared to drain pretty darn well.
Well, ok. If all four corners and the front slope into the tub maybe. But still lots of area to get wet and you should dry it with every shower.

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I was thinking of doing a shower door to address the curtain issue you raised.

I poured water in the corners and it appeared to drain pretty darn well.

I definitely appreciate your advice.

Theoretically I could pull the whole jacuzzi and install a base and surround. More effort and a lot more expensive. I'd rather have that, but with our newborn, $$$ is the main issue atm.

I got a quote from a respectable local company, and they said they'd tile the walls etc, much like my plan. They didn't raise any serious concerns, but I know that doesn't necessarily say that there aren't any.
Boy, this is getting beaten like a dead horse from the negative nannies....
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