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Old 02-03-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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I am installing a shower in my basement. My width is 40 and 3/4. The standard shower is 36x36 unless you go with a corner shower which I cannot do. My question is how would you go about framing in the difference with the 4 inches left. It is a permanent wall so I have to figure out what to do with this 4 inches I have left. Hopefully I can get some good ideas on what to do. Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
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Just build a wall at 36"
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:31 PM   #3
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Unless the wall can be moved a couple of inches the other way to give you an opening of 42 x 36. I like bigger.
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The walls cannot be moved. I wish they could because I would love to have it bigger. I just wasn't sure if building something 2 inches on each side would work. I have to tie the shower into the wall there and this is why I will have 2 inches on each side left after I install the 36 inch shower. My only opening is 40 inches
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I know you say they can't be moved, but I do it for a living and if it were put together, it can be removed. Is there a reason it can't be moved, or altered to give you the added 2+"? I am not doubting you, I just want to make sure all the avenues have been looked at.
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I know you say they can't be moved, but I do it for a living and if it were put together, it can be removed. Is there a reason it can't be moved, or altered to give you the added 2+"? I am not doubting you, I just want to make sure all the avenues have been looked at.



The walls already exist and have already been built before i started this project. I am putting in a saniflo access 3 system and the sink and shower have to be put in to connect to it. The space is only 40 inches wide. I know its going to be a small bathroom but it will serve the purpose when people come to stay. They will have there own private bath. I can only get a 36 inch shower the way the walls are built. I looked for a 40 inch shower but they are all corner showers. I'm happy you are being patient with me. I really appreciate it. My concern is having the 2 inches on each side left to deal with. Wasn't quite sure what to do with it to make it look right.
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Just wanted to explore all options. The best you will be able to do is move the walls closer by building a sub wall and close it in to accommodate the 36 x 36. Good luck and ask away with questions if you need to.
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I would like to run the 2x4's on each side perpendicular to the studs. Then frame over it with rigged board. Do you see anything negative to that?
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You can run your 2x4's horizontally over the vertical ones if you want, but you need to address the corners which must be vertical for support of your cbu
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Cot strips of 1/2" plywood and add to the studs on both sides, add 2x4s on the flat to each stud, and top plate, put a 2x6 cover on the bottom plate,
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You have to build a wall of 36".
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