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Old 05-15-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Hi all - We are starting the last phase of our house remodel which includes the master bathroom/bedroom/spare room. Will be making a shower pan and tiling the entire shower and partial wall. I'm looking for opinions/advice on my bathroom plan. I hope you can view my rough drawing:
- three foot wide shower is kind of narrow, would like to move everything over 4-6" to widen the shower - is it a major hassle to move the toilet drain over 4-6"?
- What are thoughts on 24" opening into walk in shower, smaller/larger? - 6'6" height of rain shower head? - 1' opening from top of shower wall to ceiling? (seems like it would be good to have an opening for light/air flow).
- 2x10 floor joists, basement below, good idea to sister in supports for weight of shower pan and tile? Tore out a fiber glass modular shower/bath

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whats the joist spacing?
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Hi all - We are starting the last phase of our house remodel which includes the master bathroom/bedroom/spare room. Will be making a shower pan and tiling the entire shower and partial wall. I'm looking for opinions/advice on my bathroom plan. I hope you can view my rough drawing:
- three foot wide shower is kind of narrow, would like to move everything over 4-6" to widen the shower - is it a major hassle to move the toilet drain over 4-6"?

It depends on joist spacing. Maybe post a pic.

- What are thoughts on 24" opening into walk in shower, smaller/larger?

Too narrow but it works. I prefer 30-36". Keep in mind if you are doing a curbless shower that you might want 36" doors everywhere for a wheelchair access. You never know when someone will be disabled. Unless this is on the second story, of course.

- 6'6" height of rain shower head?

Go a few "'s higher if you can

- 1' opening from top of shower wall to ceiling? (seems like it would be good to have an opening for light/air flow).

That's personal preference

- 2x10 floor joists, basement below, good idea to sister in supports for weight of shower pan and tile? Tore out a fiber glass modular shower/bath

Again check joist spacing. 2x10 should be ok but look up where and how many penetrations you can make. A quick google search will provide any documents.


Thanks for your thoughts
My answers are in the quote above.
I have done a ton of curbless walkin showers if you need any other advice. Lots of pics on my site too. Good luck with your project!

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Thanks for the responses. The floor joists are 24" apart. I want to open up the floor to move the shower drain so I think I'll go ahead and add some floor support for piece of mind - don't want any flex cracking my tile work. After doing some research I'm going to raise the shower head up to 6'8' from the floor, that'll make sure I have enough room to bring my hands above head to wash hair etc. (I'm 6'). A 30" entrance into the shower could work. I'm still debating moving the toilet drain over 4-6"; I'll open the floor to see what would be involved - it would be nice to have more width in the shower.
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Thanks for the responses. The floor joists are 24" apart. I want to open up the floor to move the shower drain so I think I'll go ahead and add some floor support for piece of mind - don't want any flex cracking my tile work. After doing some research I'm going to raise the shower head up to 6'8' from the floor, that'll make sure I have enough room to bring my hands above head to wash hair etc. (I'm 6'). A 30" entrance into the shower could work. I'm still debating moving the toilet drain over 4-6"; I'll open the floor to see what would be involved - it would be nice to have more width in the shower.
If you joist spacing aloows for moving the toilet, by all means, go for to make your shower wider. Toilet locations often impede change but with 24 oc you may be able to do it. Are you using a Tuff form for you shower pan?
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