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Old 08-11-2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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Custom shower build questions

We are renovating a cabin with a small bathroom and the client would like a larger shower. Currently, it has a plastic/vinyl 32" x 32" shower that the client wants removed. The distance from one wall to the other is 54", and the width/depth cannot exceed 34". One idea is to build a walk-in shower. Is there a regulation shower width and/or depth? The end result would be a tiled shower on three walls and the base would be water tight with tiles on top of a proper base. Suggestion would be appreciated.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:57 PM   #2
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Locate a fiberglas pan that will fit the width and depth needed, relocate the drain as needed and install CBU on the stud walls on three sides and tile the walls.
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Not a pro and don't know any limitation set by a code. Any smaller than 32, average adult would feel cramped and shower curtain could constantly stick to the person.
Why do you say 34? Is this because of toilet? In nj and I fit a shower base and toilet side by side. If I had followed the imaginary wall set by the toilet code (15" on either side of the center), no room for shower. But I fudged that it's 15" from the toilet seat level and at the feet level, nobody would need 15". So the shower base encroached few inches into this 15" space that would never interfere with movements. It was a plastic base with the corner chopped off? Above, diy copper tube curtain rod high enough for extra tall curtain. Passed the inspection although I wasn't sure until passed.

There is also curtains made with a fabric, not a plastic sheet. Wash it several times in hot water and it loses the water proofing coating. When the curtain gets wet, it stops blowing in and sticking to me.
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