Okay I am in beginning stages of the bathroom install this winter
I am fine with showers, mama wants to be able to soak so I think I have come up with a solution
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1)get a deep tub and sink it into floor about 8 inches for head height when showering
Number 2 is what I plan to do
2)Fab a tub out of say 11 ga steel (easy to shear and weld) with a perimeter frame of 1 x1 angle and make it have a 1-1/2 lip all the way around so it can be set onto a surround with a lot of it thru the floor
the bottom shower section would be say 27 x 27 with a drain in the floor (have not measured frame rail to body yet) and 36 inches deep, with 3 steps 8 in x 8 in.....so the tub would be 27 wide x 51 long and 36 inches deep at lowest section
This would allow me to take showers and Lisa can sit on the 2nd step and soak...see... everyones happy
now steel would be ugly and not comfy especially on bottom
I was thinking maybe the smaller smooth river type rocks on flat surfaces and ??? on the walls
how would I attach to the steel walls?
concrete board "bolted" thru the steel and rely on mortar to seal like in a house? including a rubber liner under?
I have lots of Ideas, they just seem like a train wreck waiting to happen