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Old 11-05-2016, 01:19 PM   #1
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One piece shower

Any pointers on installing one piece shower?
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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Measure the door...

Other than that, I got nothin'
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:49 PM   #3
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Have a look at the curve of your roof where the shower will be. I had bought a 3 piece shower surround for ours and was going to have to cut one side down so much to clear the roof that I took it back and built my own surround.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:43 PM   #4
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Have a look at the curve of your roof where the shower will be. I had bought a 3 piece shower surround for ours and was going to have to cut one side down so much to clear the roof that I took it back and built my own surround.
I'll build my surround from t&g 6" sealed cedar.

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Old 11-06-2016, 06:41 AM   #5
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i put one of these in a cabin, would be easy to cut down. great buy for the price
Durastall 32 in. x 32 in. x 75 in. Shower Stall with Standard Base in White-68 - The Home Depot
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:35 AM   #6
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I built my own shower surround and pan with flat sheets from Home Depot. I made a hot wire table to bend the sheets into shape and glued wedges on the floor cut on my table saw to lean the floor pan towards the drain. Very happy with the results. Pics linked below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...29JaTMyUndxSVU

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The curtain rod came from a bicycle flag pole purchased at Walmart. The shower hooks from same in the hardware department. And I just installed a propane on-demand water heater on the back wall of the shower. Worked out AWESOME! )

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Old 11-06-2016, 09:19 AM   #7
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Could you please elaborate more on the hot wire table?

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Old 11-06-2016, 12:38 PM   #8
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I stretched a steel wire across a flat surface, spring loaded one end and applied power to both ends. I used a temperature gage to watch the temperature of the wire and used a variable transformer (variac) to controle the current through the wire and thus how hot the wire got. I also placed teflon tape over the length of the wire to keep the plastic from sticking to it. I had to reposition the tape after each use.

Then I measured out the sheets of plastic and determined where I wanted my bends, marking them accordingly. Then I positioned the plastic sheet over the wire at the bend line, applied current and heated the wire and plastic along the bend line. Once the plastic was near melt temperature and soft, I removed power and quickly bent the plastic along the bend line and then held it there while the plastic cooled and hardened (only a minute or so.

You can use most any steel wire. Nichrome is better but it needs to be reasonably thick to produce enough heat to soak through the plastic without burning it. A roll of soft annealed steel wire from the hardware store should work fine.

The trick is controlling the heat and knowing the temperature of your wire. Also when using the variac you're using non-isolated voltage and can easily be electrocuted. It's a quick and dirty setup for the few bends I wanted. Then I took it all apart.

Hope that helps! I have this stuff kicking around so it wasn't that hard to set up for me. Here's a few pictures:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...zdDb1lGRE85T1U

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...jhQS0xEbnMyYjA

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...3o0MFZzOUJud3c

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Old 11-06-2016, 03:55 PM   #9
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Ahhhhhh.... Got it.

Thanks, Ross! Appreciate it.

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