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Old 07-29-2019, 10:53 AM   #1
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How exactly do you waterproof a shower? And since the drain pan is on the floor, How does it go into the gray water tank or does it just go straight outside?
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:05 PM   #2
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Gray tank - always. No liquids 'go straight outside'.

Waterproofing depends on the type of shower you build. What is your plan?
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:22 PM   #3
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I Just Want A Basic Shower. Low Flow System. Nothing Special. Also Dont Need A Lot Of Space Either
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:28 PM   #4
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Cheapest route is an 18 gallon plastic storage container, shower curtain and a kitchen sink sprayer hooked to a Hudson sprayer.

If you want something a little more conventional then you could get a fiberglass shower pan and make walls from FRP. You could also find a shower kit that includes pan and walls.
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Some of us used these cheap showers stalls


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Old 07-29-2019, 01:58 PM   #6
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Do You Know If They’re Worth It? And I’m Thinking You Might Have To Trim It Down A Little To Fit.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:40 PM   #7
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Do You Know If Theyíre Worth It? And Iím Thinking You Might Have To Trim It Down A Little To Fit.
I installed one of those about 30 years ago. Didnít like it. The biggest thing I didnít like was the way the drain attached. It was a plastic ring that compressed a rubber gasket. Donít know if they are the same drains now, but in any case I think on a bus Iíd make it all screw-together at the drain and P-trap and make that easy to access under the bus. That Durastall is going to be your least expensive option by probably 100 bucks.
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How exactly do you waterproof a shower? And since the drain pan is on the floor, How does it go into the gray water tank or does it just go straight outside?
https://www.serenitybusproject.com/serenity-bus-blog/our-shower-is-done-check-it-out


Lizard skinned the sub-floor and heavy caulked the edges... then we tiered wood from 1" down to 0" from the outside perimeter of the basin tiering down to the center drain. We then placed 1/4 ply overtop. I caulked those edges then sprayed the whole basin with another layer of lizard skin and when that dried I put two cans of flex seal over top just for good measure.. it'll hold 22 gallons of water and not leak. The basin was framed with 2x6's. Check out the pics above.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:23 PM   #9
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Who was that for? You should quote if you're answering a specific post. Worth it? I paid $168 for mine. Yes it needs to be trimmed to fit, but the panels are thin plastic. But it's water proof. I actually bought mine at HD, but then saw a post of another member who had the same one from Ace Hardware for $200 cheaper, who would have thought. I returned the HD one and had to drive 12 miles to pcik up the cheaper one.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:09 PM   #10
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Who was that for? You should quote if you're answering a specific post. Worth it? I paid $168 for mine. Yes it needs to be trimmed to fit, but the panels are thin plastic. But it's water proof. I actually bought mine at HD, but then saw a post of another member who had the same one from Ace Hardware for $200 cheaper, who would have thought. I returned the HD one and had to drive 12 miles to pcik up the cheaper one.

How were the walls attached to each other and to the pan? Would it be possible to reduce the depth of the stall?
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:13 PM   #11
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How were the walls attached to each other and to the pan? Would it be possible to reduce the depth of the stall?
The 3 walls slide into corner brackets and a channel at the base. The base is a closed 4 sided pan, don't know how you would address the front lip if you shortened the pan. The pan is only 32"
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The 3 walls slide into corner brackets and a channel at the base. The base is a closed 4 sided pan, don't know how you would address the front lip if you shortened the pan. The pan is only 32"
Thanks for the info. The best price for this stall I could find locally is $220 but still better than buying the pan, wall sheets, and corner extrusions separately.
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Thanks for the info. The best price for this stall I could find locally is $220 but still better than buying the pan, wall sheets, and corner extrusions separately.
There's one on Ebay in Ct. for $155, unfortunately it is pick up only
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:07 PM   #14
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How Do I Achieve This? Not Exactly This, But With The Deep Pan.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:25 PM   #15
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How Do I Achieve This? Not Exactly This, But With The Deep Pan.
That is very cool looking!

Unfortunately, I don't think I could get my old decrepit self in and out of it
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:54 PM   #16
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I've seen where someone sunk one into the floor about a foot.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:08 PM   #17
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How much room do you have and what’s your plan? Bathtubs use a lot of water. Those troughs are available at most livestock supply places.

Some tin ceiling tiles, a little wood. Bob’s your uncle!
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The 3 walls slide into corner brackets and a channel at the base. The base is a closed 4 sided pan, don't know how you would address the front lip if you shortened the pan. The pan is only 32"
So you still framed it out? Does it need to be framed out? Iím not very handy in construction and Iím trying to do a lot of this by myself.
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So you still framed it out? Does it need to be framed out? Iím not very handy in construction and Iím trying to do a lot of this by myself.
There is a 1/4" lip on top of the pan. You need to frame a wall and skin it with 1/4" plywood to give the flimsy sides strength.
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