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I know this is a weird request, but can you go back threw this 36 pages and delete crap we do not need
i would make going back looking for stuff a lot easier

i am looking for the tub and shower units you said you are using

btw, that 1.5x1.25 reducing washer, it comes with the ptrap
Sadly, I can't. I wish I could go back and delete but I'm not able to edit/delete older posts. An admin would have to do it. I can probably go back through the pages and make notes on which posts had good info and write that info down in my notes.

I need to look at my notes to see what tub and shower I plan to use and I think what I will do (if there is enough space) is make a post that has all of the pertinent info. I'm not great at making things concise, but I can give it a shot.
Aside from the rough blueprints/sketches with measurements and the fixtures being used (and their dimensions), what else do you need to know?

Good to know about the reducing washer. I'll have to check a P-trap kit I got before and see if I can find that washer.

I really love that plumbing supply website you linked to me because pictures really help me.

Neal, cute little plastic horseshoes. I need to find the video again that talked about the shims they were using that would not compress or rot.

I'm going to go watch that last window video Frodo posted and then I'll see about compiling data (once my cats get out from in front of my screen so I can see what the hell I'm typing).


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So, we always hope that once the window is sitting on 1/4" thick spacers we end up with a gap all around the window, we no longer fill that with insulation, we leave that gap for water to run out but we do seal the inside with foam backer rod and caulk.
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Sadly, I can't. I wish I could go back and delete but I'm not able to edit/delete older posts. An admin would have to do it. I can probably go back through the pages and make notes on which posts had good info and write that info down in my notes.

I need to look at my notes to see what tub and shower I plan to use and I think what I will do (if there is enough space) is make a post that has all of the pertinent info. I'm not great at making things concise, but I can give it a shot.
Aside from the rough blueprints/sketches with measurements and the fixtures being used (and their dimensions), what else do you need to know?

Good to know about the reducing washer. I'll have to check a P-trap kit I got before and see if I can find that washer.

I really love that plumbing supply website you linked to me because pictures really help me.

Neal, cute little plastic horseshoes. I need to find the video again that talked about the shims they were using that would not compress or rot.

I'm going to go watch that last window video Frodo posted and then I'll see about compiling data (once my cats get out from in front of my screen so I can see what the hell I'm typing).
I think you can delete or at least just replace the post with something like this.
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If you do that and find some of mine are an obstruction just let me know the numbers you don't need.
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take a look at this product, it is called cultured marble
it is man made marble,
you can get it in any size you want, you can also have the shower pan made 59''
you can put the drain left right or center

for a shower pan, and walls it is around $1000.00

you can also use any tub you want and use this as te surround

very easy to install, it glues to the wall and the edges are sealed with silly cone
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If you do that and find some of mine are an obstruction just let me know the numbers you don't need.
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https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...g&action=click

take a look at this product, it is called cultured marble
it is man made marble,
you can get it in any size you want, you can also have the shower pan made 59''
you can put the drain left right or center

for a shower pan, and walls it is around $1000.00

you can also use any tub you want and use this as te surround

very easy to install, it glues to the wall and the edges are sealed with silly cone
Neal, I think only members who pay are able to edit or delete posts that are more than a week old. I'm not even sure which ones should be deleted-- there are so many... LOL. Thanks for the link to the video.

Frodo, thank you for that link. I plan to go with a Sterling direct-to-stud shower unit. There is a shower pan that has a flange and the walls snap on to it and it gets nailed directly to studs without needing caulk between the wall pieces and the shower pan. It's relatively lightweight and I think it costs around $700 or less. I have to find the one I was looking at again... (Mom didn't like the look of the cultured marble-- I showed it to her and she made a face. LOL). The Sterling shower unit comes with built in backers for grab bar installation.

I know what valve and lever I want for the shower and tubs, tub spouts, shower arms for the tubs, and showerheads for all shower and tubs. I'm leaning toward the Moen Magnetix line of showerheads that click in magnetically and I'm thinking the waterhill arm would give it nice distance from the wall and some decent height (although I could still get a less expensive one). I was thinking of getting nickel fixtures for the guest bath but then I saw the prices and decided that chrome will do fine. Mom wants a slidebar for her showerhead and I'm trying to pick a good one that the showerhead I like will fit on. When I do a sort of master post I will collect the info on which showerheads, surrounds, etc I'm leaning toward and have links to them.

The shower/tub surround I wanted for the guest bathroom is no longer being sold at HD and I think it is at Lowes but is more expensive than the same version that has the backers. And having the backers for later on is not a bad idea.

I have a good idea of what windows I want (assuming that window can be used as a replacement-- I'll have to talk to the people at HD again).

I'm trying to pick doors for the bathroom and for the exterior. Need something that can have a cat door put in.

And I just got total brainfreeze...

Edit: For the showers I'm thinking of going with Sterling Ensemble. One is 60x30x75.25 for $647. The other is 60x32x74.5 for $773.63.

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sterling ? ok...
look, those cheap things can be beefed up, this is what you do.

rip the styrofoam off the bottom of the shower pan, put a layer of roofing tar papr on the floor

dump 2 five gallon buckets of wet cement...not stiff on the floor.

set the shower pan into the concrete, level

for he walls, figure out where you want your grab bars and nail up 2x6 behind the wall panels

also. pack the walls with insulation,,,

on the front side edge where the nail flange is. install a 2x4 sideways to nail to

https://www.amazon.com/chrome-plated.../dp/b0046a8912

use these for your shower rods, buy a black threaded pipe and a cheap shower rod
put the cheap over the pipe,,,,you can do chin ups on it


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