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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp
    I'm not putting up handrails either
    When starting from scratch, I try to think of universal accessibility and not just what works for me. That takes some doing as I prefer to have the least amount of adaptation possible and quite often forget that my particular disability and abilities are not the end of the story. I like the idea that when I sell my home, the new buyers will find things about it that work for them that they maybe weren't expecting. It's also quite likely that as I get older, what I need to make my life easier will change, so why not work some things in now while I'm doing the work anyway. (My husband and I just bought a house and are adding a master suite, a new garage and redoing the kitchen.)

    I had my floor lower than the rooms floor. Mine here at this house is a raised floor and I get water in the room all the time. The floor is sloped all around toward the drain, which will be behind me as I sit
    That reminds me of another question I had. For those who use a bench in their bathtub, how do you keep the floor from getting wet? Any options other than being smothered by a shower curtain?


    The builder put my cubby hole at the back, oops
    Now that sux. Was it their screw up or a detail you didn't think of until after the fact?

    I made my bench years ago. I will be making another when I get moved, with an added back that the present one lacks. I just have my back against the wall now.
    Speaking of benches in different colours... and grab bars and shower curtains:

    http://www.grabbarspecialists.com/

    C.

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    I had my floor lower than the rooms floor.
    What is the offset of the shower rough (sub) floor from the bathroom finish floor? Asked another way, how much must I remove from the shower floor joists to allow for tile, thinset, and sloped mortar bed to drain top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That reminds me of another question I had. For those who use a bench in their bathtub, how do you keep the floor from getting wet? Any options other than being smothered by a shower curtain?

    C.
    I guess the key is not to have too long of a curtain so it is unwieldy, and keep it in the tub. No wet floor by me, just have the curtain rest on the top of the bench where it crosses out of the tub and the rest of the curtain hanging in the tub.

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    Beautiful!! I love the tile on the floor! Hope this is not considered hijacking, but I never got a chance to show ours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp
    Beautiful shower, you guys have great taste! Here's a bad pic of mine...
    I'm not putting up handrails either, gotta return them. I had my floor lower than the rooms floor. Mine here at this house is a raised floor and I get water in the room all the time. The floor is sloped all around toward the drain, which will be behind me as I sit, so my feet are high and 'dry'. I hate sitting in a pool of shower water, lol.
    The builder put my cubby hole at the back, oops, so I'll probably attach a shelf to the front wall later on.
    I made my bench years ago. I will be making another when I get moved, with an added back that the present one lacks. I just have my back against the wall now.
    nice capn.....

    they need to sponge over that tile with clear white vinegar to get that grout film off. that lil bit of acid in the vinegar will eat it right off.

    might not better tell em though. tile setters don't like to be told how to do their work, hehe. everybody has different theories and ways of doin things. like i said before, i done tile, stone, stucco for about 15 years. i love seein good tile work done. even when i go into a bathroom at restaraunts i just have a habit of thoroughly checkin out the tile when doin my duties, lol. i used to complain bout havin to work all the time, specially saturdays. god i miss it now though. thats one of the main things i hate about this damn sci is not bein able to do the work that i actually loved an was good at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin64
    nice capn.....

    they need to sponge over that tile with clear white vinegar to get that grout film off. that lil bit of acid in the vinegar will eat it right off.

    might not better tell em though. tile setters don't like to be told how to do their work, hehe. everybody has different theories and ways of doin things. like i said before, i done tile, stone, stucco for about 15 years. i love seein good tile work done. even when i go into a bathroom at restaraunts i just have a habit of thoroughly checkin out the tile when doin my duties, lol. i used to complain bout havin to work all the time, specially saturdays. god i miss it now though. thats one of the main things i hate about this damn sci is not bein able to do the work that i actually loved an was good at.
    Rollin64,

    Would you please comment on my question regarding how much drop is required between the finished floor of the bathroom and the sub-floor of the shower to allow for setting the drain at a height that keeps water restricted to the shower?

    The house is up on stilts, so all plumbing drops can be achieved under the house. I have two layers of plywood (3/4' topped with 5/8") for the sub-floor. I plan to remove these and notch the 2'X10" (16' centers) joists to get the required offset for the preslope mortar bed. I'll sister the joists (2'X6" sisters?) to make up for the weakened joists.

    Have you ever used the Kerdi products?http://www.schluter.com/english/prod...section-h.html
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    Wow, I'm so impressed with everyone's showers! We just finished a bathroom as well, I'll try to get some pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    When starting from scratch, I try to think of universal accessibility and not just what works for me. That takes some doing as I prefer to have the least amount of adaptation possible and quite often forget that my particular disability and abilities are not the end of the story. I like the idea that when I sell my home, the new buyers will find things about it that work for them that they maybe weren't expecting. It's also quite likely that as I get older, what I need to make my life easier will change, so why not work some things in now while I'm doing the work anyway.
    This is good advice - my 95 year old mother-in-law, who has had 3 hip fractures and an elbow fracture in the last year, is coming for Thanksgiving, and it was very interesting to do a needs evaluation with her caregiver to make sure she will be able to access the bedroom, bathroom, shower, etc as her needs are very different from mine. I'm actually having to buy some stuff (toilet safety frame), and some stuff is just going to be inconvenient for her as my strong side is my left, so I tend to have grab bars or whatever on the left, and it's the opposite for her.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Old
    Have you ever used the Kerdi products?http://www.schluter.com/english/prod...section-h.html
    We used the Kerdi shower tray and membrane in our current shower - it was fiddly to install, but I don't think it was more fiddly than a mud shower. There's a lot of discussion about this in the John Bridge tile forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olossgirl
    I posted a while back a thread entitled "show me your bathroom" ... again thanks to all that posted. now here is finally a picture of my roll in shower - the bathroom is tiled but we still need to have electrical work done and then finish the walls. our shower is a 5'x5'
    Beautiful. I love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Old
    Rollin64,

    Would you please comment on my question regarding how much drop is required between the finished floor of the bathroom and the sub-floor of the shower to allow for setting the drain at a height that keeps water restricted to the shower?

    The house is up on stilts, so all plumbing drops can be achieved under the house. I have two layers of plywood (3/4' topped with 5/8") for the sub-floor. I plan to remove these and notch the 2'X10" (16' centers) joists to get the required offset for the preslope mortar bed. I'll sister the joists (2'X6" sisters?) to make up for the weakened joists.

    Have you ever used the Kerdi products?http://www.schluter.com/english/prod...section-h.html

    can i pm you later? so as not to mess up the thread.

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