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Putting a shower in tub with window in the middle of the tub?

Putting a shower in tub with window in the middle of the tub?


Old 05-20-00, 12:14 PM
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I am going to put a shower in the tub, the problem is there is a window right in the middle of the tub and no possible way to put a fan in the bathroom. So I can't seal off the window by putting a tub insert in there.
Any good ideas?
Old 05-21-00, 04:53 PM
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Without a way to expell the excess moisture from the bathroom, you're asking for all kinds of problems. Unless you plan to shower with the window open and leave it open for at least 1/2 hour after your shower, I'd find some way to get an exhaust fan into the room or forget the whole idea.

Old 12-01-06, 03:14 PM
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Same issue in an OLD house.

Framed in old window and installed a custom made and very
small "side sliding" window at the very top of the window opening.

Then put up some quality bathroom-board up to the bottom
edge of the window instead of a pre-made enclosure.

Not a perfect solution but this was a rental house.

Funny - once put in a new tub and a generic shower surround
in a rental and left the window in place behind the shower surround.
Turns out the light from the "hidden window" lit up the clear
washrag bar and it actually looked really cool. Especially with the
bathroom light off.
Old 12-01-06, 04:08 PM
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Owens Corning makes a venting glass block that can be applied to the top of a glass block window. Installing a glass block window will help with water, allowing it to shed back into the tub area rather than hanging around and rotting the window out. Google their site and see what options they provide.
Old 12-02-06, 12:30 PM
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Circular shower curtain, as for clawfoot tubs. Leave window in place. No need to tile, put in a surround, etc. Only catch at that point is where to put the shower caddy... so maybe tile on the wall at the head of the tub and leave the rest as-is?

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