Waterproofing Window in Shower/Tub


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Old 01-26-05, 09:36 PM
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I am looking at buying a house and had a question about the shower situation. Right now, in the bathroom, there is only a tub (it doesn't have the shower head at all). I would like to put in the plumbing to have a shower head put in, but I have a problem. There's a window right in the center above the tub. Is there a way to waterproof the wood on the window so it doesn't rot? Like a waterproofing paint or sealant, etc? I would like to know before I start the process of getting the house, so I know what I'm up against in getting this situation solved. Any help/tips/etc. would be greatly appreciated!!!
 
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Old 01-27-05, 03:46 PM
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MCGrad02,

Unsure what you are planning but to resolve the issue without worry is to do the window with glass block. Look at this link -

http://dougaphs.smugmug.com/gallery/229281

It may give you ideas that will take any worry away from you. Ceramic tile is flush with the window on the inside - no standing water, no edge, easy to clean. Inexpensive to do.

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 01-29-05, 04:34 AM
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You can replace the window with a vinyl window or glass block. Wrap the inside of the framing with cment board and cauld the gap between the windo and the backer giving the sill a bit of a pitch so water drains off. Then water proof the cment board with Redguard or Latticrete blue 9237 so that no water gets through the cment board into the framing.
 
 

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