Fiberglass shower stall

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Old 08-19-14, 02:09 PM
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Fiberglass shower stall

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Has anyone ever cut a one piece stall, horizontally, in half, in order to get it into the space it's going?

If so, would you mind sharing what type saw you cut it with and then how you installed the two pieces? And did it work out ok?

Thanks for any input anyone can give, and have a pleasant evening !
 
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Not my area of expertise but I've never heard of such a thing being done.
 
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came up with this idea because the stall is the right size but won't go through the door; bath is small and narrow, only as wide as the shower itself, 48 inches.
 
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Old 08-19-14, 02:48 PM
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That's a new one for sure! Cutting in half may not be enough to get it through most door openings. On the market are nesting type shower stall units that look just fine. We installed one a week or so ago for a client who only had a 32" door. It was tight, but we made it. I don't know how you would make it (1) waterproof at the seam (2) aesthetically pleasing. I'd buy one made for nesting.
 
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The 3 or 4 piece stalls should go right in. I think that is what Chandler is referring to as "nesting", I'm just from up north so we sometimes talk different .

I had to remove my old 48" one piece and once cut it would be a ton of work to fasten it back together, not to mention the effort to make it look decent.

The only thought I had with my old one was to salvage the bottom one foot to possibly use it as a shower pan for a tile stall. They get an arm and a leg for shower pans, plus the tile work wouldn't be cheap. I ended up with a 60" X 36" 4 piece unit made by Kohler for just over five hundred.

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It's a rental house so as long as it looks ok and doesn't leak, it will be fine. My first concern was when I cut it, if I use a power tool, will it tear it up. Haven't yet figured how to splice them or whatever. But do realize that's definitely part 2 of the conundrum.
 
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Old 08-19-14, 04:17 PM
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An example of a nesting base and sides; http://www.homedepot.com/p/Aquatic-A...S-AW/204330626

What you propose absolutely won't work. Sorry 'bout that.
 
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ok, thanks for your advice and the link. I appreciate it a lot.
 
 

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