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        Does anyone have any advise or experience at turning a
        fiberglass tub/shower surround into a walk in shower, by cutting the side and adding a walk-in door. Basically cut out half the front of the tub and finishing it in and adding a door and wall to it. That way I don't have to remove the whole one piece surround
        and start new. Very limited budget.
         
        Posts: 2 | Location: KC, MO | Registered: Nov 30, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Sure. Forget the idea of reusing the tub - all you will do is spend a lot of time and money for something that will never work.

        Instead, plan on removing the entire tub and surround and rebuilding it by starting with a pre-made shower pan. That will give you the best bang for the buck.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10289 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        be a lot cheaper, and look a lot better to take out the old fiberglass unit and go back with a showerstall

        click here

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        Posts: 3843 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        do not start a plumbing project with limited funds
        in plumbing,,,,it is what it is...if you need a new part, buy it now or pay 7x that amount to have me put one in latter..
        cut out old stall, using a sawzall
        completly demo, be carefull not to hurt/scratch/sheet rock above the surropund
        measure where the old drain is...go to a store and find a shower base that has that drain deminsion.
        yes....you can get a different drain location pan,,but it costs more
        have a plumber install the pan, make sure it is set in wet concrete/mortar...THAT IS IMPORTANT>>>

        buy r19 insulation,,,stuff behind the panels before you put them up...the joints in the shower..100% silicone

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        Posts: 3843 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks for the input just wanted another point of view before
        I make my final choice.
         
        Posts: 2 | Location: KC, MO | Registered: Nov 30, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        if you try and cut and refiberglass the old shower..unless your a pro at fiberglassing it gonna be a heck of a mess, then after it is fiberglassed, your going to have to have it coated...painted...dont try it..really,,no!


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