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Unread 01-02-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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Kerdi-line drain and plan critique

I have no experience with linear drains, or curbless showers and have some questions.

1) I may be concerned about nothing here, but I'd like some input.
You'll notice in my plan, I have a curbless shower with a linear drain drawn against the wall. I keep thinking about a person taking a shower will be facing the bench, and will be standing on a surface that slopes from his left to right.
Maybe I should move the drain out from the wall, half way between the doorway and the wall, so a person would be straddling the drain and be standing on a more equal surface. I can't decide if 1/4" per foot would be enough to bother someone. Or maybe I should ignore that and keep it against the wall would just provide safer drainage taking it away from the door. I was going to use the drain grate that can be tiled. Opinions?

2) Customer does not want a door, but I tore out a shower with a door and am concerned it might be "cold" for them after having a door. Your thoughts?

3) Notice the rain head, ceiling is 8' high, customer does not want tile on the ceiling, seems strange to me having a rain head coming out of a drywall ceiling. Opinions?
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Unread 01-02-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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Figaro,

1- No you won't notice the 1/4" per foot slope. No matter what direction its in.

2- They can always add a door later. Just be sure the proper wall studding is in place, which I'm sure you do anyway.

3- We've put them in like that before. They look great from my house.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 11:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Paul

Regarding #2, my glass guy told me he couldn't add a door later without replacing the glass panel it's attached to. That made sense to me because the glass panels I've seen are notched for hinges when there's a door. But this is a new (young) glass guy so who knows...
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Yeah , he's right, I didn't look at your diagram closely enough.

Perhaps the opening can be moved to allow a door to be hinged off the wall later ?
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Well, there is a bench there so that won't work. I don't have a lot of experience with walk in showers (building or using). I just know they can be a little "breezy" if your used to an enclosed shower and these people are older. Just want them to LOVE their new shower.

Any other critiques on the layout/drain placement? Anyone?

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How about this...

-Move drain to across doorway, with both shower and bathroom sloped to drain
-You can install a door later if it's pivot hinged. No need to notch anything, but it does need to be anchored top & bottom.
-Install a supplemental squirrel cage heater blowin into the shower or across the opening

...just throwin it out there.

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