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Unread 09-24-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Shower for two.. How big?

I am doing a new bathroom.. currently the shower is setup as a 4'x4' square with a toilet next to it in a little room.

If I rotate the toilet and have it inside the main bathroom area rather then in its own little room I think I can up the shower size to 6'x4' or maybe slightly bigger.

Any chance I could make this a double shower,or is that too small.

I live in an urban setting where everything is a little smaller.. My 'great' room is more of a 'good' room and my walk in closet is a one at a time walk in closet but if I make this a double shower I would like to be able to use it as such..

I would still have to work out how to set up the shower heads where the water doesnt go all over the place but if I think it is big enough I can work that out..

anyone have any a double show know how big theirs is?
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Unread 09-24-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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Size of a double shower starts with how comfortable together the couple who will use it are in confined space. I have seen them from 4x4 on up.
3x5 is a very common size. Your 4x6 will be plenty large enough.
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Unread 09-24-2007, 02:32 PM   #3
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hmm... it would be for me and my wife not me and my girlfriend but we get along well. We may just have to lay it out once the outside walls are up and see if we can make the toilet fit and still have enough room in the shower.

picture is attached but I think the answer might need to wait until we get the outside walls up, or we could just mark it out in tape on the corner of the living room and see if we can get an idea.

This would add the additional challange of structuring it so that there is not a ton of spray on the door so that when person two enters it doesnt wet down the whole place.

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Unread 09-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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is this new construction or OLD. moving a toliet the way you are going could cause problems flushing. if you do move it try not to use a 90 bend only use 45 or 1/8 bends for the turd pipe. otherwise if the pipe run with the toliet now and too many bends will cause clogging. just a word of advice. the shower i building now is 5 x 4 and 2 people can get in there fine. its 3 walls with a full glass door. I just moved a toliet 28 feet
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Unread 09-24-2007, 05:04 PM   #5
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I have at least one double-head shower out there that is right at 4x4 and I know to be used as a two-person shower on a regular basis.

A 4x6 would be more than adequate.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 09-24-2007, 05:11 PM   #6
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Yah I think 4x6 is a good size. Then you won't have to hear " I wanna get in the water . "
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Unread 09-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #7
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CX, how do you know this for sure.
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Unread 09-24-2007, 05:57 PM   #8
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Not the size that counts...

... Its more the warmth of the shower.

If you have a 4x6 shower with an open top to a catheral ceiling and one shower head, it will be a drafty shower with two ppl fighting for the warm water. (my situation)

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Whatever the size you decide on, make sure that you have your shower heads and body sprays oriented to please two people.

Too small is when someone's or both's backsides have to touch cold glass or wall tile to fit in the same space. (not my situation )

Think warm.
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Aaaahh! The voices of experience

We have a two head shower (put in the space of an old tub) that is about 36"x60". Not overly large, but it is adequate

...not drafty at all
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Unread 09-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #10
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new construction.... so toilet location is flexible. but space is limited.. will need to measure it out to the inches and see what I can steal for the shower.

I had always planned on two shower heads, no fun sitting in the shower without any water.

I was thinking two sets of rain heads and maybe one set of body jets on a diverter to be used one only one in the shower.

next step is to see if I got enough hot water. I will be running a weil mcclain ultra 80 with an indirect tank. should be good for two heads running at once but need to do a little more work on that...
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CX, how do you know this for sure.
Well, I ain't never witnessed it personal like, Richie, if that's what you're axin'. But I tend to trust my customers, specially after the third or forth major project.

And since it's been a year at least since the last time I asked you to put a first name in your signature line for us, let me ask you again today.
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