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Converting bath to a shower...

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Ontario

Converting bath to a shower...

Need to advice on how to convert my bathtub to a large stand up shower. The old shower area will be a make up station.

How should I waterproof the window area?

Since the base is an irregular size, what should I use as a base? I've previously used a runner membrane, then did my own concrete to create a base and slop tts a drain. Then tiled on top.
Looking to use maybe a trough drain as well.
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you have a window beside it, its highly not recommended to put a window in your shower.
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Why not keep the shower where it is, but make it bigger. Knock out that wall and take it right to the window. And more into the room, with a glass enclosure.
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If you can, just run the shower long ways, you will have to move that rack and plug. One problem you might have is that your plumbing is probably in that wall separating tub and shower. Is the wall where the plug is an exterior wall?
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GoodFellaz wrote: you have a window beside it, its highly not recommended to put a window in your shower.
By who? TONNES of windows in showers. Pretty standard in a house of a certain age.
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Thanks everyone.
I could push the wall closer to the window, but then the window wouldn't be centered along the wall anymore.

I've attached the current floor plan.

I was planning on using a waterproof membrane around the window frame, then using a tile threshold, angled to direct water into the shower.
For the floor, I've just just the black rubber, and create a concrete slope towards a trough drain. What materials should I be using?
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Gee wrote: Voyeur?
Not me man. I just get called in to replace the old drafty ones with a new one. Usually a new frosted one.

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