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Old 01-24-2006, 10:25 AM   #21
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Pretty easy with a concrete tile roof. Remove some tiles, cut the hole, drop the fan in, flash and seal, put the tiles back on.

That $400 thing is still a little bit high for me. For $65 I can get an electric gable fan with an integral thermostat. Might take a while for that to use up $335 in electricity, and I dont have to cut the roof.
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Re: Totally Enclosed Shower
Old 01-24-2006, 10:27 AM   #22
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This has come up before, but we have something similar to this:


The shower area is in the foreground, soaker tub behind it, drain in the floor.* I.e., the whole room is a shower/bath.* Great for washing dogs, too.* With a ceiling-mounted hot air heater/dehumidifier for protection against wienie shrinkage in winter,and against mold year-round.

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Interesting!! *Is that a full size tub? *Also, what problems do you have with the window? *It looks like it would catch water and grow mold. * What are the dimensions of the whole room?
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Re: Totally Enclosed Shower

And why is there a giant roll of wet TP in the middle of the floor?
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Also, what problems do you have with the window? It looks like it would catch water and grow mold.
We have a jalousie window instead of the sliding window shown in the picture, so there is no groove to catch water, but if it did threaten to become a problem, there is always the dehumidifier I mentioned. It can dry out the whole shower room very quickly.

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About 6'x7' (1.8 m x 2.25 m)

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How would you propose to keep it dry?

Actually, it is a plastic stool for sitting on while washing, in case you prefer (or need) to do it that way.

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I keep a hand-sized towel handy, and dry the window sill after each shower, particularly since I just replace the tile, and killed some termites, in same said area...
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Actually, it is a plastic stool for sitting on while washing, in case you prefer (or need) to do it that way.
Then why was it made to look like a huge roll of wet TP?

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Actually, it is a plastic stool for sitting on while washing, in case you prefer (or need) to do it that way.
Then why was it made to look like a huge roll of wet TP?
Because if it looked like a frightened porcupine, nobody would want to sit on it?

Ok, the top is slightly indented, to gently cup your buttocks and help keep you from sliding off (soapy buttocks, as you know, can be slippery). Then, to prevent the depression on top from filling up with water, there is a hole in the middle of it; this hole also provides a handy grip when moving the stool around. The outer shape is determined roughly by the outer imprint of what is going to be sitting on it. So, you get a somewhat squashed cylinder with a hole in the middle. Add a little fevered imagination, and voila.

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Thought I'd tell you of my solution: We added a simple curtain over the top of the shower. It works great! It gets nice and warm in the shower itself, even if the room is 60 degrees. The moisture stays in the shower (What happens in the shower, stays in the shower!), so there's no fogging of the mirror. Also, towels dry faster in the room. No problems with mold yet.

It only cost about $8 with the PVC pipe and curtain. The only disadvantage is that it looks a little trailer-trashy.
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This is our shower. It is about as close as you can come to fully enclosed. When you shower, it gets real steamy! I mean you cough sometimes in the winter. We open the door after the shower and so far no mold build up. There is also a window in the shower, but we keep it closed.
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I like the viewing : window next to the bathroom hallway.
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The only disadvantage is that it looks a little trailer-trashy.
That's ok, JG's not here to look.
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