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Basement Shower Stall

Basement Shower Stall

ProsCleans EasyDurableConsFlimsyBest UsesSmall BathroomComments about Mustee® Durastall Shower Stall :This is an excellent shower stall for the money. It does not leak, is easy to install, and easy to hook up. What more can you ask for? You get what you pay for and in this case it is a shower stall that works. I installed one in my barn for when guests come around, and I am buying my second to install in a trailer. You can not beat it for the money. I would strongly recommend the hard door option with this shower stall.Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)Was this review helpful? Yes / No – You may also flag this review
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Basement Shower Stall

Comments about Mustee® Durastall Shower Stall :This is an excellent shower stall for the money. It does not leak, is easy to install, and easy to hook up. What more can you ask for? You get what you pay for and in this case it is a shower stall that works. I installed one in my barn for when guests come around, and I am buying my second to install in a trailer. You can not beat it for the money. I would strongly recommend the hard door option with this shower stall.
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Basement Shower Stall

This is an excellent shower stall for the money. It does not leak, is easy to install, and easy to hook up. What more can you ask for? You get what you pay for and in this case it is a shower stall that works. I installed one in my barn for when guests come around, and I am buying my second to install in a trailer. You can not beat it for the money. I would strongly recommend the hard door option with this shower stall.
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Basement Shower Stall

Comments about Mustee® Durastall Shower Stall :I’ve installed so many of these that I lost count. I’m a retired plumber and I’ve installed this unit in homes and businesses all the way back to the early 1980’s. Most are still in use today. This is a good choice if you’re on a budget. Yes, it may seem flimsy when it is all in pieces but once assembled the parts work together to create a sturdy shower stall. It cvomes with a nice hand rail all the way around also. I’ve put these stalls in many bathrooms I’ve added to basements. I’ve put them in bedrooms, auto shops, dog groomers, and many other locations. It’s simple to assemble. Just make sure you install the base correctly first. If you don’t the holes won’t line up for the walls. All in all this is a nice budget shower stall that functions well and looks presentable. A door kit is available for it also.Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)Was this review helpful? Yes / No – You may also flag this review
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Basement Shower Stall

Comments about Mustee® Durastall Shower Stall :I’ve installed so many of these that I lost count. I’m a retired plumber and I’ve installed this unit in homes and businesses all the way back to the early 1980’s. Most are still in use today. This is a good choice if you’re on a budget. Yes, it may seem flimsy when it is all in pieces but once assembled the parts work together to create a sturdy shower stall. It cvomes with a nice hand rail all the way around also. I’ve put these stalls in many bathrooms I’ve added to basements. I’ve put them in bedrooms, auto shops, dog groomers, and many other locations. It’s simple to assemble. Just make sure you install the base correctly first. If you don’t the holes won’t line up for the walls. All in all this is a nice budget shower stall that functions well and looks presentable. A door kit is available for it also.
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Basement Shower Stall

Basement ceilings are typically lower than other ceilings in the house, and when you add an elevated shower, you'll further reduce headroom in the shower stall. Consider the location when installing a basement shower that will depend on an up-flush system. Generally, it’s better to keep plumbing fixtures in close proximity. The farther away the shower is from the collection tank, the higher the floor of the shower must be to allow for adequate drainage.
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Basement Shower Stall

If the contractor made provisions for adding a bathroom in the basement during the construction of your home, you’ll find plumbing stub-outs in the floor of the basement that will accommodate a shower, sink or commode. In a home where the main drain is above the basement floor level, or in a basement without drainage provisions, you can still add a shower. You’ll need to install an up-flush system, however, to pump the water from the shower into your home's main drain.
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Basement Shower Stall

After you frame the shower walls to fit the shower bay, lay the bay on its back and install the drain. Use a special leakproof drain assembly called the No-Caulk Shower Drain. It’s available at home centers and plumbing supply houses. Although these drain baskets are available in plastic, I’d opt for the brass one. Follow these steps to attach the shower to the drain: Roll out a coil (about the diameter of a pencil) of plumber’s putty (available at all hardware stores) and wrap it under the drain basket flange. Hold the drain basket in position in the shower bay drain hole, slide on the washers, and then thread on and hand-tighten the exterior setting ring. Tighten the ring with a large slip-joint pliers until it’s firmly in place. You shouldn’t be able to move the shower basket by hand. The plumber’s putty will squeeze out. Lower the shower bay and basket assembly over the drainpipe. Mark the pipe about 3/4 in. below the drain basket flange. Lift the shower bay out of the way and cut the drainpipe to length. A hacksaw works well. Make sure to cut the pipe square, not angled. Set the shower bay and basket assembly back over the pipe. Slide the caulking gasket over the pipe and push it all the way down so it sits against the lip at the bottom of the drain basket. You may have to tap this gasket into place with a hammer and a thin piece of wood. Thread on the caulking nut and firmly tighten to compress the caulking gasket and seal the pipe. Use the slotted bar tool that comes with the drain assembly. Stick the flat blade of a screwdriver into the bar’s slot and firmly hand-tighten. Snap on the perforated drain cover (not shown).
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To allow adequate drainage from the shower to an up-flush system, the shower must be elevated. The standard slope required on a water drainage pipe is 1/4 inch per linear foot of pipe. Creating room for the drain slope, as well as for a P-trap installed in the drain line beneath the shower, necessitates using an elevated shower base. This will result in the need to step up about 6 inches to enter the shower stall. You can purchase an elevated shower base or frame one from treated lumber.
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I’ve installed so many of these that I lost count. I’m a retired plumber and I’ve installed this unit in homes and businesses all the way back to the early 1980’s. Most are still in use today. This is a good choice if you’re on a budget. Yes, it may seem flimsy when it is all in pieces but once assembled the parts work together to create a sturdy shower stall. It cvomes with a nice hand rail all the way around also. I’ve put these stalls in many bathrooms I’ve added to basements. I’ve put them in bedrooms, auto shops, dog groomers, and many other locations. It’s simple to assemble. Just make sure you install the base correctly first. If you don’t the holes won’t line up for the walls. All in all this is a nice budget shower stall that functions well and looks presentable. A door kit is available for it also.
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Installing a basement shower often comes with the same strings attached as the installation of any basement plumbing, meaning that it often requires the uprooting of concrete. However, if a home was built with the main drain above the basement level, then the installation of a shower will require different steps.
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ProsConsFlimsyBest UsesComments about Mustee® Durastall Shower Stall :Bought this to use while I remodeled my bathroom. Installed it in basement. Ok for the price but rather flimsy. The instructions were not very clear. One of the bolts that hold handrail broke while tightening. The shower curtain that comes with it is like tissue paper, plan on replacing it.Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friendWas this review helpful? Yes / No – You may also flag this review
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Comments about Mustee® Durastall Shower Stall :It took me roughly 4 hours to assemble and install this shower unit alone. It did take a little outside the box thinking to snap the sides and back together alone, took about half an hour to figure out a way, but once I came up with a method it was bing bing bing done.

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