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Window in a tub/shower?!

We are renting a house that has a tub with the shower kit installed. We are technically able to shower as it has the shower head and holder above, except the surrounding walls are not water proof and there is a window along the side. The house was built in the early 1900s and have the real wood big windows. Im working with the company to figure out the easiest, cheapest way to turn this into a place we can truly shower without ruining the walls or window. Is there a temporary fix/super cheap way to find some waterproof panels that can be nailed up around the window? Then we could figure out a way to cover the window (like a shower curtain on both sides of the shower) while we shower.
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Posted 2013-01-19T22:33:32+0000  by MrsObie MrsObie
 

If you attach an FRP board (polyester resin) directly to the wall with adhesive and seal all joints with silicone you will be protected. 

 

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1v/R-100389836/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=shower+panels&storeId=10051#.UP1d5h37LDk

 

The panels come in 4x8 sheets and can be easily cut. 

 

You may want to consider a surround shower curtain rod instead.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100033097/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=shower+curtain&storeId=10051#.UP1e-B37LDk

 

This will allow you to take it with you if you if you change locations.

Posted 2013-01-21T15:32:51+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL
For the FRP board, im assuming we would have to take attach it to the sheetrock? Or is it something we could just adhere to whats already up?
Posted 2013-01-21T15:41:54+0000  by MrsObie

Re-thinking your situation:  Maybe it is less intrusive way is to build a removable base for the panels to attach to.

 

Attach a frame made out of thin 1x2 wood boards directly to the wall (that way when they are removed you will only have to patch tiny holes). Then simply nail the FRP panels to the wood strips on the wall and seal all joints with silicone.

 

Gluing to the wall with FRP adhesive is also fine - but will be more permanent.

Posted 2013-01-21T16:06:44+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL
 
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