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Old 05-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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This if for my own home thank goodness. If it was a client I would have addressed this sooner.

I recently gave my master bath a facelift. New bath and floor tile, cabs, fixtures, etc. (Kept the CI tub since it was in great shape)

When I was doing demo, there were those little triangular splash guards and TONS of caulk around them as well as up the old tile wall. Now I know why.

Anyway, I keep getting a puddle after using the shower on the shower head side of the wall, near the tub. Upon further investigation, the tub edges all slant towards the outside so the water sheds OUT of the tub. (All 4 corners and yes it's perfectly level) I checked my other tub and found the same thing. Stupid design, but it's too late to replace the tub.

I've installed those little splash guards again, but the water just runs around those and on to the floor still.

I am fairly sure that the only fix is a glass door system, but I wanted to see if any of you know of a "miracle cure" before I buy a $400 door.

I've also looked at those larger versions of the little splash guards and they are....well....gaudy.

I pretty much already know I have to do a door, but wanted to see if any of you have run into this before and found an alternate solution.

Thanks!!!
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Never done one....but want to. You could get a fixed glass panel. Probably save you $200. Order fom local glass shop and hinges from CRLaurance
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Never done one....but want to. You could get a fixed glass panel. Probably save you $200. Order fom local glass shop and hinges from CRLaurance
I would think that the water would do the same thing just further down the line.

You just need something to redirect the water.

How about this splash guard.

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I would think that the water would do the same thing just further down the line.

You just need something to redirect the water.

How about this splash guard.

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Friggin awesome Rob! That might actually take care of it. For ten bucks or so I'm going to give it a shot.

THANKS for finding that!
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And get the curtain liner with suction cups to hold it against the surround.
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And get the curtain liner with suction cups to hold it against the surround.
Or one with Magnets.

Also Glazers sell T Mouldings made from clear plastic. They might work as a deflector.

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Problem solved (for now). I ordered the splash guards that Rob recommended above and they completely corrected the problem.

I don't know how long they will last or stay in place after the silicone weakens but for now I'm happy with the solution.

It really wasn't overspray per se, it was water dropping down to the tub rim and finding it's way out because all sides slope to the OUTSIDE!
(I wish I could find a brand name on the tub, but I can't find one)

I should have replaced the tub due to this flaw, but I didn't know about it until the job was done and it's too late now. I'm just glad it's my own place.

This could serve as a warning though to those who do a lot of bathrooms because these tubs are obviously out there.

Look for EXCESSIVE caulk and splash guards around the edges of the tub, then throw a torpedo level on the edges. It might save you headaches down the road. What a stupid tub design.
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Eureka, I found the brand name. It's a Briggs.

I did a quick google search and found this so I guess I'm not the only one in the world that noticed the problem.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...hp/t-1674.html

Sorry for the link to a competing forum, but that's where I found it.
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I will keep an eye out for that brand. Never ever had a tub do that but if it did after it was installed that would be a big problem. Customer would not be happy.

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