shower in ensuite

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Okay, I know all the theory about wiping down everything after a shower but just wondering if anyone has put up any kind of shower curtain arrangement in the ensuite to try and "contain" the water flow a bit? Surely it wouldn't be that hard to do. Angie
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:08

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:08
Hey Anthony, I hope thats RECYCLED 'boat deck quality' TEAK you are endeavouring to buy!!! (Rainforest timber you know ) Pine would work just as well (stained teak if you want the look) We use a pine one every day John made with brass screws and rubber feet - two bits of pine timber as a base and pine slats screwed on top- sanded and oiled - works a treat... Cheers Helen
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:09

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:09
I really cannot see the point of having a shower curtain. It reduces the swinging room in the cubical for a start. The solid wall of the shower and around the toilet is easy to wipe down. If you have a curtain then that has to hang down wet or you have to spend time trying to wipe it dry, which would be a real pain compared to a solid wall. If left wet then the floor will get wet again after movement causes the water to drain off it. When moving off the water in the head of the shower always manages to drip onto the floor anyway, so it will require a quick wipe before entering again. As for draining, because drain is at the rear, it is important to have front of van just slightly higher than rear so that water will not pool under the toilet cassette. I don't find a slight sideways slope too much of a problem. We use a fairly absorbent cloth and you can easily push most of the water over to the drain hole and the rest is just rung out down the sink. After all Angie, you have got to have something to do to fill in your day. Brian
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Reply By: Paul and Barb - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:10

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:10
Anthony, I made a bathroom "Mat" out of cedar about 15 years ago and we still have it. I drilled all the pieces (long bits and spacers) and assembled them with long pieces of dowell and waterproof glue and clamped the lot until the glue had set. Paul
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:11

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:11
Brian said: "After all Angie, you have got to have something to do to fill in your day" Angie said: But Ivan doesn't want to spend it doing housework!! LOL. 120 sleeps to go.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:12

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:12
Angie, Ivan doesn't have to worry about house work any more, all he will have to worry about is van work and he thought he married you for better of for worse, and he has selected the better and nominated you to do the van work. Doesn't seem that long ago when it was 300 plus days to go. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:13

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:13
Paul, I was going for teak because of its ruggedness in a wet environment never thought of cedar ..... Did the cedar give up some tannin when wet and stain the floor ??? Did you seal it with clearcoat or timber oil before using ??? Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:14

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:14
Brian, I can see that I am going to have to keep you and Ivan separated if you are going to put silly ideas in his head like he doesn't have to do "vanwork". LOL. Angie 118 days to go
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:15

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:15
Angie, doesn't "van work" have to be divided into "blue chores" and "pink chores" ? I thought if it is heavy, dirty, and ugly it is Ivan job ; if it is light, relatively clean, and nice in appearance it is Angie's job !? tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:16

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:16
See Brian, Jay has the right attitude about vanwork. LOL. Angie
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Reply By: Paul and Barb - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:17

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:17
Anthony, I don't remember any tannin staining from the cedar, I did not apply any type of coating at all and the mat has now faded to a much lighter color. Paul
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:18

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:18
Those considering putting a wooden mat on their shower base, don't forget that every bump you hit the wood will move and wood moving on fibreglass will eventually cause damage to the fibreglass water proofing of the shower. We are leaving ours exactly the way BTi built it, as we find it very easy to keep clean with just a wipe over after our daily showers. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:19

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:19
Brian, Dont worry about bumps with my rig and timber bath mat as Cindy fills in the holes before I drive over them !!! The present at the end there is her new shovel .... she wore the last one out !!! Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:20

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:20
Anthony, You are so very bad you are so very good! tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:21

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:21
Anthony, you will need lots of if Cindy reads this. Have you changed computers or does MSN now let you use them? For those that are interested, in Caravan & Motorhome, May edition, the van that "Merlin built for himself" has a photo of ensuite, and in that they have a rubber mat on the floor. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:22

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 06:22
Brian, My PC has always been IBM compat. I just never bothered with the emoticons most times ! Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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