Tradition Shower for a historical Vancouver home
Freddie here is a peak at a curbless shower we wrapped up in September. I had not had a chance to go see it finished until just yesterday.
The designer wanted a linear drain on this job and I talked her and the homeowner out of it. Some times a regular drain works best.
This drain is a Sioux Chief and purchased online at Noble Company's Online store. I had three shipped out to me and have not been able to keep stock of these pretty point drains.
The entire bathroom is a wet room - if the toilet overflows or sink shutoffs go the bathroom will drain. This client is in the Tile industry and was thrilled with the end result. Who would not want to walk into a white marble shower every day. We did test the tile and after a soak test found the tile to be of good quality. Always soak test your natural stone tile....
On this job I sent down one of my best setters and my apprentice and I did all the prep work. Just getting this shower ready for tile took over three weeks. The floor is heated completely and the only thing we where not allowed to do was have a second towel warmer outside the shower entrance. The electrical inspector shut down that design element and would not allow it.
The home is so historic and one of Vancouver's Historical Homes on the West Side.
Electrical Switch locations for a curbless shower build
Jim your electrical code is much less strict state side. This job got failed in planning by the electrical inspector. I had to go down to city hall and push some buttons if you know what I mean. In the end the electrical inspector had though that there would be no glass panel and was worried about switches being to close to the over spray. We showed him a three d drawing and insured him at final inspection this was not the case.
Originally Posted by jadnashua
I've noticed that many photo's online show switch locations near shower entrances and tubs. Is this common practice in the US. Seams so wreckless to me.