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    I need to replace my standard 36 x 36 shower receptor. What in the heck is the difference between a single threshold and double threshold shower pan? And why would I want one vs the other?

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    If you place it in a corner, you may have glass on two sides. Place it in a wall, and you'll only have one side open. I think they are referring to which sides have a curb...the remaining sides are designed to be either tiled or to have their panels installed.

    Some people love receptors, but a well done tiled shower doesn't have to be a maintenance nightmare. Check out www.johnbridge.com and www.schluter.com for some ideas.
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    Thanks Jim. The shower pan is a 3 wall installation. Could be you are right - but then it seems like I'd see something called a triple threshold (though I realize that is kind of a strange thing to imagine...a shower against a wall with glass on three sides... hmmm.

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    They probably make them that way. Typically, in a built shower, they call that part a curb, but threshold works, too. Think of it like a doorway. That doorway can be closed by a panel, or a curtain. The threshold is finished, while the other sides are designed to be covered up and typicall, in a wall.
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    Do you have any idea how many three threshold showers they would sell, and what the per unit mold/setup/design costs would be when divided between those three or four they would sell?

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