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    Default 48x48 Shower Receptor Needed

    Anyone know of a 48x48 shower receptor? The only one I can find is Kohler Memoirs. Opinions?

    Looked into Kerdi. But I don't want to tile the receptor - just the walls.

    Help appreciated.

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    Why would any manufacturer make one, since you might be the only person who would need one for the next five years or so?

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    Not sure what you mean.

    I want a big shower. Is that too big?

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    Do you mean an acrilic/fiberglass shower base?

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    no preference. I just want something nice and spacious. If there's another 'standard' for largeness that is more widely available, please advise.
    -p

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    If your looknig for a base try Aqua Glass they have a 60X36 which is just a little smaller.
    Last edited by Cass; 03-30-2006 at 08:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prashster
    Not sure what you mean.

    I want a big shower. Is that too big?
    For you, probably not, but I have never heard of anyone else wanting a premade base that size. So if any company made one, their potential customer base might be just one, namely you, and that would not be enough demand to produce it economically. Although with engineering and tool up costs, they might be able to make one for about $50,000.

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    Kerdi and Kohler make ones that are similarly priced to their smaller base cousins, so I guess it's not that 'weird'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prashster
    Kerdi and Kohler make ones that are similarly priced to their smaller base cousins, so I guess it's not that 'weird'.
    Once the engineering and production issues are taken care of, then they can be produced economically. But, those costs have to be spread across the total assumed production demand, which for a base that size is very small. If you notice, that, and one other, are about the only "square" ones that are not 34" or 36" deep.
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    How do you like the Kerdi Shower system? Yeah, I know, HJ. You're gonna say, "Go read John Bridge". I did. Want to know YOUR opinions on it, though.

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    Default 48" x 48" Shower Receptor from Jacuzzi

    I just bought one of these a few months ago. Try doing a Google search. Here's a link to one of the results:

    http://www4.shopping.com/xPC-Jacuzzi...ower_Base_S364

    Good luck,

    Rob

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    Thanks, Rob. I think I'm gonna do the whole thing in Kerdi, though. Looks doable and that'll give me ultimate flexibility.

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