I desperately need to replace the (at least 10 years) old shower base
in my basement (see photo with measurements at:
Due to serious and very strict space constraints, it *must*
neo-angle 36"x36" model. So far, this requirement is not posing a
problem since there are many manufacturers who have those in their
However, the *drain location*
proved to be a HUGE problem: After
spending a lot of time in local hardware stores (including Home Depot
and ACE Hardware), I discovered to my horror that they are not able to
sell me such a 36" unit with a drain location identical to the one I
have (8" from each side). :-(
I then started searching and researching the Internet. I found quite a
few manufacturers that produce 36" neo-angle units, but it seems that
the common drain location nowadays is about 12", not 8". :-(
A list of the manufacturers/brands I found so far is listed at the
bottom of this page: http://linuxlover.50megs.com/photo2.html
I am having hard time to believe (wishful thinking?) that I am stuck
in this project, unable to find a replacement unit. After all, whoever
installed this did not order a custom-made shower base. This shower
base seems to have been standard 10-15 years ago.
While visiting those stores, I was given suggestions such as
power-hammering the concrete floor to change the location of the drain
or installing a "standard" 36" shower base on a raised platform (thus
allowing to fit an elbowed pipe to the existing drain location) - but
these solutions are highly undesirable.
Is there anyone out there who have seen such a "weird" unit? Know
where I can purchase one? Know someone who can help find one?
If so, I would forever be grateful for eternity.
Thank you very much!
P.S. I am actually looking for an entire shower kit (plastic walls,
glass sides and door, etc.) but I believe this is not a big issue.