Category: Environmental Adaptations

Roll In Shower In Existing Tub Space.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Provides waterproof pan on floor with minimal lip to impede wheelchair or person walking. Modification procedure: 1) Remove existing bathtub. 2) Paint floor with a concrete adhesive. 3) Form wire cloth frame on floor and 4 inches up on side walls and attach to threshold. 4) Form studwall (36 inches) and 1 by 6 inch maple threshold 36 inches wide at the door. 5) Pour concrete patch base over wire cloth, shaping it for form and drainage considerations (4 inches up wall and across threshold). 6) Cover base with 1/4 inch coat of waterproof mortar and 4 inches up walls plus threshold. 7) Tile and grout walls, floor and threshold. 8) Mount wrap around (corner) grab bars and stainless folding seat at rear. SKILLS REQUIRED: Masonry, woodworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Employment of Handicapped People. REF: Book: Vocational Studies Dept., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI: pp 230-231. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2479. 1983.


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