Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 274
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TomYoung Installed in Garage Conversion Bathroom
I am 90% finished with installation of this shower stall and felt it would be a good time to write my review. I have been able to use the shower twice already and will update my review in a few weeks should anything change. It’s important to understand that reading these reviews are really not going to make a whole lot of sense until you actually attempted to install this shower. The issues folks have ran into and the obstacles that you will run into really can’t be appreciated until you actually experience it. I put this shower together myself and it took about 2 hours for me to get it together. Looking back it would have been a lot easier if I had help but at the time I wanted to put it together I was alone. Overall the shower stall is a good buy if it meets your specific need like I had. I needed a quick, cost effective way to get a shower in a garage conversion and for that it is perfect. Here is a brief summary of my experience.
Shipping: The stall was delivered in just a few days after I ordered it and with the tracking info I knew when to expect it. To my surprise the box it came in was much smaller and lighter than I expected. When I got home from work and saw it sitting on my lawn I said $50 bucks to ship this is crazy. I picked the box up with one hand and carried it inside. I could have easily picked it up from home depot and stuck it in my Honda Civic and pay no shipping. All the parts were there and nothing was damaged.
Snapping together the walls was a bit tricky. The instructions are worthless so I strongly recommend you watch the short install video a few times before and during the install. Once you have watched it you can pretty much wing the installation by just looking at the parts.
The screws that came with the stall to fasten it to the base are worthless and expect to use some other screws that can actually screw through the plastic.
The shower head and faucet are made of very cheap plastic and you MUST use the plumping tape when connecting or it WILL leak.
My friend who is a contractor came over a few days after I put the stall together and connected the drain and utility pump I needed to use. That part of the install was pretty standard and shouldn’t be different than any other shower base.
Once the base is connected to the drain sitting the stall on the base and having it lock into place was extremely frustrating. There were a few times where I didn’t think it was possible and wanted to throw the entire stall I the garbage. The issue is when you get one side locked in the other pops out and then repeat. Ultimately I was successful and I think screwing the stall to the base once I got it snapped in was a huge help.
Once the shower was all together it actually worked really well. It was sturdy, strong, and even the cheap shower head had great water flow.
I connected the drain to a pump because I didn’t have a drain low enough to access and it works perfectly pumping out the water. My next step is to caulk the edges of the baser to ensure a complete seal. That looks to be the easy part and I believe this shower is not going to leak at all. In fact the two times I used it looked around to makes sure there was no water leaking out. If you are installing this stall where it is not free standing and plan to build a wall around it I recommend that you don’t put the drywall up until after you have used it a few times and feel 100% confident you are not going to get leaks. I don’t plan on putting up the dry wall until I get some other things done in this bath room and will update my review.
Overall I am pleased with the product and would recommend. That being said the past few days while I was dealing with putting it together and installing I would have had a different recommendation
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrT Nice for my needs.
I installed this in an off-grid bathhouse along with a propane instant water heater (Triton 10L). The stall goes together pretty easy. The shower curtain is way cheap and I replaced it with a good heavy duty variety. I did not use the water valve provided but it looked pretty cheap too. All in all I thought the stall to be very adequate for my needs, reasonably good design and construction, easy to install and an excellent value. I should mention too that I got all my bathhouse materials at Home Depot. Worked out great!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rgaustin Worked Well For Me
I bought and installed this in an existing bathroom in a modular office building that we use occasionally on a farm. It is a light weight unit which makes it easy for adding a shower to a new location. Since this is a light weight unit, it may not hold up well to hard everyday use like in a rental property. The bathroom was handicapped accessible which left a large opening between the toilet and sink, so I put the shower into the existing space.
The shower goes together pretty quickly, its flimsy until you get the middle brace and top on, and with the whole thing assembled its reasonably stiff and easy for one person to maneuver into place. The installation was pretty easy with just me and my wife involved. I'm an experienced DIY type, my wife is not. The provided fixture is pretty cheap, but works fine for my purposes, I would upgrade and buy your own if you are going to use this shower everyday. The fittings for the controls, head, and drain are all standard and easy to hook up if you have basic plumbing know how. My installation has a crawl space so I just had to cut the 5.5" hole for the drain and I ran the supply plumbing inside the wall behind the shower.
The instructions say to caulk the pan before inserting the walls, which I did, but I really don't see the point since this just gets caulk all over the pan and you try to wiggle all the walls into place, I would just caulk everything after assembly, if you caulk at all, caulk isn't necessary to keep it leak tight it may just cut down on mold in the cracks etc. The wall that you mount the shower head through is thin so if you are using a heavier shower head you may want to glue or screw a backer board on this area, the supplied lightweight head will be no problem. The supplied shower curtain is made of the thinnest plastic currently known to mankind, so you may want to upgrade.
I am very satisfied with this purchase, for sub $200 I put up a fully functional 1 person shower in about 3.5 hours, 2.75hrs of which was routing the supply and drain plumbing, it only took us about 45 minutes to put the shower together taking our time and going step by step with the instructions.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Dandy shower stall!!
This was a fine addition to our cabin. It took some tinkering to put the 2 side walls together, but overall it was find.
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by punky The shower in a box
We had a little trouble putting the shower together, until two of us worked on it. Definitely not a one person job. It is a sturdy product, with all you need for a completely enjoyable shower. It is surprising how we could put together a complete shower in a matter of hours, and use it right away.
We shopped for other showers. Most were so expensive. After going online, I found this one. The cost of the complete shower, base, and all the rest, including the faucet, and a shower curtain, and hooks, was so much less than the others we looked at.
Even if you have never tried a project like this, you will be able to figure it out, without any problems. Important...be sure to check for all the parts being there, before starting the project. We suggest this, as we have tried other projects like this, before. For us, it was fun. We are elderly, and if we can do it, anyone can do this.
July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TRG 32 IN X 32 IN X 75 IN SHOWER STALL WITH STANDARD BASE IN WHITE
The shower stall is cheap but it works fine. It is a two person job to assemble, one person cannot do the assembly without difficulty. The factory alignment holes do NOT line up either. I was shorted on the stainless steel screws and had to purchase more and longer screws and drill my own holes. It is almost impossible for one person to assemble as it is extremely flexible. It also needs chalking to seal around the panels, especially, around the base; which is NOT very tall. I wouldn't recommend this shower to anyone unless they have a helper. All in all, it is okay. Plan to spend all day long assembling even with two people.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Shower Stall
I was extremely impressed overall with this shower. I installed it in a cabin I've built for permanent use as the only means of showering. I was looking for a cheap and simple shower for indoors. Nothing fancy and this is just that. It's a little flimsy and you can put it together yourself but it's easier with someone else to help hold things. The instruction video helped. For the price compared to other stalls this is hands down the best deal as long as you're sure it meets your application. If you have kids misplaying in it or somehow fall over I can see it getting damaged. I've secured mine to 2 of the sidewalls with screws at the top that helped tremendously. Or at least put my mind at ease with the kids using it. Plenty of room for a 6' 3" man to take a shower in.
My one and only complaint is the hardware sent with it. The screw heads strip out very easily just hand tightening them. Maybe they're a certain type to resist moisture I'm not sure but they sure are weak.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Great product. Great price!
Easy to install. Had to build platform for it to sit on as plumbing wasn't in the floor. Installed in a camper that my wife and I have used daily for over a month now. No problems at all. Great product!!
July 17, 2016