Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 298
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Slewfoot Good Value
Easy to assemble; with the construction video it made it much more simpler.
This unit sim]ply replaced an older unit of similar design.
August 2, 2016
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jaye Missing Parts
Finally doing demolition on the basement. Had the shower sent to my local Home Depot for pick up. We opened the box and found the entire drain assembly missing. Upon returning to Home Depot they called the manufacturer and they were very polite, but the drain assembly can take up to two weeks to receive.
August 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BR549 It's a shower!
It's a good shower for the price. Everything is plastic.Plenty room, but may need to make shower head higher than shower wall allows. I like it!
September 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mhite33 It does the job!
Installed in a old farm house used as a hunting cabin. Inexpensive and small, but this was perfect for this application. Easy to assemble and mount. A bit flimsy, but no problem with small door openings and bathroom. Can't beat the price.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nellia Perfect for my needs
Wanted a place to wash things in my basement. Setting this up with hand held shower made it so that I have an area to wash clothes, glasses or people with minor adjustments so it is better than a utility sink or a wash tub
August 30, 2016