I drew a diagram. You see, I might be good with words here, but put me in front of a stranger, or even a friend, anyone that is not related to me by blood or marriage, and I start to sweat, my heart starts pounding, I make too many jokes, and my point is far lost.
(Working from home is the ideal situation for someone like me, but it does nothing to improve this condition.)
We will be ordering fixtures for our bathtub soon, so I am posting this diagram here to show to the plumbing folks (hi plumbing folks!).
We will be ordering a shower assembly — a nice one, good quality — so that we no longer have to take showers in my tiny office bathroom off the back porch. (Brrr.)
Notes and questions to consider:
1) The bathtub is far from the walls (side of tub is approx 20 inches from wall). The faucets are in the center of the room. We will not be able to attach the riser to the wall. The riser must be attached to the shower ring, which needs to be supported by ceiling supports only.
(Proof that I sometimes have difficulty with words over the phone — I was asked by a plumbing company if I could turn the bathtub around so that the faucets were near the wall. Uhhhh… what? I better draw a picture.)
2) The room has a sloped ceiling on the other side of the tub (non-faucet side). The angle of the ceiling is such that a 58″ oval shower ring will not fit at 60″ high. We don’t particularly want a round shower ring because we think it would feel too small — can the oval rings be cut to a custom size?
3) Do you think we need new waste, overflow, or supply lines? Our supply lines bring hot water to the right faucet and cold water to the left faucet. We can switch the handles, right? Will our children be forever damaged by reversed handles?
Updated March 19 to add this photo of the faucets and drain.