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    I'm planning on putting a lift in the tub which will also be used as a shower chair, it will have a backrest. Now I'll just figure out whether I'm going to put glass or a shower curtain that goes all the around on the back wall. It's a six foot tub and is a jetted whirlpool type with a inline heater. I think I need to get a little creative. The shower head and the control is at the other end of the tub and not shown, it will mainly be used as a shower. I suppose I could run a curved rod for the shower curtain that bends and attaches to the front wall and the side wall? As long as I caught the mounts in wall studs it should be ok. Any other ideas anyone?
    Last edited by Curt Leatherbee; 04-05-2013, 02:49 AM.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

  • #2
    Heres a pic of the lift I plan on using, the flaps fold across when up making for a easy transfer.
    Last edited by Curt Leatherbee; 04-05-2013, 02:46 AM.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    • #3
      The dual sinks in the bath are roll under with drawers in the middle.
      "Life is about how you
      respond to not only the
      challenges you're dealt but
      the challenges you seek...If
      you have no goals, no
      mountains to climb, your
      soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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      • #4
        Heres how the living room and kitchen area will look when the house is done.
        "Life is about how you
        respond to not only the
        challenges you're dealt but
        the challenges you seek...If
        you have no goals, no
        mountains to climb, your
        soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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        • #5
          Picture of how the house will look from the outside when done. It's called the Dunwoody model, beautiful home.
          "Life is about how you
          respond to not only the
          challenges you're dealt but
          the challenges you seek...If
          you have no goals, no
          mountains to climb, your
          soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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          • #6
            When can I move in? LOL

            You will absolutely LOVE having the choice of bath or shower. Although ~ attached only with suction cups, my lift moved on me and went over 45° tipping me out on Wednesday night as I was getting ready for night shift - those flaps stopped me from hitting the bottom of the tub and I was able to shimmy up to the tub's edge and recover back to my chair.

            I learned a lesson - ALWAYS have a phone nearby no matter how many times I've done the transfer AND ALWAYS hook the electronic part of the lift up - even if I plan on a shower. Worse case scenario if I get wedged with the lift and myself in the tub, I can put the water on and fill it - we both become weightless and I could re-arrange both the lift and myself, then raise it. I would also save myself the embarrassment of calling first responders to a naked 40yr old woman with breasts that belong in a South American tribe! lol

            It's the first time for me depending upon technology or electronics (handicrap) ... but with aging, this compromise has to come in, unfortunately. I'm lucky I had a choice for so long.

            Looks great Curt - I'm jealous! My kitchen is probably the size of your walk-in closet (I have one of those too in my condo but it's probably the size of your foyer coat closet). lol!

            The only difference I would make is that tub's edge to be wide enough (stable enough for someone with balance issues) to sit on for whatever reason since there's falling potential there. I wish I had glass instead of a curtain - easier to clean and I always have to get an AB to change out my shower curtain. Plus, my ex was one for pulling back the curtain endlessly to either act funny, talk or whatever while he brushed his teeth ... with glass, you can flip the bird - end of convo. LOL!

            I hope you find someone to share that beautiful home with - you so deserve it Curt.

            P.S. I want a whirpool bath!!!!
            Last edited by lynnifer; 04-05-2013, 03:09 AM.
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            • #7
              Wow! It's gorgeous, Curt!
              Incomplete, SCI, T1-T8, w/ Arachnoid Cyst. Bilateral shoulder surgeries, 2 on the left, 3 on the right, right forearm surgery for a crushed radial nerve.

              "We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right."
              — Marianne Williamson

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              • #8
                Whats a good lift for the tub? I would love to take a bath but not sure if I would ever get out again LOL

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                  When can I move in? LOL

                  You will absolutely LOVE having the choice of bath or shower. Although ~ attached only with suction cups, my lift moved on me and went over 45° tipping me out on Wednesday night as I was getting ready for night shift - those flaps stopped me from hitting the bottom of the tub and I was able to shimmy up to the tub's edge and recover back to my chair.

                  I learned a lesson - ALWAYS have a phone nearby no matter how many times I've done the transfer AND ALWAYS hook the electronic part of the lift up - even if I plan on a shower. Worse case scenario if I get wedged with the lift and myself in the tub, I can put the water on and fill it - we both become weightless and I could re-arrange both the lift and myself, then raise it. I would also save myself the embarrassment of calling first responders to a naked 40yr old woman with breasts that belong in a South American tribe! lol

                  It's the first time for me depending upon technology or electronics (handicrap) ... but with aging, this compromise has to come in, unfortunately. I'm lucky I had a choice for so long.

                  Looks great Curt - I'm jealous! My kitchen is probably the size of your walk-in closet (I have one of those too in my condo but it's probably the size of your foyer coat closet). lol!

                  The only difference I would make is that tub's edge to be wide enough (stable enough for someone with balance issues) to sit on for whatever reason since there's falling potential there. I wish I had glass instead of a curtain - easier to clean and I always have to get an AB to change out my shower curtain. Plus, my ex was one for pulling back the curtain endlessly to either act funny, talk or whatever while he brushed his teeth ... with glass, you can flip the bird - end of convo. LOL!

                  I hope you find someone to share that beautiful home with - you so deserve it Curt.

                  P.S. I want a whirpool bath!!!!
                  Thanks Jen, this is my dream house. I'm probably eventually going to be full time in Florida, I really love it here. Just the attitude alone of people is so great, I think it has a lot to do with the Sunshine all the time. One reason I'm building this house too is for friends who come to visit me, it will be perfect. I'm even making the guest bathroom accessable, heres a pic of that. What I did was the closet in the master was so huge I made the guest bathroom larger cutting into the master closet, worked great, otherwise it would have been one of those baths where the toilet went halfway across the tub making it unusable by someone in a chair. I did not do the roll under counter in the guest bath though as I wanted the storage space under the sink.
                  "Life is about how you
                  respond to not only the
                  challenges you're dealt but
                  the challenges you seek...If
                  you have no goals, no
                  mountains to climb, your
                  soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Charlottes Web View Post
                    Wow! It's gorgeous, Curt!
                    Thanks Charlotte, I'm so excited, I'm moving in around a month. Have my current sold, sold it in 6 days. This development is so great everyone wants to be here there are almost no resales so it was easy to sell.
                    "Life is about how you
                    respond to not only the
                    challenges you're dealt but
                    the challenges you seek...If
                    you have no goals, no
                    mountains to climb, your
                    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cfx View Post
                      Whats a good lift for the tub? I would love to take a bath but not sure if I would ever get out again LOL
                      The one I'm getting is a Drive medical Whisper. The prices have dropped down lately, it is on Amazon for $419.00. Sounds like it should do the job, but now I'm worried about it moving on me from what Jen said. I might just be better off using a conventional shower bench for showers and only putting the lift in the tub for when I want to use the tub. That will cut my risk down some of falling.
                      "Life is about how you
                      respond to not only the
                      challenges you're dealt but
                      the challenges you seek...If
                      you have no goals, no
                      mountains to climb, your
                      soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                      • #12
                        Curt, Just a word of advise, I used the same type of lift that Jen used in my home tub and had the same tipping problem. It is not a real stable lift at all due to the suction cups letting go. I ended up switching to a transfer bench. This the one I use and it is very stable. I use a garden kneeling pad on the seat. That way I can replace them as needed without having to replace the entire bench.

                        http://www.amazon.com/Moen-DN7105-Tr...oen+bath+bench

                        http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-9421-L...s=kneeling+pad

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the info I would be using it just for the tub. I do worry about the tipping issue

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                          • #14
                            Simply beautiful!! I hope you enjoy it in good health!

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                            • #15
                              That really is a dream house Curt, how wide is the garage?

                              I guess those bath lifts are a bad idea. Filling the tub with water works pretty good for buoyancy to get out of it as Lynnifer said.
                              I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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