I have a triangular shower that was installed completely wrong

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The previous tenants to the house i'm renting were "SDIY'ers" (shouldn't do it yourself) so they triangular shower they installed has a leaking shower pan and no shower door. I have tried every curved shower curtain rod but the curtain just doesnt function like a door so it lit touches my nose while I'm showering. My landlord is so cheap and will fix the leaking pan but I have no remedy a proper shower curtain. oh, and I had to build a small wall bc the shower leaked so bad and was so close to the toilet, no roll was safe.
q i have a triangular shower that was installed wrong
q i have a triangular shower that was installed wrong
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  • Alice Alice on Feb 21, 2018
    Is it leaking? What is the probem?
  • Rhonda Brooks Rhonda Brooks on Feb 21, 2018
    I’d call back the installer and complain and set an appointment to make it right.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 21, 2018
    If you feel it was installed wrong, get back to the person that installed it and have it done to your satisfaction.
  • Tup32415160 Tup32415160 on Feb 21, 2018
    sorry, didnt finish my question with the first post. It's a rental that I have been trading simple work for rent. Landlord will fix shower pan but thats it.
    • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 23, 2018
      Do you have a rental agreement that has been signed and dated by both you and the landlord? Does it have any wording about the landlord being obliged to fix and substandard amenities in the unit? Does the rental agreement specify the $ amount of your damage deposit, and on what grounds you may loose it if you make any unauthorized changes to the unit?
      If not, I would suggest you contact the legal aid office in your area, and talk to someone to see what rights you may have in this situation.
  • Carol Burkes Carol Burkes on Feb 22, 2018
    Keep the shower curtain totally inside the stall, extending it down the wall, anchor with two more clips. Be mindful that the bottom of the curtain is also inside. If the lip isn’t high enough, find some type of rubber gasket or something to raise it up 1”. Attach weights to the bottom of the curtain and the ends to keep it from flapping out. space won’t allow for a door with outward swing. And going inward, you can’t squeeze around it. Paint the walls & ceiling with high gloss bathroom paint. Get rid of wallpaper" it’s a mold hazard.


  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 23, 2018
    Yep that's a hideous job, and the paint job is even more tragic.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 23, 2018
    Folks, please re-read Tupalob's first post. The botch shower job was not done by an installer whom she can contact to get to come back to right the job. It was done by the previous tenants.
  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Feb 23, 2018

    Not sure if this would be a solution or not, I know you said you tried curved rods, maybe a full round will work...good luck and I hope you can move sometime, no one should have to deal with a neglectful landlord.
  • Pam22428576 Pam22428576 on Feb 23, 2018
    Could you install a pleated shower door that you would see in rv' s for the door to help by following pan design with pleated tracks? Just a suggestion
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Feb 23, 2018
    Just search neo angle shower rod, that should help. And get an extra long shower curtain and make sure it's tucked in. You could use velcro on the curtain and shower to hold it in on the sides.
  • Liz Liz on Feb 23, 2018
    I'd get a couple cheap hula hoops and Velcro. Hold the hoop inside the shower to get the length you need to keep the curtain inside and cut them to size. Measure them separately, as the shower may not be square. Attach the top one and use shower rings, Velcro the bottom one to the curtain. That will keep your curtain inside the shower.
  • Liz Liz on Feb 23, 2018
    You can also adjust the curve of the hula hoop by heating with a heat gun or even a blow dryer and holding it until it cools.


  • Marchelle Clarke Marchelle Clarke on Feb 23, 2018
    How about a shower ring that hangs from the ceiling...like the ones for claw foot tubs. It would be about the size of a bath tub. You would only hang the curtain on the outer part that goes near the shower opening. If you wanted to put a more permanent fixture in. Much like the hula hoop idea.

  • Tup32415160 Tup32415160 on Feb 23, 2018
    Thanks for all your answers!!! I rented this house with the idea that I would design and my "CONtractor boyfriend" would execute the all these projects but he ran off with $8,000 cash the day we were supposed to meet to sign the lease together, instead I signed a lease to a fixer upper with no fixing skills. I should be recording my journey bc its been really funny at times but mostly I just cry a lot. BUT NOT TODAY!! HULA HOOP!!! ILL POST PICS AFTER I FINISH

    (and the terrible paint job is an example of what happens when you assume your best friend and all grown adults know how to paint....and if you don't know, you don't paint the trim.)
    • Oh my goodness! If I were you, I would start a blog and document everything . . . If this is the bathroom, I am afraid to ask about the rest of the place. That shower enclosure looks like a breeding ground for mold and doesn't even look like it would pass any building inspection. If nothing else it has taught you strength and perseverance, and that alone is priceless. And yes, there are people that DIY that certainly should not . . . Keep us up to date. You can learn and fix as you go along.
  • Cbe7520511 Cbe7520511 on Feb 24, 2018
    Did you explain all this to landlord? I would Think he would want to help you to avoid this room becoming rotted and moldy! Good luck! 🍀
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Feb 24, 2018
    This has put you into an awful unhealthy situation....maybe you can contact a building inspector to check this out and put this on the landlord...or see if you could somehow legally get out of this nightmare and get another place to live....will pray for you! Hoping for the best outcome...
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