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  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    Will this fit through a 29" doorway which is 6" thick?
    Assume plenty of turning space.
    Thanks
    Specs attached.


    To forestall the usual...
    -"if the old one fit, why the new one otta." There is a decent chance this shower had the room build around it.
    -"It looks like it will, my paddy installed a shower like that back in 95' and as I recall it was within an rch of not fitting but he gots some grease from the woodshed.." Thanks. I need to know if this one will fit specifically through this doorway.
    -"You really need this shower, here is a much better one.." No, I've chosen this one, thanks.
    -"Who showers any more? So gauche. Unsantiary, even" Uh-huh, thanks.
     

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    .... and here I was going to say something about West Texans, a galvanized bucket with holes pierced in the bottom, being fed by a water hose with the other end in the near by stock tank.

    The width at widest point is about 55.5 inches. So I'm going to guess no on being able to squeeze through that narrow door if it's manufactured as a single "all together" unit.

    If the basin and wall are two parts, then I'd say yes since you could squeeze the sides in a bit and the wide basin goes through the door vertically.
     
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    It’s been a good six months since I seen/heard/used that unit of measurement.

    Glad I’m not the only still using it.
     
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    Looks like it's doable since it's not a complete rectangle on the upright Parts you should be able to roll that through the doorway and then right at the very end when you get to the bottom you should be able to turn that through and get in.

    You're not thinking three-dimensionally, Mike.
     
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    Untitled.jpg So if you have it on it's side, 39 1/2 * .707 = 28 inches from the back corner to the outside of the two faces of the opening. But you have to allow some extra for the shower wall thickness. Then you get to the basin. But you have the flat spot in the back corner. I'm not going to put money on it one way or the other. Does removing the door stops get you more or was that included in the 29"?
     
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    Depends on what is on each side of the door. How much maneuvering room you got. Ya got's to tip it on its side and be able to cock it off the side as you lead with the bottom and then rotate it after the bottom passes through. Or lead with the top and then rotate as the bottom is passing thru.
     
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    Yes it is a 29" opening. Note the period. I was not holding back on doors, hinges or other such accoutrement.

    Yes I should have mentioned, the only feasible way (without cutting a hole in the roof/wall/enlargening the doorway) is to tip it down on one side, then put the narrowest part of the base through, then 'rotate' the base past one side of the doorway.
     
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    If that is true, it should fit.

    8 3/4" step down from the top back edge to the bottom back edge, which isn't the true measure if diagonal, but should be enough.
    If the top edge fits through (with @Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe's measurement of 28")... and you have the turning room, it's good to go.
     
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    Mock it up in cardboard and try it before dropping the $ on ordering it....
     
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    Shouldn’t it be 42” and some change? Seems like you are missing the 14.36” at the bottom.

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    Salty, the only thing that is 42" deep is the ~6" high base of the shower. There are only 2 walls. So the plan is to set it on its side, get the walls out, then rotate it so this base can be slid out. Probably need a video to explain that. I think its going to work. Barely. Barring unforeseen hindrances.
     
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    It will be awkward to maneuver, but you should be able to barely get it through the doorway if you can hook the bottom through first.

    Thinking about my house with the way the doorways are laid out and the cabinets in the bathroom, it would not make it because I don't have the space to do the hook.
     
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    Because most bathroom doors measure 29”, it’s no coincidence that the shower walls measure 28” when the enclosure is laid on edge. The people who make this stuff have sort of considered this type of thing. ;)
     
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    Once the base is twisted in you will need 15 inches on the inside, around the corner so-to-speak, for the base to slide forward as you slide in and tip up the top.
     
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    I am pretty confident you can get it in sideways (go through the door with the base part that extends out first, and assuming is going where I think it is, have that base pointing to the right, so you can steer the whole assembly around and into the bathroom). You have plenty of headroom, again assuming I am correct on where it's going, so then you can tilt it up, and put it in place.

    Of course, I could be making up entirely where I think it's going.


    What is really funny to me is that, before scrolling down in the thread, I printed the datasheet on the shower and did all the calculations to determine the ultimate depth which, of course, others done already for me. Oh well, I enjoyed it.
     
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    And if the “almost fits” doesn’t quite work, start popping off the door frame and trim. Cheapest way to get another little bit of room.
     
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