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new shower screen

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thuberon Fri 29-Jun-18 07:41:19

Left DH in charge of replacing broken shower screen in bathroom. DH and, presumably, the two men who measured for it, supplied it and fitted it, are satisfied with a job well done. Anyone else see a problem?

MawBroon Fri 29-Jun-18 08:25:22

“They walk among us”

TwiceAsNice Fri 29-Jun-18 08:29:19

That's very funny I can s why you're exasperated. How did the men not see it!

TwiceAsNice Fri 29-Jun-18 08:29:52

Should be see not s

Mapleleaf Fri 29-Jun-18 08:35:12

Oh, dear! ??
Have they spotted their error yet?!

annep Fri 29-Jun-18 09:05:25 please enlighten me.

Auntieflo Fri 29-Jun-18 09:08:30

annep, how is the screen door supposed to open, with the taps in the way? Has it now been fixed thuberon?

annep Fri 29-Jun-18 10:49:13

clearly not my thing. thanks.
We once had a mirror installed above sink and it wasnt centred. builders excuse? He had lined it up so I could see myself when I stepped out of the shower! lol.

thuberon Fri 29-Jun-18 12:11:32

annep Ha ha. MawBroon - yup there's evidence aplenty Mapleleaf - no they think they have got away with it. Auntieflo - no it hasn't be fixed. It was done on Wednesday and if I point it out to DH, he will doubtless argue that it is not a problem. Our DD (who has seen photos) is planning a visit when she will emerge from the bathroom in hysterical laughter asking if it was the Chuckle Brothers who installed it.

birdie51 Fri 29-Jun-18 12:18:51

Ha! This does not surprise me in the slightest! Can't leave men alone for five minutes before the house comes crashing down... (I say that in jest, I know not ALL men are incapable!). Once I had to pop to the Coop (a five min walk away) and in that short space of time, my dh had managed to lock himself in the kitchen! I will admit we were having renovations done and the door handle was hanging on by a thread, but still, it made for a very amusing scene!

ninathenana Fri 29-Jun-18 12:32:47

Where is the shower head in relation to the taps confused

kathsue Fri 29-Jun-18 12:48:09

yes, I'm wondering where the shower is confused

thuberon Fri 29-Jun-18 12:51:10

ninathenana the showerhead is on the tiled wall that the screen is attached to. It is just out of sight on the right of the photo.

HootyMcOwlface Fri 29-Jun-18 12:55:15

I must be really thick - I can’t see it!

kathsue Fri 29-Jun-18 13:14:19

I'm still a bit confused. Where was the original shower screen?

pollyperkins Fri 29-Jun-18 13:27:27

Im confused too. Surely it opens outward not towards the taps. Csnt see a problem. ?

tanith Fri 29-Jun-18 13:42:07

?me too

thuberon Fri 29-Jun-18 13:46:06

LOL To be fair it is an oddly shaped bathroom and the photographer probably did not make a very good job of showing that the gap between the towel radiator and the screen which is extremely narrow (admits a size 12 sideways, just) However, the old shower screen was just perfect. It was in the same position but it was some 4 inches less wide which allowed the screen to swing inwards over the bath. When the screen was closed over the bath, the bath itself could be cleaned by a person (me) without that person having to get into the bath to do so. It also meant that the screen could be cleaned on both sides easily whereas showering off soap scum with the shower hose now would result in flooding the floor AND before it was possible for a person with arms of normal length and normal limited flexibility stepping from under the shower head, to reach and grab their towel on the radiator . OOOOOH I can feel myself getting more bothered about this by the second grin

pollyperkins Fri 29-Jun-18 14:04:10

Ah yes! Can see the problems niw. Thanks for clarifying!

annsixty Fri 29-Jun-18 14:39:19

I am more impressed by the hook thingy over the radiator than your H's shortcomings.
I must look for one of those, it must be very useful.

kathsue Fri 29-Jun-18 14:45:02

Now I understand. Looks like DH and the 2 men, who measured up, bought the wrong size screen.

Peppermint Fri 29-Jun-18 15:00:47

Oh no - although this did give me a chuckle grin

Reminded me of the time years ago my DH was adamant on building a small shed himself, instead of getting a professional in as I had suggested. Only issue - he somehow managed to order the wrong size wood for the roof. It was too small so we had a roofless shed for about a month! blush

thuberon Fri 29-Jun-18 15:01:35

ann sixty - yes an over the door set of hooks works well to dry and house multiple towels - TKMax has plenty of choice.
kathsue - yes measured up, bought the wrong size - then carried on and fitted it.
Not that long ago my newly retired DH was encouraged to give "cleaning the bathroom" a go. When I asked him why he hadn't cleaned the (old) screen he insisted he had. So we both trooped to the bathroom where I showed him that the screen was really quite smeary. He looked closer "Ah" he said "but these marks are on the other side."
I am guessing they, all three, gave no thought whatsoever to practicalities.

thuberon Fri 29-Jun-18 15:02:37

Peppermint - Roofless shed - no problem ha ha

kooklafan Fri 29-Jun-18 15:14:06

I'm with AnnP and the others who can't see the problem? It looks like a static screen to me? not one that swings either way? The only thing I can see is that you can't reach your towel from the hooks?