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Photo shows a multi-tiered shower caddy built from redwood and dowels. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 70

Build it yourself redwood paneled bathtub niche encloses a one-piece shower/tub unit.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1985 (v.63#5) pg. 58

Build a corner shower enclosure from tempered glass set in an oak-trimmed frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1985 (v.63#7) pg. F6

Techniques for building a leakproof mortar-bed shower base.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 2001 (v.24#5) pg. 58

Stall tactics. How to install a corner stall shower in a small bathroom.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2002 (v.25#3) pg. 37

Diagram and instructions for building a corner shower stall from wood coated with epoxy resin.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 6

Bathroom renovation. A guide to installing vanities, faucets, shower doors, tub surrounds and plastic plumbing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 22

Adding a shower. A look at the latest options available to the do-it-yourselfer planning to upgrade the shower.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1987 (v.10#5) pg. 32

Plumbing it. Sink and shower installation tips for the confident do-it-yourselfer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1989 (v.12#6) pg. 34

Advice on attaching a hand-held shower unit to the faucet of an old claw-foot bathtub.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 14

Guide to adding a whirlpool bath and a corner shower to your bathroom.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 31

Step-by-step shower. How to construct a stand-alone ceramic tile shower.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 44

Prefabricated circular shower. How to plumb and install a Swan Corp. kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 42

How to install a movable, hand-held additional shower head.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 42

Test of the Ecological Water Products' water-saving shower head.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #172 Apr 1976 (v.26#4) pg. 24

Clean a plugged showerhead.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 54

Tip: How to prepare and paint concrete block walls in a basement shower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 14

Build a better bathroom. (1) 6 weekends to a new bathroom. (2) Space-saving ceramic shower. (3) One day bath makeover.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 42, 48, 56

Basic home plumbing. Planning and layout for a shower and bathroom fixtures.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 120

Special section on bathrooms. Includes building a basement whirlpool bath, adding a tub to a small bathroom, and how to install a sliding shower door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 29

Keep your plumbing humming. Say a painless good-bye to ugly drippy bathroom fixtures. (1) Replacing a three-valve shower faucet. (2) Installing a single-lever shower control. (3) Replacing toilet tank parts. (4) Replacing a sink and faucet. (5) Replacing a faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #282 Oct 1987 (v.37#8) pg. 48

Install an elegant unitized, corner shower enclosure with a tempered glass door and surround.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #302 Oct 1989 (v.39#9) pg. 61

How to built a glass block shower enclosure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #318 May 1991 (v.41#5) pg. 34

How to get rid of mineral deposits and stains on shower faucets and the aluminum frame of a shower door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 11

Tip shows how to clean a shower head without removing it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 108

Tips on repairing a leaky shower drain by filling the cavity under the shower pan to prevent flexing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 7

Seven basic plumbing fixes. (1) Slow-flowing faucet. (2) Bad sink sprayer. (3) Leaking basket strainer. (4) Drippy shower head. (5) Slow-filling washing machine. (6) Washing machine water hammer. (7) Water heater choke-up.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 54

How to install a no-scald pressure-balancing shower faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 52

Fixing common bathroom problems. (1) Unsealed cover plates. (2) Clogged shower head. (3) Clogged faucet aerator. (4) Faucet drips and leaks. (5) Toilet bowl leaks. (6) Sweaty toilet tank.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 58

Three simple bathroom improvements. (1) Installing a detachable hand-held shower head. (2) Installing a built-in soap dispenser. (3) Hang-on-the door swing-out wastebasket that mounts on the inside of a vanity door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 77

How to install a shower anti-scald mixing valve.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 28

Building a curved shower wall from glass block.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 34

Build a mortar bed shower floor. The professonal way to fabricate a shower base.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 42

Tips on grouting and caulking a shower stall to prevent leaks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 12

How to reinforce the thin, flimsy walls of a fiberglass shower.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 14

A mortar-bed shower room. Building the critical parts (pan, wall membrane and mortar bed).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 46

Construction details for a half-moon tub/shower unit.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 68

Cause and cure for pressure drops in the shower water supply.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 14

Tip on using fiberglass resin to fill the voids beneath a fiberglass shower or tub floor in order to stiffen the floor and prevent or repair cracks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 30

Tip on injecting aerosol polyurethane foam underneath a fiberglass shower pan to prevent flexing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 14

Water-saving showerheads and faucets. Tips on selecting and replacing conventional faucets with more efficient fixtures.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 82

Tiling a shower with marble. Take the time to get your tiles tight and flat, and your shower will look as if it had been carved out of solid marble.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 86

How to install a grab bar in an existing one-piece fiberglass tub/shower. The method shown involves opening the backside wall and installing wood blocking and expanding foam.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 18

Plastic tub-showers. A look at the manufacture and installation of acrylic and fiberglass combination tub/shower enclosures. Includes information on differences in quality.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 108

Installation tips for using slate flooring material in a shower stall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 18

Technique for building wheelchair-accessible shower pans.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 20

Tip on notching wall studs to make room for the nailing flange on a fiberglass shower stall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 32

All about prefab shower stalls and kits.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 46

What's available in tub and shower doors.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 55

Outdoor shower heats water with a solar collector made from 4" diameter PVC pipe set into the roof of the shower stall. Other outdoor shower ideas also shown.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 54

Tip: Improve your vinyl-coated-wire shower rack by covering some shelves with plastic needlepoint grid to keep small objects from falling through.
HOME MECHANIX #690 Oct 1985 (v.81) pg. 16

How to replace a leaky shower floor (base). How to fabricate a custom shower base that will last.
HOME MECHANIX #708 Apr 1987 (v.83) pg. 28

Tips on enclosing a footed bathtub and adding a shower head.
HOME MECHANIX #710 Jun 1987 (v.83) pg. 92

Tip on preparing a shower wall to receive ceramic tile.
HOME MECHANIX #745 May 1990 (v.86) pg. 92

How-to guide for installing a space-saving corner shower.
HOME MECHANIX #749 Oct 1990 (v.86) pg. 61

Three hour shower. A quick and easy way to add a new shower to an existing built-in bathtub using the "Shower Tower" which does not require ripping out an entire end wall to install new plumbing pipes.
HOME MECHANIX #759 Oct 1991 (v.87) pg. 57

Worksheet to estimate how much money and water you can save by installing a water-reducing showerhead.
HOME MECHANIX #764 Apr 1992 (v.88) pg. 16

How to add a shower to a tub. Complete instructions for installing a shower valve and a handsome fiberglass surround.
HOME MECHANIX #769 Oct 1992 (v.88) pg. 64

Safer shower valves. Tips on installing a pressure-balancing faucet.
HOME MECHANIX #784 Apr 1994 (v.90) pg. 8

Step-up showers. (1) Replace your old tub with a glass-block shower. (2) Update your existing shower with ceramic-tile panels.
HOME MECHANIX #784 Apr 1994 (v.90) pg. 50

Frameless tub and shower enclosures. Advice on selection, installation and cleaning.
HOME MECHANIX #794 Apr 1995 (v.91) pg. 50

Construction of a typical corner seat in a built-in tiled shower stall.
HOME MECHANIX #803 Mar 1996 (v.92) pg. 9

Restoring the flow in low-flow showers. Identifies problems of clogging, poor design and water-pressure problems.
HOME MECHANIX #804 Apr 1996 (v.92) pg. 72

How to seal a shower drain.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1985 (v.10#1) pg. 80

Tip on cleaning a shower head that has been clogged with mineral deposits.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1987 (v.12#5) pg. 4

Tip on installing a shower in an existing first floor bathroom built on a slab foundation.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.14#7) pg. 62

SPECIAL SECTION on enhancing your bath. Includes design ideas for vanities and showers.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 35

How to install Corian panels in a bathtub/shower recess.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 62

Add a steam bath to your existing shower stall or enclosed bathtub. An auxiliary steam generator is plumbed to dispense steam into your shower or tub enclosure. Timer controls dispensing time up to 30 minutes. Est. cost: $475.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #583 Dec 1976 (v.72) pg. 132

A shower you can put anywhere. Tips on installing the ShoweRound from Plaskolite in a pool house and draining it into a 55-gal. drum drywell.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 126

Tip: How to utilize a clothes washing machine to pump water for taking a shower. An idea for backwoods living.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 72

Tips on building a cedar-lined shower stall.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 12

Outdoor shower stall is constructed of "Wolmanized" wood and the water is heated by the sun. Water is supplied from a garden hose. Est. cost: $420.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 49

Save water in comfort. A comparison of nine different "low flow" shower heads.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 62

A shower stall gets a mud job. Repairing water-damaged joists under the floor of a shower and installing a new cement shower floor and drain.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.18#5) pg. 34

Modifying old bathtub and shower plumbing to guard against hot water scalding whenever cold water pressure decreases.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 38

How to remove mineral deposits from showerheads.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 18

How to install a fiberglass shower.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 135

How to replace a tub with an oversize shower.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1997 (v.174#4) pg. 78

Acrylic shower bench is made from an 18"x36" sheet of 1/4" Plexiglas.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 105

Shower stall consists of 2x4 frame covered with fiberglass reinforced plastic panels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 116

Shower power. Machining a custom showerhead that uses the Venturi principle to deliver a spray of water at 38 miles-per-hour.
PROJECTS IN METAL Feb 1990 (v.3#1) pg. 18

How to repair a shower door. Instructions for replacing acrylic sheeting.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 82

A physics analysis of the air circulation within a shower stall and its impact on a shower curtain. Experiments conducted using different water temperatures, different size stalls, etc.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jun 1988 (v.258#6) pg. 116

Photo shows how a sunken tub and shower are made from curved walls of ceramic tile.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 170

How to build a drip-dry clothes drying compartment that shares part of a shower enclosure.
SUNSET Sep 1977 (v.159#3) pg. 113

How to build an outdoor shower. Pipe is enclosed in redwood to create a wood sculpture effect.
SUNSET Aug 1978 (v.161#2) pg. 102

Photos show how to build an outdoor shower in a wood frame that looks like sculpture.
SUNSET Aug 1979 (v.163#2) pg. 108

Tip: Build a hollow beam over a shower to serve as a plant stand. Beam also contains a recessed light and shower curtain track.
SUNSET Jan 1981 (v.166#1) pg. 82

The shower room idea. Twelve examples of showers which do not require curtains or doors.
SUNSET Mar 1982 (v.168#3) pg. 96

Outdoor pool shower uses a black 55-gallon drum to heat the water with solar power.
SUNSET Jun 1982 (v.168#6) pg. 148

Tip: Resurface an aging shower pan with river rock set in a bed of mortar.
SUNSET Apr 1987 (v.178#4) pg. 180

Tips on saving water when you shower.
SUNSET Jun 1990 (v.184#6) pg. 106

Shower power. A guide to pressure-balance and thermostatic valves, reduced-flow shower heads, temperature memory devices, hydrotherapy, electronic controls and dual-head shower systems.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #810 Nov 1996 (v.92) pg. 49

How to install a "Better Bench" corner seat in a tiled shower.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #810 Nov 1996 (v.92) pg. 56

How to clear a clogged showerhead.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #817 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.93) pg. 24

Easy bath upgrades. (1) Adding a porcelain soap dish to a tiled wall. (2) Attaching a slide-bar showerhead. (3) Installing a glass door tub enclosure.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #833 Mar 1999 (v.95) pg. 29

Making your shower safer. Installing an antiscald valve is illustrated.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #833 Mar 1999 (v.95) pg. 72

How to construct an open shower stall in a mud room.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 56

Tips on installing the new prefabricated tub/shower units.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 70

Special section on bathroom remodeling projects. Includes instructions for building a tub sidewall storage cabinet, vanity cabinet, medicine cabinet, and in-the-wall toilet paper holder. Also shows how to remove a built-in tub, replace wall tile, convert a tub to a tub/shower, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1988 (v.44#1) pg. 39

Tip on replacing the old faucet body to convert a bathtub into a tub/shower combination.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 15

Replace a shower. Hide dated tile and stained grout behind a easy-to-clean enclosure.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 30