Thursday, March 22, 2007

Can An Outasight Be Used With A Corner Bath

Outasights can be used with a corner bath but they are not ideal - the Outasight was designed to be used with a straight bath.

If you do fit an Outasight on a corner bath the shower curtain can end up dangling in mid-air - depending on how straight the side on the bath is before it starts to curve.

The above diagram shows the arm in the open position and highlights the problem: if you fit the unit nearer to the outside of the bath it gives you no protection; if you fit the unit inboard (as shown) the curtain end up dangling in mid-air. A power shower would make this type of installation more problematic as the force of water would cause the shower curtain to flap.

There are some folding shower screens available that are suitable for use on corner baths. Their hinge mechanisms allow them to open to more than 180deg so that they can follow the curve of the bath. Most folding shower screens cannot do this but there are some available on the market that can.