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How to make a curve or right angle with a shower water dam?

Over the years of selling shower accessories, we have been asked a number of times; “Can a person create a curve or make a right angle turn using our shower pan water retainer?”

The answer is “yes” because of the overall design of the water dam. The water dam designs consist of the vertical loop which is approximately 1-1/4 inches high and the base of the dam which is also 1-1/4 inches wide. The base has two strip of adhesive bonded to the water dam.

The vertical rubber loop which both controls the shower curtain and stops the water escaping from the bottom of the shower, is situated on one side (or on one half of the base of the water dam).

The other side of the water dam base will allow an individual to either make a series of relief cuts to allow for an overall slight curve when attaching the water dam to the shower unit. In some cases, a home owner may need to make a right turn with the water dam. This is done by cutting out a small triangle shape on the one side of the water dam base that does not have the vertical loop. By cutting out the triangle in the base, this allows for a right angle turn without cutting through the vertical loop.

If you need to make this right angle turn, when ordering your water dam, it is suggested that you order an extra foot or length of dam. Use the extra length to practice cutting the correct size of triangle section of the base to meet your requirements.