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Jerry Simon

Tub Step-Down

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I once stepped out of a bathtub in a hotel, and the bath floor was about six inches lower than the floor of the tub.  I wasn't at all expecting such, and I stumbled, fell, and there was quite a bit of blood when I hit my head on the vanity.

Saw this today on an inspection; bath floor five inches lower than the tub floor.  Any code or the like that says this isn't allowed/is dangerous?

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24 minutes ago, Jerry Simon said:

Perhaps I just be a klutz. . .

No, it's an interesting situation.  There's simply no one who can see anything wrong with it.  Maybe it falls in the category of stupid.  I wouldn't do that in my house.

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Yeah.  But getting out of a clawfoot tub is inherently dangerous, and caution is naturally used when stepping out of one.

Stepping out of a regular bathtub, you don't expect the drop-off.  Awkward as all heck at best.

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Reminds me of the rule that landings on either side of an exterior door should be the same approximate elevation (with one or more exceptions).  It should be applied to built-in showers.

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