Shower door disaster
After a six month remodel and large addition the problems come up at the end, funny.
Same bathroom that has the slanted skylight problem posted earlier, has a corner shower. Plans call for 42x42, but instead of just a glassed in enclosure we installed pony walls on both side. One pony wall parallels an inside wall, the toilet goes between them and the clearance is just at code. The other forms one side of the area where the vanity goes.
The whole thing is now tiled. When measuring for shower doors we find that the door opening is 22 inches. In California code requires a 22 inch "clear" opening, meaning must leave room for door. Even a frameless enclosure won't permit this.
The contractor says "we built this to specifications" to which I say "um the plans call for a corner shower and it is your responsibility to build it to code or, if there is a problem, alert us" They said "our showers at home have 18 inch doors" and they may have mentioned that the bathroom was a tight fit but nothing about code problems.
We aren't sure whether to require them to rip out thousands of dollars of work, including a finished tile job, and redo this, take a chance on the inspection or what. We are trying to get the project done and forsee a big issue coming. Happily, at the moment we owe them more than enough money to cover this (though they may stop work if they see a problem coming you never know).