Keeping clean

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Bath or Shower?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:25 am

Bath
2
11%
Shower
17
89%
Not fussed
0
No votes
Don’t need these water wasting things
0
No votes
 
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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Ally » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:36 pm

The last cable we got from great aunt Matilda when she was on her 1912 transatlantic cruise was. "Going for a shower. More tomorrow."
We never heard from her again.
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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Nifty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:44 pm

I can’t really answer definitively. The answer is to dependent on the situation..
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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Ally » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 pm

No sweat.
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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Nifty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:59 pm

Our house is not equipped with a proper shower anyhow. We have a fantastic bath though. It would turn out expensive if one was to bathe in the bath too regularly. We have a shower over the bath, but, as I am getting older, I can see sense in getting a proper shower. I fell in the shower at a b&b last Christmas because it was like an assault course to get into and was not equipped with anything to hang on to should you slip.

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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Aardvark » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:40 am

Sturdy handholds are available in some of the better bricos but need to be secured to a proper wall, not a microscopically thin plastic panel that wobbles like a belly dancer. And the "off the peg" shower cubicles are always too small. I earned a crust for a while here mucking out gites and developed a major loathing for these cheap and nasty units. Leaky, creaky, and near impossible to get spares for. Not a lot better than a bucket and sponge.
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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Le Démerdeur » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:05 am

Amen to that, I put one in my temporary chantier bathroom and liked the novelty of all the jets at the time, sold it and fitted proper shower cubicles in the rental flats which are easy to clean by comparison its just the calcaire stains take hold after 2 days.

The one in my own apartment sadly is a second brico cabinet one, impossible to keep clean and without enough fall to drain and a siphon and outlet that cant keep up with the water flow, you get out of a paddling pool and a few hours later there is silt and scum everywhere.

The powder coated alu rails are all now bubbling and corroding.

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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Le Démerdeur » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:10 am

Has anyone ever experienced a sabot bath?

From a byegone era but would be very sensible for the elderly or infirm, I have always been intrigued by one since my father described bathing in one in a Paris hôtel in the early 70's.

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Re: Keeping clean

Post by exile » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 pm

Happily use both. Showers quick and easy and usually Monday to Friday. Baths long slow soak, good for recuperation of aching joints and usually reserved for weekends. Like others getting out of the bath is becoming more difficult despite having a sturdy hand rail.

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Re: Keeping clean

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm

We have shower baths in all bathrooms.

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Re: Keeping clean

Post by Lemorvan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:27 pm

I prefer a shower but have both showers and baths in my houses in the UK and France but the best way of keeping clean back when I was paralysed in the UK due to a crushed spinal cord was to sit on my commode outside and let my wife wash me down with the garden hose. I'd ordered a stair lift for my return to home after 11 months in the spinal unit unfortunately it was a couple of weeks late being installed, luckily we have no neighbours and a quick transfer from a downstairs bed to the commode first thing in the morning with a blast of freezing cold water and a bar of wrights coal tar soap did the trick. I miss it at times.
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