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Old 08-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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I have a concrete floor with the framing and plumbing complete. I want to build the curb so that I can tile the rest of the bathroom and put the toilet and vanity in place and come back to do the shower later. My question is how do I secure the the boards to the concrete floor or should I use a different material. Thanks.

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How to build a shower - Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner and curb.

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a few years ago, when i was doing the shower in my condo, concrete floor. the guys on the forums said DO NOT use any kind of wood for the curb. i used paver blocks and mortar.
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that makes sense .....
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Yes as Fix'n it says, using wood is a bad idea. I'm not sure if these are available in the US, but in Australia Hebel blocks are the most common curb (hob) now. Here is a video of the installation.

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see it here http://youtu.be/wZISui8Cw5Q


My question though would be why are you building a curb at all? If you are building on a slab, then it's a much nicer look to have a walk in shower with no curb. But this requires a second drain in the bathroom, in case there is a blockage in the shower drain. I also wonder what you did for a drop (slope) in the concrete slab to the drain?
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My question though would be why are you building a curb at all? If you are building on a slab, then it's a much nicer look to have a walk in shower with no curb. But this requires a second drain in the bathroom, in case there is a blockage in the shower drain. I also wonder what you did for a drop (slope) in the concrete slab to the drain?
my slab was not poured to do no curb. but i did a low curb, it was under 4" on the outside and about 2" on the inside.
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my slab was not poured to do no curb. but i did a low curb, it was under 4" on the outside and about 2" on the inside.
Or you could have ground the slab with a concrete grinder. They look so much nicer without a curb.
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You could use a a hand-held power hammer that uses .22 load and different types of fasteners that you can insert into the barrel of this device. All you do is strike the firing pin side of the device and the .22 shell will drive the selected fastener into the concrete.
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It isn't too big of a deal to cut out that concrete and build it without a curb.

If this is a no go, I would opt for building the curb with brick or block or whatever and not wood, and going with a laticrete drain and hydroban the whole thing. This will save you a step.

You might want to post some photos or a diagram. When you say that it is all ready to go, I'm not sure what that means. Is the pre-slope done and the drain is set?
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There arte a lot of choices here. If you use wood your pan liner material needs to be hot mop ( I prefer this and done right these shower curbs last 50 years ). Use a Ram set to secure it to the slab, a bead poly urethane on the slab first is cheap insurance, treated lumber only 3ea 2x4's stacked, nail it to the bottom plate of the walls also. Hot mop, then float it in mud 1" thick all around. This is the preferred method or the CTIA.

I have always hot moped but the newer systems seem to be gaining in popularity.

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Nowadays you can buy premade shower kits with premade curbs that can be cutt. To fit any size you want.. Yes there are different ways but for a novice i would go with a presloped kit.. This is agreat system check them out..
http://www.noblecompany.com/

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