Built In Shower Niche - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 514
Rewards Points: 528
Default

Built In Shower Niche


I am ready to put up the Duroc in the shower. I plan on installing a simple shower niche (soap/shampoo holder) opposite side of the shower head/spigot. What do I do? Do I frame in what is to be the niche? Does it matter what size it is? Do I cut and screw in the Durock all around?

B

Advertisement

Beepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
Ole Wood Worker

 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,872
Rewards Points: 2,836
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Built In Shower Niche


Quote:
Originally Posted by Beepster View Post
I am ready to put up the Duroc in the shower. I plan on installing a simple shower niche (soap/shampoo holder) opposite side of the shower head/spigot. What do I do? Do I frame in what is to be the niche? Does it matter what size it is? Do I cut and screw in the Durock all around?

B
I just got through with an insert, you can make it any size you want to. Yes you have to install durock back, sides, top and bottom, then seal with redgard or something equivalent. The bottom of the inset needs to be slanting downward so water will run out instead of standing. You will want to install the tape on all the seams also.

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 02-25-2013 at 12:09 AM. Reason: added
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BigJim For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (02-25-2013)
Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 197
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Built In Shower Niche


Just keep in mind when framing your opening is going to shrink thickness of tile thin set and cement board on all sides
kaschmid3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 514
Rewards Points: 528
Default

Built In Shower Niche


OK, that is more or less what I was thinking. Didn't know if there were any tricks to it or not.

B
Beepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Redguard shower pan kjr928 Plumbing 9 02-28-2012 07:18 AM
Shower Rough In - Miscellaneous Questions tev9999 Plumbing 1 02-13-2012 10:40 PM
Shower pan/ tile problem Pawl Tiling, ceramics, marble 8 01-16-2012 10:32 AM
Tiled Shower Niche Soap Area Ideas theselenaverse Tiling, ceramics, marble 2 07-18-2011 10:17 AM
redoing basement shower - basic questions (relocating drain/options I have) mslide Plumbing 5 10-28-2008 11:42 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts