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Old 04-06-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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i'm considering putting in a shower in the basement and it'll be pretty small. I've looked at the plastic stalls offered in HD and find them to be boring yet $$$. I'm considering doing a custom shower stall and was wondering how much effort will be needed for DIY-ers that have already ventured down this road?

would you do it again?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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i'm considering putting in a shower in the basement and it'll be pretty small. I've looked at the plastic stalls offered in HD and find them to be boring yet $$$. I'm considering doing a custom shower stall and was wondering how much effort will be needed for DIY-ers that have already ventured down this road?

would you do it again?
It requires a skill set most homeowners have a hard time successfully achieving the first time out. You can buy the Schluter preformed pans which is easier, but is not cheap. The last one I did, 30" x60", ran about $500. This base you tile.
You can buy an acrylic 36x36 base for about $450.
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I am considering this option for an upcoming project -
http://www.tileredi.com/
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Do the research, Bud Cline has a blog I am sure would be helpful, I first timed it and yes I would do it again, it really isn't that difficult, just a bit of hard work.

Its the only answer for obscure customs sizes, built properly will last forever, built incorrectly, well it will leak.

There is a company I believe is called Mark Industries, they have a good product to ensure the preslope and final slope is correct as well as the curb form.

http://www.markeindustries.com/

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check out www.kerdi-board.com. my brother (who has been doing professional renovations and remodels for years) speaks very highly of it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQiU4-TJ6Qk


they make it look sooo easy..
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
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well, think i'm going to get custom shower pan a try.


going to use the instructions from here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXTAkwMqtEc

and kits from
http://www.markeindustries.com/

i have a question as the reason why pebbles were placed near the drain hole? i'm not so clear on his explanation.
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