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Old 06-16-2008, 08:02 AM   #1
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My basement has a rough in for a 3/4 bathroom. I am getting ready to put up the framing for around this area. My question is, how far do I set the walls away from the shower drain pipe? I'm guessing there has to be some standard for this, or atleast a common size needed for most shower inserts?

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If you're using a shower insert, you need to check the manufacturer's specs. Nothing is standard, and the wall and drain locations must exactly match the insert's dimensions.
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shower inserts come in different sizes and have the drains in different locations like center drain top drain or offset so it all depends on which inset you chose for the space you have,or weather you are building your own shower from scratch but as far as I know their is no standard for where the walls can be set until you know what your putting in
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Buy your shower or tub and follow the rough in guide.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks guys!
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Some manufactures have the rough in guides online. No need to buy the insert right away then.
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Or plan on make your own tile shower and forget dealing with a mfg'd shower pan. Lot's of flexibility.
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Or plan on make your own tile shower and forget dealing with a mfg'd shower pan. Lot's of flexibility.
But a lot more work, especially for a DIYer! I'm neck deep in my own custom shower nightmare right now. I'd be done remodeling the bath if I had used an insert...Instead my evenings and weekends have been spent building pre-pans, bases, seats, curbs, membranes, and lots of endless tile work. It looks a lot nicer, but causes more work for sure!
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kctermite I got two downstairs and one up and only got one done or almost done I should say.It is alot of work but to tell the truth I just don't like the prefab look alikes and wanted something with my own touch on it but I do think for the one up stairs I might just get one of those steam shower set ups and build around it.I just cant see lugging all that tile and concrete up the stairs I'm getting old
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@thekctermite Won't argue that it's more work, and I guess that's one of the reasons I like it. When you get done, you'll have a beautiful shower, almost a work or art when it's done. Have you used the kerdi product? It's beautiful to use, and really takes the pain out of the curb/seat/niche/pan building. Highly recommended in my opinion. Expensive yes...but it also delivers a comforting peace of mind.
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@thekctermite Won't argue that it's more work, and I guess that's one of the reasons I like it. When you get done, you'll have a beautiful shower, almost a work or art when it's done. Have you used the kerdi product? It's beautiful to use, and really takes the pain out of the curb/seat/niche/pan building. Highly recommended in my opinion. Expensive yes...but it also delivers a comforting peace of mind.
Didn't use Kerdi. I did a vinyl-rubber membrane under a mud pan on a preslope mud pan, and integrated drain. Wasn't too tough, but a little scary. I waterproofed the wonderboard on the walls with ProGuardHDG, which is a similar product to RedGard.

Agreed, tiled showers are nice looking. Mine's going to be awesome when it is done......Someday.
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....Mine's going to be awesome when it is done......Someday.

Aw...c'mon...like you're the ONLY one that's ever said "that" before!

Give the kerdi a shot some time...it's a great product.
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