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Urbantileworks 05-06-2013 12:20 PM

Quikrete all purpose for shower pan?
 
Hi , new to the forum. Just wondering why no one talks about using all purpose for shower pans? Anyone care to elaborate ?

cleveman 05-06-2013 10:58 PM

I don't know what all purpose is, but the sand/portland mix is easier to work with than concrete with 3/4" aggregate because of the smaller aggregate size.

Nailbags 05-07-2013 12:36 AM

first off it has Lime in it bad for shower pan second to make a shower pan you use 1 part Portland cement to four parts clean sand or the sand mix. you make to a humid consistancey just to were you can form a ball. using any thing else is not a good idea.

oh'mike 05-07-2013 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 1174147)
first off it has Lime in it bad for shower pan second to make a shower pan you use 1 part Portland cement to four parts clean sand or the sand mix. you make to a humid consistancey just to were you can form a ball. using any thing else is not a good idea.


Do not use concrete mix for a shower pan----the fluid nature of the material leads to settling as the material sets---changing the pitch and causeing puddling---

Use deck mud like Nailbags suggested.

Urbantileworks 05-07-2013 09:39 AM

The contractor I used to work for used quikrete all purpose for probably 30 yrs without one failure. I personally have done close to 50 showers this way. I'm always open to trying new things . This is just what I was taught. My old boss said the all purpose with the bigger aggregate is more structural . It has sand , Portland , sand, and small rock/stone. All I know is it makes a damn solid pan and curb.

JetSwet 05-07-2013 10:37 AM

Regular portland cement, sand, and water. If you can't scratch the surface after set time then its mixed wrong.


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