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Old 03-31-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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i have a wooden tongue and groove floor and have built a walk in shower. what i need to know is how i create the slope for the drain? do i just use differing amounts of tile adhesive on the floor or is there a magic trick i am missing? i have all the waterproofing material and the dimension is 160cm by 110cm


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Old 03-31-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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Whoa! Your going to have give a lot more info on this project. You've built a walk in shower and you have T&G flooring as the sub flooring? Is this the finish level the rest of the bath will be, or you plan to raise the bath floor with a slope toward the drain?
There's alot more involved in a proper walk in shower than building up with a mortar bed. I strongly sugest you visit http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/index.php?
where you can get expert advice and review of your plan.


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Old 03-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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yeah, at the moment the T&G wooden sheets are my floor level. obviously i have built a step into the shower to allow me some depth but i am not sure if its as easy as adjusting the tile adhesive depth to create the slope?
its not a total wetroom. the area for the shower is partitioned off into a large cubicle, 160 cm long by 110cm wide.

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Old 03-31-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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It sounds as though you are under the impression that you will just set tile and grout and be done. Thats not the case. Read this link for details on how to construct a shower pan.


Then come back here with specific questions.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:52 PM   #5
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There are premade shower pans or you can build your own if you good with lead, or copper fabrication. You cannot just spread tile adhesive of any type and lay tile. You need a pan under this. I didn't follow the link HJ1 posted but I'm sure it will explain.
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