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Old 08-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Best Shower Drain?

I'm getting close to starting the shower pan on my two showers....

No, I will not be using pre-fab pans. Both showers are anything but 'standard'...nothing will fit...hence, both will be motar based pans....still tossing around the decision to use hot mop or membrain...

So....which drain should I use? I don't want to break the bank...but I also don't want to do this again in 15 years....

Any other suggestions are also welcome.


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Old 08-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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You need to decide what you are going to do before you choose a drain---

I don't know what is used for Hot Mop----so ask a local plumber or a California member---

For a hand packed shower base with a PVC liner--you need a clamping type drain --covers come in round or square----cost about $35 with a square drain cover---much less with the round---

If you are using Ditra you need a Schluter drain---over $100---

If you are using Hydroban by Latacrete--you could use a Schluter drain or the new drain from Latacrete---never saw a price on one yet--new product---

Here is a link on a lined shower---How to build a shower - Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar

bed, liner and curb.


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