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Old 02-09-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever made their own FRP floor? I was thinking plywood with hardi backer over it and then a layer of FRP. Problem is I have a left drain shower and don't want to mess with the foundation or have the shower 14" off the ground from re-routed 2" pipe. The drain is 13 1/2" away from the center drain pan I bought.

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What exactly are you doing---FRP is a wall product not a floor product---

There are many ways to make a shower base with an off center drain---is that what you are hoping to do?

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yep I am trying to figure something else out besides routing PVC under the base. My dad comes and visits me in Louisiana and needs a walk in shower due to a stroke. He can't step up more than six inches or so and definitely not up into a shower.
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Has anyone ever made their own FRP floor? I was thinking plywood with hardi backer over it and then a layer of FRP. Problem is I have a left drain shower and don't want to mess with the foundation or have the shower 14" off the ground from re-routed 2" pipe. The drain is 13 1/2" away from the center drain pan I bought.
Sounds like you should break the concrete and move the trap. It'll take less then a full day. Then you can use a preformed base instead of concocting something out of FRP
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What part of house is this going in?
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Sounds like you should break the concrete and move the trap. It'll take less then a full day. Then you can use a preformed base instead of concocting something out of FRP
Yeah that doesn't sound to bad. I was hoping to use the base that I bought. It's going in my master bath for me. I have two daughters and a wife so I've been bumped out of the other bathroom.
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So what part of the house,wood or concrete floor?
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Concrete slab
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Im not sure how bad his situation is but Ive had a few customers over the years with MS that were dependent on a wheel chair to get around and do things.
What weve done in their situation is to tear out the existing tub/shower and basically put a drain in center of where tub used to sit and had a tile guy slope the floor towards this drain from all sides slightly so water runs towards it.
I then plumb in an anti scald shower faucet and body sprays at a decent working level for their situation and a hand held shower on an adjustable rod makes it easy for them or whoever needs to help them in the shower/bathroom area.
Ive also found pedistol sinks to be a good space saver,and you dont have to worry about wet wood that way.
The barrier free shower with no curb seems to make it much easier in my experance,again depending on the situation.
Speaking as a guy whos on his 3rd pacemaker and the rest of my body going to hell Im really thinking about one of these showers for my self in the future
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Another great idea. I'm am in the military so I'm used to showers with no lips. That doesn't sound right. Any way thanks for all the input.
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Is it cool to bust into a 52 yr old slab?
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Saw cutting first is a good idea on any slab
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Plummen has the right and easiest plan---remove entire shower floor area---center drain--add schluter drain set---slope new concrete floor---add backer board to walls---tilers mesh and thinset for all seams--

Then Hydro ban by Latacrete walls and floor--install tile---properly done the installation will be waterproof--curbless and nice to look at---

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