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Old 10-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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installing a new shower unit

The manufactory says to install a pad under the base if installing on concreat. Are they talking about vinyl? vinyl flooring.

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Old 10-14-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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I read your other post stating that the reason for a pad is to prevent squeaking. This makes no sense, since the base should not move at all once installed. Only "pad" I am aware of under a shower or tub is a mortarbed. This is mortar poured under the base to prevent the bottom from flexing when someone enters it. Plastic sheeting is laid down for moisture protection and then pre-mixed mortar is piled under the base and then the base set into it and secured.

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