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Old 08-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #151
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I found this site too late. I have become a victim of the tile redi pan. I have a 32x60 that I tried to back butter but the mortar fell out when putting it down. I would like to try and flip it over, fill with mortar and put a piece of 1\4 in hardie on top of the mortar filled ribs (maybe put a few screws to hold it in place. Then use thin set or construction adhesive to hold the hardie to the concrete sub floor. The only problem is that I won't be able to screw the hardie into the concrete. Will the thinset or adhesive hold it in place. If anyone is still reading this thread I would appreciate some feedback. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:58 AM   #152
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That plan is unlikely to succeed--there is no way to insure that the backer board will stick to the floor successfully.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #153
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If the mortar fell off the tiles you back buttered, the mix wasn't correct. That's not the pan's fault.
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I am not using the back butter for the tile but to install the pan. Thanks for the input mike. I guess I'll try to put down a wetter mortar mix. 3rd time is the charm. If it doesn't work this time I will be taking a sledge hammer to it.
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Those people must have great lawyers----the pan design is a huge failure---

I build a lot of pans using a membrane---costs about $140 for the drain set--square cover --membrane and mud----never tried one of those shower ready pans---How to build a shower - Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner and curb.

Let us know how things work out-----
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #156
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I'll be following this thread for sure. When we were building our house, I looked into using a Tile Redi pan for the standalone shower but ended up not using one. Be interesting to see what troubles I dodged.
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I just installed a Redi Base in a small (about 3x3) shower. After reading all the tips/reviews - I was scared to install it. I basically did this and it's as solid as a rock (I'm about 260 pounds and have jumped all over the base and kicked it around and it doesn't budge). I put in wonderboard down first over the framed wood shower floor. (I used modified thinset and screws). Then I just dumped modified thinset using a 1/2" trowel down and put the redi base on it (pretty much what they say to do). I put 4 bags of dry thinset on top of the redi base to weight it down. Went back the next morning and it was done. I did rinse off the bottom of the base w/a garden hose before installing. I've seen where some have had no problems and others have had lots of problems. I've heard of some using screws to hold it down and all types of adhesives.... I don't know why there were issues - mine was as easy to install as it said. I'm guessing that a flat floor and weighing down the base after putting it over thinset is key. If I had it to do over again - I'd use it again, but get it done quicker as I'm not so nervous about it anymore! G'Luck!
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:25 PM   #158
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If installing on a concrete slab, (one story home) What should I do the the concrete before I Maipei this thing down
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