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Old 10-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Replacing a shower pan


I have a single threshold shower with a tile shower pan that desperately needs to be replaced. The are gaping black cracks around the floor of the shower and tile around the outside of the shower door has started to fall off revealing rot behind them. To me it would seem like the pan needs to be replaced. I have a friend who lays tile and has offered to help, but in the interest of getting his help where its most needed (installing the new pan) I thought I would go ahead and remove the old one. Beyond those facts I'm at a loss. I have never done this before but it would seem like I would need to invest in an angle grinder and cut on the grout line 3 or 4 rows of tile above the floor all the way around and then hammer out the tile and backing for everything below that line. Its pretty possible I'm way off here and would welcome any suggestions.
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Usually the walls need to be replaced also--------

If you do want to save part of the wall---the cut must be behind a tile--so pry off a row of tiles---then make the cut---that repair and the portion of the backer above the pan must be waterproofed before you new tile is installed.
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It's going to rain all day----I have a lot to do---all outside-----
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It's going to rain all day----I have a lot to do---all outside-----
Me too.It's rained three days straight here and still coming
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gosh, i feel guilty,,, have a 09.30 tee time + 2 quik inspections/evaluations,,, but i don't feel REAL guilty
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gosh, i feel guilty,,, have a 09.30 tee time + 2 quik inspections/evaluations,,, but i don't feel REAL guilty
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I had planned on replacing the shower pan completely, just wanted to be sure taking it all the way back to the studs was what was needed. I have looked into fiberlgass shower pans, as well as the foam kits and the regular PVC shower pan liners.
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You are right--take out the pan completely---plan on replacing the drain set also---
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