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Old 06-26-2019, 04:06 PM   #16
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The tape is waterproof in case anyone was wondering.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:08 PM   #17
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Drain assembly, it has a rubber hub that the linear drain slides into.

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Old 06-26-2019, 04:16 PM   #18
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Waterproofing applied, I used a roller and a chip brush. The waterproofing is USG Durock Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane. Its approved as a shower pan liner in some local codes. So no more expensive vinyl pans with their bulky corners. 2 coats makes it waterproof, I applied 3. It runs about 150 bucks for 3-1/2 gallons





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Old 06-26-2019, 04:40 PM   #19
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Finally ready for the shower pan to be packed. I made a "form" for my linear drain so I could screed off it. I measured the distance from the wall to the drain to determine how thick to make my boards around the perimeter to get the slope right. Now I have everything in place to make screeding my mud almost idiot proof.



I pulled the form for the drain, and then packed the drain in place

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Old 06-26-2019, 04:42 PM   #20
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I have 1/4" per foot slope in my shower. Im almost ready to waterpoof again.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:45 PM   #21
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Floor is waterproofed, shower pan is cured. First coat, done.



Second coat,and 3rd coat done. 3 Coats is overkill, but I have plenty of material so Ima use it.

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Old 06-26-2019, 04:49 PM   #22
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Now the floor and shower are ready to go, Ill remove the remaining sheetrock in the shower and install durock. I also installed 30# roofing felt to my studs before I put the durock up to give it a back up waterproofing. Ill roll on the blue stuff later.



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Old 06-26-2019, 04:52 PM   #23
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All the seams get a mesh applied then thinset troweled flat over that to seal it up. Same goes for the prefabbed niches. The niches are styrofoam and fit between 16" O.C. studs I've made niches before and this is way easier. Also side note when installing the niches place them so the bottom corner is at full tile height. That will make it look "professional"
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:55 AM   #24
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Now that the shower walls are installed I can finish the waterproofing.

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Old 06-27-2019, 09:13 AM   #25
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Now the fun part, setting tile. Its coming together NOW. Ceiling done. I had concerns with this large format tile and going over 1/2" drywall on the ceiling. I reinforced the drywall by adding studs between the trusses in the attic. Im glad I did, because the trusses are 24" O.C. and the tile added about 200#'s to it. I used a polymer modified thinset (not cheap) and used latex instead of water to mix it. Then I skim coated the drywall let that set, then butter each individual tile with the appropriate trowel for large format tile. None fell or sagged. These tile are 12"X 24"

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Old 06-27-2019, 09:21 AM   #27
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Dark emperador marble for the floor. I needed to set the floor before doing the shower floor. Again to get the slope right in the shower, especially since this has no curb.

I intentionally left out marble in areas that are covered up by the vanity and the tub. I made a form of sorts for the tub to set on and hold it in place while I caulk it to the floor. It also serves as reinforcement for the tub bottom in the when full of water and people.

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Old 06-27-2019, 09:31 AM   #28
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Lets talk about the tub. I received it without a overflow hole. At first I though that was ok I wanted to fill it all the way with water. The more I thought about it, I realized it need a overflow. I talked to a home inspector and he suggested if there were ever a flooding problem for any reason the insurance company might not pay based on the tub not having one. It was the right choice to install one, but it added another thing to the list of things I needed to get done. Not to mention I would be drilling a GIANT hole in this beautiful copper tub, and if I got it wrong that would be really really bad.

I broke out the laser and the tape measure to get it lined up with the drain. Marked everything, checked it about 4 more times. Then used a auto center punch to get the pilot hole marked and drilled.

Its copper so its reasonably soft, I used a hole saw on my cordless to drill the 2 holes. Overflow at the top of the tub, and one at the bottom to connect the overflow to the drain.





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Old 06-27-2019, 09:39 AM   #29
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I found some drain kits for these "soaking" tubs and the manufacturers are very proud of these. So proud in fact, I decided to make my own and save a few bucks. Since my drain assembly is against a wall and probably wont be seen I opted for a pre made tub drain with overflow in ABS black. I had to buy additional 2' section of ABS pipe, to reach the overflow. I saved almost a hundred bucks by doing it this way. I spent about 30 bucks for this version.



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The tub drain kit included a pop up drain, and overflow cover. I matched the hardware in the bathroom and got the brushed nickel version.

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