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Old 05-09-2018, 03:14 PM   #1
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Curbless shower draining problem


Curbless shower: draining problem

We have underfloor heating in the bathroom including the shower area. The linear drain is at a right angel to the shower fixtures and parallel to a planned glass panel that will separate the shower from the bathroom cabinets.
The Shower floor slopes slightly toward the wall opposite from the shower-faucet and away from the drain. That causes a beat of water to run along the bathtub to the wall opposite the shower fixtures and along that wall into the bathroom. Also toward the end of the drain the water does not enter the drain but runs around it and into the bathroom.
The contractor has pulled a couple of the tiles up and was thinking we may be able to insert a shallow custom made drain extension. I don't think that is possible and am wondering what the best solution to this problem would be. Thank you for your time.
On the attached photo I drew the path that the water takes.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:07 PM   #2
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sadly little late in process to check pitch of flooring
could have used ball bearings or even marbles IMO.

what is subfloor constructed of? is entire floor heated by 1 circuit?

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Wow.... I've done a heated shower and how you would extend that drain thru the electric pad is beyond me....

But is not your only alternative basically to rip out your entire shower bed and rebuild/re pour it.

Why not try it.... I assume it is on him... or his sub.
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DR P and MTN REMODEL LLC thank you very much for your reply.

This is a second floor remodel and the subfloor is plywood. White pre-sloped Styrofoam was placed on top of the plywood. I do not know what brand was used but we suspect it may have been laid down and stepped on causing it to compact.. Just a guess?

The floor is heated by two circuits. One for under shower is red wire and the rest of the bathroom is blue wire.

The contractor is now planning on tearing out a bunch of tiles, including the first row of wall tiles and building enough of a slope to correct the drainage. It is a 79 inch shower and the slope is only bad on the side opposite the fixtures about the last two feet from the wall on the drain side and about 3.5 feet from the wall on the bathtub side. The floor tile is installed under the Bathtub surround stone. The tile along the tub will then just be cut and the new tile will be placed against the tub.
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DR P and MTN REMODEL LLC thank you very much for your reply.

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Is it at all possible to repair the waterproofing by gluing (using special glue) new waterproofing on top of the ripped up waterproofing?
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