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Old 08-31-2017, 06:04 PM   #16
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I know it says it is OK for bed lining in a shower, but I cringe to think what the drain is doing in time.

In an experiment once, I actually took the PVC liner and after fitting it in the 4 corners, I brought it out into a berm area and formed the area, packing sand mix in the berm ( a little wet). The PVC came to the top of the berm so it was continuous from the corners through the middle of the berm. Logic told me it wouldn't leak, which it never has.
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I ended up doing some of my mud floor with it and after it's cured, its on there pretty good. There was a spot where a glob of it dried up so when I tried taking it off, it took some effort to peel it off with the edge of a trowel. It came off cleanly without peeling the rest of it off. This was several days after its been applied so it had a lot of time to cure
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I disagree that a pan can't be done by a homeowner. Someone who wants to take the time to follow instructions and do it right can make a nice shower pan.

I guess I just don't trust most people. And the includes a lot of professionals.

I wouldn't trust any shower I didn't do myself or watch, like a hawk, a build someone else did.

I've seen too much "I've always done it this way and never had a problem" bs.
Aint that the truth. These days around here contractors sub things out to other guys that either don't have a clue what they're doing or have just been doing it wrong from the very beginning. Sure there are some people that do things right but they're clearly in the minority. I don't like dealing with many contractors because I feel like I have to babysit to make sure things are done correctly. Heck, my house is built in '03 and the basement bathroom tile was installed on green board. Problems won't show up till years later when they're long gone.

I built a shower pan myself the right way (thanks to this forum and the tile elf website years ago) not to mention reno'd the whole bathroom and numerous other projects. It wasn't easy, but I learned a lot from it and it's certainly DIYable. Just the other day a friend was telling me how his contractor said they didn't need to use a liner for the tile shower pan.. *facepalm*

I did see a cool bathroom the other day with a walk in curbless shower. Pretty darn cool. Looks like a fun project to tackle down the road. Pretty cool how it's basically a structural pan that is premade you install in place of the subfloor (so you don't need to notch joists). I'm sure it's not cheap but probably worth it for a curbless shower.
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