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Old 12-28-2018, 09:52 AM   #1
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Reusing 60 year old terrazzo shower base. How to keep edges watertight


I have my shower room down to the studs. It has an old terrazzo shower pan which I hope to reuse. It had an inch high metal (lead?) edging around it. It was fairly decayed so most of it has broken off or been removed.

I have Wonderboard lite and Redguard ready to go up, but I'm not sure if I need something to further waterproof the section between the shower pan and the backerboard? I had a drywall guy in and he mentions that there is usually a rubber strip on new shower pans that prevents water ingress.

Is there something I should do before putting on the wonderboard / tile?
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Old 12-28-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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It had an inch high metal (lead?) edging around it. It was fairly decayed so most of it has broken off or been removed.
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How about a full pic of the entire base? What do you plan to use for the walls?
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It has an old terrazzo shower pan which I hope to reuse.
It needs to be replaced (and I think you already know that).

You can hope and wish this and that all you want but with all of the work that you have into this so far don't skip this critical step.
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Seems like a sledgehammer is the order of the day, thanks!
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