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Old 07-08-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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I am looking at putting in a shower in a basement and had a question about putting in the shower pan. I am planning on having a linear slope to a trench drain, which I assume works the same except for the top piece.

I am familiar with making a shower pan with mortar and membrane, but today I came across a method that used a different waterproofing system. It seemed a lot simpler, and I was wondering if it is a viable option or if I should go the membrane route.

If anyone has negative experience with trench drains let me know. The plan was a doorless large shower, and I think a linear drainage system would work better and that made me think trench v. traditional drainage.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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Just realized I didn't post what I was talking about...

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/...-shower-cheap/
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Look up Latacrete--Hydroban---I do not trust Red Guard for a shower pan--might work but I trust the thicker Hydroban---the sealing of the Hydroban to your drain is the key to success---that link misses that detail--
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What brand trench drain are you planning on using?

I'm putting Kerdi membrane under my floor, one straight slope to the trench, no muss no fuss.
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If anyone has negative experience with trench drains let me know.
No personal experience, but there was a thread floating around here recently that mentioned when choosing one, you want to make sure you can remove the grate for easy cleaning and maintenance.
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