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Old 02-16-2016, 04:07 PM   #46
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if your satisfied with all the dimensions, cement it in....
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:10 AM   #47
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Flange tight to the floor--pack with deck mud when you do the preslope.
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One more thing: I found this pipe buried in the dirt next to the other pipes. It's metal and it was not capped or sealed off in any way. I thought it was a piece of rebar until I poked the end of it with a stick and realized it was indeed a pipe. It was originally a few inches longer than you see in the picture and kinda in the way of me making the connections for the drain so I cut it down. There's water in it.

Looks like it may have been intended to be part of the manifold but they ended up not using it? Does it need to be capped off or something, or do I just rebury it?

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I doubt if that is anything more than scrap perhaps used to stake something in place before the concrete was poured.
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pull it and see if you can yank it out of the ground..make sure all the water is back on in the bathroom...
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I yanked on it pretty hard and it wasn't budging. I found it after digging to get more clearance to cut off the old p-trap. All the water is working fine.

I've filled the hole with sand up to the bottom of the foundation and about to fill the rest up with concrete.
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probably an old pipe from something...
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Now for the tricky part: My plan is to fill this window in with 8”x8”x4” glass block on the bottom, with a transom on top we can open up to get fresh air (see sketch). In the summer, this bathroom gets stiffling hot if you take a shower during the day (we’re in Texas). The rough opening is 36”x48”. Lowes and Home Depot both sell a vinyl 32”x14” transom window, which should be the same width as 4 of the glass blocks. A 2”x6” will fill in the extra space on each side.

How should I handle the trasition between the transom window and the glass blocks? Another 2x6? This thing is going to be exposed to water on both sides; from the shower and from the outside.

Any other ideas would be very welcome.



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Old 02-25-2016, 07:13 PM   #54
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I'm planning a tub to shower conversion on my next bathroom project. I was thinking a shower receptor but may try my hand at building a pan. I saw in some videos there are guides you can buy that will help get the right pitch from walls to drain. I'm looking forward to updates on this thread.
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Not much has happened so far. Still fretting over the window. I've ordered the glass block and the transom window from Home Depot. Waiting for all that to get in.

I did go ahead and lay the first board for the curb. Secured it with 7 Tapcon screws. I plan to layer 2 more on top for a total of 3. I also added some 2x4s where I'm reckoning the shower door will eventually hang.


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roughed in the niche and the bench . . . Yes, it's a bit over engineered.

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:44 AM   #57
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Window is done! I took a little hiatus from the shower project, but now back on it. Perhaps it was because I was unsure about how exactly I was going to go about it that I delayed it so long. It's funny; parts that I thought were going to be hard turned out to be not-so-bad, and parts that I thought were going to be a blow-off turned into a PITA.


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Old 06-04-2016, 10:00 PM   #58
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pre-slope done! Wasn't as difficult as I was expecting. Just took my time and kept a spray bottle of water close by to give the mud a spritz when it started to get dry on me.

I used a trick I saw on the web about using a self-leveling laser level to help keep the whole thing level. This turned out to be indispensable and I plan to use it on the actual shower pan.

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Old 06-14-2016, 12:03 AM   #59
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shower pan liner and leak test! crossing fingers for 24 hours.

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Old 08-07-2016, 01:38 PM   #60
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Sloooowly chugging along! Final deck poured; Durock installed; joints taped and mudded; and curb buttered. I just got done scraping over everything with my drywall knife to knock off all the little high points.

Next is 3 coats of RedGard, correct? Does everything look Kosher?

What about the seem between the Durock and the drywall outside the shower? I had planned on the tile to overlap this area, but does it still need to be taped and mudded?





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