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Old 04-18-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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tile shower pre-slope


Please help. I am building a tile shower and want this one to last, so here is my dilemma: I mixed Quikrete sand/topping mix for the pre-slope, and used pre-slope sticks from the Mark E goof-proof kit I bought to go along with it. Preslope dried for six months before I did any more work. Installed the liner earlier this week. Leak-tested it last night; it held water up to within half an inch of the two by four curb top.

My problem is I have small puddles of water standing around the liner. The creases in the liner where it was folded up in the kit will not flatten out, and act as water dams. Also, the drainage slant was changed by the installation of the upper clamping ring of the drain that holds the liner down. I used silicone caulk on the bottom of the liner between it and the drain, and noticed that some of the caulk turned white under the water. I did not apply any sealer to the top of the pan liner, only the bottom. I will upload pictures if necessary.
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Post a picture---if the pooling is serious--you could pull the liner from the wall and slip some more deck mud under the liner.

That silicone that is discoloring--is it 100% silicone? Was the tube ever frozen?
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Hi, Mike. I have several photos, but don't know how to upload them.
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There is a 'sticky' in the introduction section with instructions telling how to reduce pictures and post them---I never did figure it out---someone younger and more savvy will have to help you on that issue--
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Upload them to imgur.com
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click on post reply
click on the paperclip
Click on browse in popup
Double click on your picture
Click on upload in popup next to browse and wait until it stop saying wait
Click on close window in popup
click on paper clip again and scroll down a little
click under manage attachments
press enter
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Boy... That's a shower pan system I've never heard of....
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Boy... That's a shower pan system I've never heard of....
Let me be the first to tell you that the "goof-proof" kit is evidently for goofuses naive enough to buy a $188 kit thinking it will let them construct a tile shower. It is literally money right down the drain. There is no substitute for building a tile shower they way experienced homebuilders construct one.
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I demolished the entire preslope and started over, throwing the remainder of that kit in the trash.
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I am a whiz at uploading photos; I see now why I couldn't find a paperclip symbol in the thread posting box. It says under posting rules that I may not post attachments or edit my posts.
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I am a whiz at uploading photos; I see now why I couldn't find a paperclip symbol in the thread posting box. It says under posting rules that I may not post attachments or edit my posts.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f36/ I would tell them under "site help and suggestions" They can fix that.
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To post pictures you need to click 'Go Advanced' in the box below the 'uick reply' window---there you will find the paperclip--
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