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  1. Which shower drain do I get?

    Plumbing
    I'll be using a shower base, the plumbing is 2 inch black ABS. Shower base: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sterling-Ensemble-White-Vikrell-Shower-Base-30-in-W-x-60-in-L-with-Right-Drain/3966795
  2. Shower Drain

    Plumbing
    I recently installed a new acrylic shower pan and I used Oatey "no-caulk" drain (metal). I did a water leak test for 3 days and I saw a small amount of moisture at the bottom. On inspecting I found the water is probably dripping in a small quantity from the gasket itself becasue the silicon seal...
  3. Bathroom Walls What wall substrate should I use????

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    HELLO EVERYONE I am about to start the build of a shower. The Plan has been for a while to buy all Kerdi products. This old house has movement in the exterior wall even with my new lateral bracing and rat run installed. NOT A TON BUT ENOUGH TO BE WORRIED ABOUT. WITH THAT SAID.... Has anyone...
  4. Reusing 60 year old terrazzo shower base. How to keep edges watertight

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    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...
  5. Mud shower pan - bad?

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm doing work on my existing mud shower pan. It's something I was hoping to avoid (was just wanting to repair grout), but it became evident that pan work was necessary. I'm *really* hoping to avoid having to just replace the whole pan, which would make it a much bigger job than I planned...
  6. Walk In Shower - Kerdi vs Dry Pack

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am planning my bathroom remodel and I will be building a neo shaped walk-in shower. If it has a glass door is it a "walk in"? Anyway, because of the shape the Kerdi 48 x 48 base would have to be cut to suit. Is that a good idea or should I make my own with dry pack mortar? Also, what's the...
  7. Shower Pre-slope Mortar

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I have put in a pre-slope mortar bed for a shower pan using the Pre-Pitch system and 4 to 1 Mortar bed mix. Before I install the liner there are a couple of places that aren't sloping to the drain almost level. What can I do to fix the problem? Can I mix up a little more mortar adjust the...
  8. KBRS Shower Pan

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I recently purchased a KBRS shower pan. The directions call for it to be set in thin-set when installing but my plumber continues to insist that I shouldn't use thin-set and instead use construction adhesive. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  9. Hole around shower drain

    Plumbing
    First time poster here, so please help if you can. I am attempting to do my own walk in shower, I tore out the prefab shower stall and ran into this: well I guess it wont let me post attachments so I will tell you. Its probably a 10"x10" frame inside the concrete slab, around the shower drain...
  10. Shower base

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone has ever set a shower base in foam instead of mortar? Its only 32x32 and would be much easier to get non expanding foam and use that instead of mixing up mortar. Thanks
  11. dry pack mud

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    shower floor How thick can the dry pack mud be for the shower floor. If I need 4" should I have some sort of wire in there? I will be using Kerdi membrane over the floor. Thanks
  12. Installing new larger shower stall

    Plumbing
    I'm planning on installing a new shower that's bigger than my existing one. My existing shower is 34" by 36". The new shower will be 36" by 36". I think that the drain will not align exactly with the new shower. Do I have to break up the concrete and reposition the drain line or is there an...
  13. Custom shower tray choices in GTA

    Plumbing
    I am looking at custom sized shower tray options for a second floor bathroom. The best option I have seen so far is the cultured marble, for which I've found two manufacturers in the Toronto area. In the first case the product looks quite good but the flanges on the sides of the tray (the...
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