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creating your own shower base

Posted by john measles on February 24th, 2003 07:15 AM
In reply to Building a walk in shower by greg giroux on February 18th, 2003 01:12 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> JohnBridgeForum by doug seibert on 07/29/2006

first thing you need to do is to buy a shower liner. that is a peice of rubber you can install easily , fold it up the edges of the shower walls approximatly 6 to 8 inches. there also needs to be a curb near the entrance of the shower, to stop the water from exiting the shower. that is usually done by stacking 3 2x4's on top of each other and nailing to the floor. the rubber should over lap this curb. once rubber is down then you need to pour concrete on top of the rubber. buy ready mix concrete with no aggragate, (rocks) . concrete should be sloped approximatly 2 inches up the sides of the wall to about an inch at the center near the drain.just enough pitch in the floor for the water to run towards the drain. let that set up for a day then you are ready to do tile. thin set mortar mix can be troweld on and tiles set in place. as far as the curb is concerned in relation to the concrete pour you did. the curb should have dura rock nailed to it to adhere the tile to. dura rock is a sheet of concrete so to speak. much like a sheet of dry wall . not easy to cut but it can be done with a knife. leaves rough edges but it gets you close to what you need or want.

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