When I went to check on it about 17 hours after I completed it, so not fully cured but good and hard, I noticed the little specs of mix that had dried around some parts of the shower pan. Continuity is the concept. Once you have the correct amount of dry-pack you can start screeding the inside area of the pan using your perimeter screeds and the drain as a gauge to how much mortar needs to be removed. Carefully cut out the drain hole with a utility knife, making sure not to cut the hole too large. Otherwise, I can wait until it completely dries.
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They don't positively keep water from escaping the shower. Definitely not any major changes, but it felt nice to be able to smooth it out even more. Some of which you can see. How you can test your shower pan for leaks! Sometimes it is as simple as removing and replacing tile. We will be sure to keep this in mind as we start the shower installation process.
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This will be most noticeable as a disadvantage if the shower pan is being chosen for an older home, particularly if the pan already installed doesn't adhere to modern proportions. Veteran Contributer KGphoto, I do happen to be a pro, I make a pretty good living at it, but not too proud to ask a question or two if I need to. What is the proper install to avoid the backer board wicking moisture? I guess the shower was added after the House was built and they jackhammered and tied into the plumbing and just left loose gravel supporting the drain. It was sealed shut maybe used and returned? Is this something i should worry about?
No, create an account now. The lower drain part is app. Coat the bolt holes with clear silicone before tightening the pieces together. Plus, the goal is not a nearly waterproof layer, but one that will allow any moisture to percolate to the weep holes, assuming you are doing a liner and clamping drain. Create the Concrete Mixture Pour concrete mix into a bucket until it's about one-third full. The most common method is to cut the 2-by-4 boards down to length and stack three or four pieces on top of each other, nailing them together and to the subfloor, then covering them with the membrane liner that waterproofs the shower pan and goes under the concrete layer.