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shower base - concrete or (by elliot [RI]) Oct 15, 2020 7:56 PM
       shower base - concrete or (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 15, 2020 9:42 PM
       shower base - concrete or (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Oct 15, 2020 11:50 PM
       shower base - concrete or (by Scott [IN]) Oct 16, 2020 11:00 AM
       shower base - concrete or (by RentsDue [MA]) Oct 16, 2020 4:00 PM
       shower base - concrete or (by elliot [RI]) Oct 16, 2020 8:01 PM
       shower base - concrete or (by Steve [MA]) Oct 17, 2020 7:11 AM

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shower base - concrete or (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2020 7:56 PM
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I am building a 5'x5' shower base with shower pan liner. The drain has a fancy add-on piece that added almost 2" to base of the drain level.

Traditionally I would use concrete mix to build up to the drain.. In this case, its on 3rd floor and I am looking for carrying minimum up there. I am looking for alternatives to fill the base, then add a 1/2" cement/sand mix to build the pitch etc.

Option 0. 7 - 8 bags 80lb. concrete mix (yuck!)

Option 1. I can fill with bunch scrap cement boards, then pour cement/sand mix.

Option 2. lay down 1" to 1.5" rigid foam boards, then pour.. (subfloor is solid, not sure if the foam board will ever compress.. )

--71.117.xxx.xx




shower base - concrete or (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2020 9:42 PM
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When I build a shower, I never use a "liner"! They never last that long on upper floors in areas where the ground can shift there are earthquakes. Instead I will use the two piece 2" shower drain and do a hot mop....then test, fill in with cement. Then tile. --47.155.xx.xxx




shower base - concrete or (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2020 11:50 PM
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Consider looking at Schluter shower products where can build a complete shower assembly. View some videos on You Tube. --147.194.xxx.xx




shower base - concrete or (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 11:00 AM
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Relating to option 2. Dupont(Styrofoam Highload) and others make high compressive strength XPS foam boards that might be suitable for your application. I would look at the 40 psi board for this. --107.141.xx.xxx




shower base - concrete or (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 4:00 PM
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KBRS custom makes our shower bases. They are quick and can make just about anything you want and ship it to you. --75.133.xxx.xx




shower base - concrete or (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 8:01 PM
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www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TYT72BS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Not much you can do when the linear drain is much higher than the drain.. I guess the size 5'x5' made the mortar mix a decent amount of work and weight.

I will definitely look into XPS foam boards to make life slightly easier.. thx --71.117.xxx.xx




shower base - concrete or (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 7:11 AM
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Elliot, take a look at Neodrain Linear Shower Drain 12-Inch with Removable Grate, Professional Brushed 304 Stainless Steel Rectangle Shower Floor Drain Manufacturer,Floor Shower Drain With Hair Strainer [www.amazon.com/Neodrain-Removable-Professional-Stainless-Manufacturer/dp/B01MR43QX7/ref=psdc_6808091011_t1_B07TYT72BS]

I think it will do what you want & require a lot less fill --71.174.xxx.xx



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