New Shower on slab floor


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Old 11-02-03, 10:44 AM
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New Shower on slab floor

Hi All,

I am getting ready to make our new shower and going to use a pvc pan liner 40 mil. What is the common height of a curb?

Also this is my first one any help would be good

Thanks
in advance

Craig
 
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Old 11-02-03, 05:49 PM
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Craig,

Curbs are usually a minimum of 3 1/2 inches (4x4 W/T) but it is recommended by myself that it be 3 - 2x4 W/T laid flat. This allows for a good motar base inside shower with slope towards drain. I'd recommend CPE lining 40 mil versus PVC. You can buy other polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pan membranes but they tend to be stiffer and harder to work with. The PVC membranes have a memory and try to go back to their original shape when you try to bend them around wood corners. The CPE products are flexible and have no memory. They naturally conform to irregularities in wood framing and are very easy to work with. If it is necessary to seam pieces together, you use a special solvent that welds them together into one leak-proof piece.

These links should help in your venture,

http://www.leakyshower.com/ARTICLE%2...r%20Floors.htm

http://www.johnbridge.com/mortar_bed_shower_floor.htm

http://www.leakyshower.com/ARTICLE%2...20page%202.htm

Hope these help!
 
 

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