Neo angle shower base problem??

Old 09-28-04, 09:44 AM
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Neo angle shower base problem??

We're re-doing our bathroom, ripped out everything (lathe & plaster) and started installing the shower base. My brother-in-law told me the drywall (greenboard) goes behind the shower base, so we put in spacers, measured and drilled the drain hole, put concrete on the floor, and set in the base. Yesterday I was looking at the instructions (imagine that) and they say to put the base flush with the studs, put the drywall over the lip of the base and then the shower wall panels over that!! So now, I don't think the shower walls and doors are going to sit flush with the drywall so they can be caulked!!

Is there any way to get around this?? I'm thinking I can cut an extra strip of drywall to run just inside the door frame to space that out, and I'll just run the door over the lip of the shower base...Does anyone see any potential problems with this???

Old 09-28-04, 06:05 PM
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That terrible phrase is not going to sound good. "Do it right the first time!". Take it out and install as per instructions. The attach to the bare stud. What you will have is a mess and potential leaking. Caulk is one thing but this requires a sound solid surface. Once movement occurs, the caulk will not hold and you could be loking at major water damage, if not visible initially, it will be. Everything after installing the base depends on it. Don't forget to place joint compound or mortar mix under the shower base to ensure sound stable surface. Without it the base may crack and any flexing will cause leaks at the drain assembly. Ensure the base is LEVEL - ALL DIRECTIONS.

Good Luck!

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