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Shower base We installed a one piece shower base, but later discovered there is some flex around the outside perimeter of it. Is there anyway to shim or reinforce this without starting over?

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Sorry to say. the answer is no.
since it is a one piece. the only way for you enforced the tub is from under neath, which is from the inside.

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