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What kind of mortar would you use under the shower base?

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There are two ways that I would do it depending on the width of the ledge on top of shower base. If you have enouch room I would shim studs with strips of material thick enough to bring the surface out even with flange on shower base. Then I would put cement board(wonder board) on wall and over shower flange to set on top of shower base. Finish seams on wall board per manufacturers directions,Let seam filler dry then seal with thompsons water seal or equivalent sealer. Let that dry then tile on that grouting and sealing with quality caulk at joint between shower base and tile.
If ledge on shower base is not wide enough then I would place cement board directly to studs then use filler strips on face of shower base flange to bring two surfaces flush. Water seal let dry and tile again coming down over top of shower. Grout and caulk to finish. P.S. I would use a siliconized latex emulsifier to mix in with grout. It gives a better ware proof seal. Hope this helps you. Good luck and thank you.

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Anyone can install a water bathtub, but to do it right so that it will last a lifetime takes some time to make sure that it is installed properly. If installed correctly the bathtub you install will be well supported and will not experience the stress that ones that are not installed properly will experience.

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If you take the time to notch out for the lip on the tub or the tub/shower unit, your dry wall will not have to bow out over it. Place the unit in place and mark the studs, then chisel out ¼” deep so that the tub sits back and the lip is flush with the face of the studs.

Once you have the unit “fitted” exactly to the space, you are then ready to install the bathtub or tub/shower unit. By this I mean that I “set” the unit in a bed of mortar to make sure that the bottom of the unit and the unit it’s self cannot possible move or flex when weight is in it. To do this you need to make a bed to set the tub into.

Depending on the size of the unit, usually one bag of mortar mix will be sufficient for one fixture. Mix the water with the mix right before you are ready to set the unit. Make sure that the mix is stiff enough so that when you place it on a pile it will stay and not run. Now place the mortar in the center under where the unit will set. Place a sufficient amount so that you will have to press down on the unit to “set” it into the mortar.

Carefully place the unit in place and gently press it into the mortar until it is sitting level. You can now place a couple of screws into the lip to hold it in place until the mortar gets hard. After a few hours the mortar will be hard and will fully support your unit. The bottom of the unit will not be able to flex at all and your unit will be on the road to outlasting you!

You can now finish the remaining wall, then trim the unit and finish the walls. Plumbing can now be installed. Remember to provide access to the plumbing just in case of future problems.

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Seem to have water leaking under shower into storage competition ment, tried caulking only happens when shower is on and someone is in it very frustrating


Very often happens for a number of reasons

Bad caulking around the shower base and the base drops with the weight of the occupant allowing water past the caulking.

Crack and bad seal on a wall tile.

A split in the base itself which opens up with weight and you can't see with the base empty.

A leak in the pipes behind the wall from the mixer unit to the shower head.

Split pipes or fitting to the drain.

Best way is a full tear down, refurbishment and start anew :>)

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I bought a maax shower base. i am going to intall a cement board on the wall, water proof it and then tile over it. The shower base has a flange that is 1/4'' thick. do i install the cement board on top of...


There are two ways that I would do it depending on the width of the ledge on top of shower base. If you have enouch room I would shim studs with strips of material thick enough to bring the surface out even with flange on shower base. Then I would put cement board(wonder board) on wall and over shower flange to set on top of shower base. Finish seams on wall board per manufacturers directions,Let seam filler dry then seal with thompsons water seal or equivalent sealer. Let that dry then tile on that grouting and sealing with quality caulk at joint between shower base and tile.
If ledge on shower base is not wide enough then I would place cement board directly to studs then use filler strips on face of shower base flange to bring two surfaces flush. Water seal let dry and tile again coming down over top of shower. Grout and caulk to finish. P.S. I would use a siliconized latex emulsifier to mix in with grout. It gives a better ware proof seal. Hope this helps you. Good luck and thank you.

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What do I use and how do I keep the shower base level.


Hi, As with most shower trays, you must bed the tray down onto a suitable floor ( ie; solid and dry) surface using a bedding down mixture. Weak mix sand and cement is ideal for this purpose. Mix sand and cement at a ratio of about 5 or 6 to 1 and spread out on to the area where the tray is going. NOTE: it is important that the mixture is spread out evenly and touches all of the underside of the tray. Make sure you seal the floor a day before using a water and PVA glue sealant mixture so that the mortar will stick. Tap down the tray BY HAND or by using your fist, and use a spirit level on all four edges until the tray is completely level ( or as near as you can get it) I have provided a link for you with the full installation instructions. Hope this was of help to you.
http://www.americh.com/site/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=19&Itemid=12

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Much as I hate to say it, if you can't find a matching shower base, you will have to move the drain. If you have concrete this is quite a job. I would certainly make every effort to find a matching base. I don't know the details of your setup but I assume there is no extra room under the base to plumb into the drain. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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