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Unread 05-08-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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Ideas For Mudding 12x4 Shower Floor

I'm having a brain fart with how im gona go about mudding this 12x4 shower without having too much slope. The drain is in the center, and there is only one shower head. I know it sounds wierd, but i just tile it. The only thing i could think of is to do the center of it, so a 4x4 area like a regular shower and ramp the 2 outside 4x4 remander areas towards the drain. I'll have to scribe these peices, and dont know if it will look so good that way. Thats why im looking for any other ideas. Thanks
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Unread 05-09-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like the best way to me. It should look fine
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Unread 05-09-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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Hello TLH,
Your idea will work to keep your pitch comfortable but the perimeter of the pan won't be level, and that bugs some people. What size tile wil you be using on the walls? I suppose it's too late to reconfigure the drain to have two grills?
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Unread 05-09-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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If they can't do a second drain, I would do a standard slope with a level perimeter all the way around the shower, & maybe turn the slope down just a little to around 1" of total slope instead of the normal 1 9/16". It does become more important to have straight line slopes though when you have a flatter pitch.
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Unread 05-09-2006, 03:45 PM   #5
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as shauggn said two drains along the centre line would be a great way to pitch and be level around the perimetre
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Unread 05-09-2006, 04:03 PM   #6
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well,
I did it the traditional way, level all the way around the parameter. I ended up just toning down the slope a little. It shouldnt be a problem seeing how it only has one shower head in the center, and there is 5-6 ft on either side of drain. The part i was worring about that is about 2ft on either side of drain didnt turn out so bad. I still can't believe someone would want a shower that big, and only have 1 shower head. I'm use to people with half that size puting like 6 jets, 2 shower heads, and a big soaker from th ceiling. Waste of space. Oh yeah, it took 10 bags of mix to do the floor too. Biggest floor ive done so far. Thanks for the replies, next time i'll post when i have time to read the replies before I do the job.
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