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Unread 02-08-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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PVC Pan, with wrinkles

The shower has in extruding corner very close to inside corner which created two nice long waves (wrinkles) in the liner my plumber installed. He said he tried for hours.

I decided to lay mud on top to see if the weight would keep it flat. After troweling the whole base and after dry upon inspection those areas are soft and crack when I push down and now I can see the liner sticking up through the mud.

Do I crack all the mud up and do what...screw a piece of hardi down to sub floor to keep it flat and silicone the hell out of it, or it cut it and x-15 it? Or can I lay a piece of 1/4" hardi on top and float mud on top? Any ideas?
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Unread 02-08-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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I'd say all the mud has to come up, liner too. Minor wrinkles can often be compressed by the mud as you mentioned, but it sounds like you already tried that. How thick is your mud layer? You may consider making it a little bit thicker (taller) next time. I usually like to have 1 3/4", even though that's a little more than the minimum.
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Unread 02-08-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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Hi Wazoo.
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There are some tricks you can use to relax a vinyl pan before installing
it. Im surprised none of this is in the liberry. I like to lay the pan over
the hood of my truck in the sun to warm up the vinyl and relax the
material. What happens when the pan material is folded is the folds
tend to stay, like the vinyl has a memory. The best thing to do to avoid
this problem is to roll the pan at the point of purchase as it comes off
the roll and not fold it. Installing the pan with care to flatten it out
helps a bunch too. If your pan is sooo buckled that your mud is weak,
hollow sounding and cracking i would suggest taking it out and redoing
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