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Unread 11-26-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Basement bathroom

I have done some tile work on floors (2 bathrooms), but am now wanting to try my hand at a shower in my basement. I am starting from scratch as there is no bathroom currently in my basement. We would like a large shower (34" X 60"). I have read thru the forums, and there seems to be alot of knowledge floating around these pages, so I am asking for some HELP. Here are some questions I have so far:
(1) When I stud up the walls, is it necessary to notch the studs for the liner installation?
(2) When putting in my pre-slope, do I need to put something on the floor first to help with adhesion (concrete floor)?
(3) When installing walls, is a cement backer board better or should it be felt paper, mesh, and mortar?
(4)Do you always install 4 mil poly regardless of cement board or mesh?
(5) Has anyone ever tried the Quick Pitch system for correct drainage on final slope?
I am sure I will have more questions as I move along, but answers to these questions will help me get started. I look forward to having a place to ask for more help.
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Unread 11-26-2004, 04:36 PM   #2
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1. I would, makes for a neater job, no bowing of the walls over it.

2. You can use some Modified thinset, mix it a little wet and brush it on the floor, lay your mud over it while still wet, or just mix a little portland cement and water and use that in the same fashion.

3. 15lb. roofing felt or 4 or 6 mill poly, then 1/2" cementboard.

4. No mesh needed anywhere on the walls, just the vapor barrier.

5. I haven't, sorry.
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Unread 11-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #3
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Hi Jimbo.

You got some pipes down there inna basement, to get the water in, AND out?
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Unread 11-26-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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My plumber is coming next Saturday to rough in for supply and drain.
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Unread 11-26-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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Hi Jimbo,

No patch stuff for the floor. Do it like in the "LIberry." Deck mud.

Definitely notch the studs. It's easy when you're building the walls. Notch them before you nail them in.
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Unread 11-27-2004, 08:19 PM   #6
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John, Have you ever heard of the "Quick Pitch" kit for final slope? If not, I could give you the web site for it. It seems like it would work well, but I have some concerns about leaving the "legs" in the deck mud. 7 hours today of demo concrete and clay (2 1/2' deep to get to cross pipe for drain)
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Unread 11-27-2004, 09:53 PM   #7
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Jimbo,
The quick pitch system works fine, I used it in my first shower that I did. However, I would never use it again for the simple reason that doing a shower pan is not that hard. As long as you cut some screed boards that will fit into the shower that you are constructing, and have a couple different length levels you will be fine.

The quick pitch turned out to be more hassle than good in that when you screed down to the quick pitch arms, you are always cutting into another plane that you created by screeding across other quick pitch arms. Trust me it gives you confidence in attempting your 1st shower pan, but for me it was more time consuming than doing it without.
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Unread 11-28-2004, 09:52 AM   #8
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I've met the guy who invented it and who markets it. The product is a waste of time as far as I'm concerned.
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Unread 11-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info on the Quick Pitch.
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