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Unread 09-18-2020, 07:11 AM   #1
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Schluter Shower Pan is Flat - Is OK?

I have a Schluter shower pan that is off centre for a shower install. The one shower pan panel is sloped with the drain close to the shower fixture wall. The second shower pan panel is flat. The cut down dimension of the two panels together is 32 x 60. Is it ok to have the one 32 x 30 panel flat, or do you need to create a slope in some way. There is no overhead shower head.

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Unread 09-18-2020, 07:23 AM   #2
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That's the pre-formed pan meant to replace a standard tub?

I've never seen one of those but having one section flat doesn't sound right to me. Are you certain it is flat? It measures the same thickness on all 4 sides?
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Thanks, my error.

Should have checked closer, yes there is a drop of 5/16 over the 30". And, 1-1/2 " high all around 3 sides.
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When using those preformed pans, you must ensure that your floor is perfectly level prior to installing it, or things will not drain well.

You could use half of it, but that would make a pretty small shower, essentially, it might not even meet minimum code for size once you put the tile on the walls (I think the minimum size is 900-sqin, so, without walls, it's just at that minimum). And, the perimeter would not be the same height all around, which can work, but most people prefer the bottom row to be consistent all the way around the pan.
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If it's over a 30" run, it should be dropping a minimum of 5/8". 5/16" is only half of what you need to drain properly.

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Unread 09-18-2020, 06:49 PM   #6
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And unfortunately, Kevin, that seems to be the slope we often see reported for those Schluter foam trays.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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