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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Anyone ever build a shower pan/tub?

Hey Guys,

I have a customer who wants a 3'x4' standard tile shower pan.......except he wants to build it up like a tub and take a bath in the thing once in a while! (Yes he's really short) He's really a quirky guy but has a beautiful 3 story victorian home. The bathroom is on the 2nd story. Current shower pan is a 60"x48" hot mop with a standard curb. Any ideas other than building a box and inserting a tub? Anyone ever build a shower/tub? Gotta have an overflow drain i'd assume. I should add that we have the option of going back to 60".

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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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Yes you can build a custom tub any size or shape. We call them Roman Tubs around here, I know it can be hot mopped but guys around here have other theory's!
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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Anyone have picture(s) of one?
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If its already mopped just scratch, float and tile it. Unless you plan on tearing out the mop and starting over of course, which....some of us might do
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:52 PM   #5
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No Jack...he has a regular shower now. Regardless it's going to need to be waterproofed 3" above the new tub height. I would assume your going to build the tub 18-20" deep?
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Hey Brad, welcome to the forums dude. You may need a quick answer for this job, and I get it. Been there. Stick around though afterwards. The more CA mud guys the happier I am lol =) Ya know, mops are great but its good to know "other methods" Get to know liquid membranes, and sheet membranes. Schluter "Kerdi" ....Laticrete Hydroban are just a couple names. You can use the search tab above to find more reading than you may want. I've been around here for a while and been too lazy... I always just piss everyone off and start a new thread and ask a question thats been asked 20 times already lol...pretty much what most people do. Welcome to the crowd.
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This is in no way any less waterproof than a tub. Laticrete's "Hydroban" Applied per instructions with minimal overkill. http://www.hamiltontileandstone.com/...ains-and-pools
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Unread 08-17-2011, 12:31 AM   #9
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Dang HotMop! Thats exactly what I need. Did you frame it up conventionally and go from there? I was trying to decipher from your pic. I'm going to build one of these, nice job! Any do's or don'ts you want to add, I'm all ears. Thanks!
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Unread 08-17-2011, 12:42 AM   #10
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great topic, I have never did one and I read somewhere that it is not appoved(what ever that means) but I really didn't under stand why.

I come across alot of folks that want a shower but do not want to give up the tub either ..and not enough room to have both.

I think I would have the customer actually sit on my wet deck mud so I could shape the tub to his a s s...that would be cool eh?
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Most of these types of Tubs do not have overflows, that has just been my experience, so be aware of that. A regular 2 piece drain should fit, and you will need to add this in addition for the Tub Stop. here is a link so you know what it looks like http://www.efaucets.com/detail.asp?Product_Id=D320-26
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I think I would have the customer actually sit on my wet deck mud so I could shape the tub to his a s s...that would be cool eh?
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Unread 08-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #13
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Does anyone have a pic of the rumored Schluter tub drain? Have only seen it once on a camera phone at a Schluter workshop, not sure I liked the stopper . Isn’t it possible to rework a brass drain kit to include a flange braised on to connect for surface water proofing? I have been planning to replace my tub for a while now.

HotMop,, nice tub!
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Unread 08-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #14
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similar idea

I have built roman tub/shower enclosures before and I have always wanted to make a custom for my wife. What I want to do is make a lounge chair kind of floor so that theres a seat area that sits up a few inches higher and maybe shaped a bit like a farmers chair.. and then sloped off to a flatter section to the drain that would allow for standing and showering. Maybe do the seat and back section in that super nice pillowed 1" mosaic glass..then a non slip for the flat area.
Anyone ever done that?
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