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Unread 03-11-2003, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question building a shower pan

I'd like advice to know if building a shower pan is something a true novice can do. I haven't officially ever tiled before but know how. However the building the pan seems very complicated from what I've found so far. I will have some help from someone very tool handy but someone who also hasn't ever done this. Should I just hire it out? or try to do it myself?
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Unread 03-11-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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Hi jg,
It really is quite easy, but must be done correctly to be watertight. The folks here will help you through it. Did you find the Liberry yet? There is some great shower info in there.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hi jg, most of the DIYers we help never did one before either and they are all showering away.

Give us a first name please, we don't talk to initials.

The folks here will walk you thru step by step. Don't be afraid of long posts or too much information. We love pictures as you may already know.

Simulpost! Ding-ding-ding jg when that happens you have to buy the beers.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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not starting tonight

Well for starters my name is Jeanne. Yes I'm a girl! But my husband and I do share the tool box and I use it more often! He's just stronger so gets to do the "fun" stuff.

The specifics of my project. We are adding on a room & bath to our home. The floor is concrete slab and so far in the shower it's just studs, concrete floor, and drain roughed in. The shower is 3X4 essentially, I don't have the exact down to the nth degree measurements on me and I'm not at home right now. There is a wall where the door goes w/ just the opening for the door. So the premade shower base I was going to use won't work. On to plan B...

We don't plan to tackle the shower until next week but want to make sure this is something we're up for tackling rather than get someone to do it for us. So essentially I've never done this before don't know exactly what most of the products you talk about are but am willing to learn. I may just have my laptop in the bathroom w/ me as we do each step! I will get you pictures too!
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Hi Jeanne,

As CX would say..lotsa ladies did this their ownselfs...nice to have hubby around tho.

Your off to a good start on a concrete slab, no worries about structural support makes things easier. As Dave said look around in the Liberry tonight there is a whole organized section on showers, then start your questions.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 04:29 PM   #6
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Hi jeannie, You wouldnt be the first with a laptop in the bathroom with you

Lets see what you think after reading in the liberry. I'm sure we can get you through this project and save you the 300-400.00 in labor.(that buys lots of beer and BBQ Hint Hint Nudge nudge ya know what i mean )

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Unread 03-11-2003, 05:06 PM   #7
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I will search the liberry tonight! As soon as I get all 50 pieces of trim & molding stained!
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Hi Jeanne, Welcome aboard.

People who are able to use basic tools are usually able to build a shower with the help of the folks on these boards. Certain people are faster and more adept than others, but I think most people can handle it if they don't get in a rush.

We are from your government. We are here to help you.

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Nah, that was my down with the IRS thing, the gumint musta took it down.
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