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Old 04-13-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Pan Liner Creases

Hi. We have started our shower pan. All was going well until we installed the PVC pan liner. It came in a bag and was folded. We unfolded it and let it hang for several days to try and get rid of the creases. Last night we installed it and unfortunately the creases are still there which means the liner is not flat.

We are now worried that if water makes it through to the liner, the water will not drain well but may puddle up behind a crease. Is this cause for concern? Should we rip the liner out? We'd rather not if we don't have to but we also want the job to be done right.

Thanks for any help you may be able to offer. Zeldy
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:45 PM   #2
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Hi Zeldy,

Several other have written to the forum with exactly this concern, and the pro's' advice seems to be to try to smooth it our as well as you can but not to worry about it too much because when you dump the mud for the second layer on it it will compress it pretty effectively. Check this thread where John Bridge responds to this issue.

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Old 04-13-2005, 01:14 PM   #3
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Or just get the hair dryer out and warm it up.
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:25 PM   #4
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Zeldy --

Two things I can think of. One is that carefully warming the liner with a hairdryer might make it a bit more workable. The other is to work any folds or bumps left, if you can,to point, so to speak, towards the drain. That way the water can flow on either side, without pooling.
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thank you. Your advice is reassuring. Have a great day!
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Gobis, you don't have much of anything else left to use a hair dryer. Might as well use it for somethin', eh?

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Old 04-14-2005, 06:24 AM   #7
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I am from WI, we had to use a heat gun all the time to do showers. And yes John, I haven't used a hair dryer in years, LOL
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