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Old 05-02-2019, 08:32 PM   #31
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I found a guy near me selling Durock membrane, adhesive and band on Craigslist for what seems like a decent price. https://youngstown.craigslist.org/ma...845560787.html

https://youngstown.craigslist.org/tl...869608807.html

My shower pan will be approx. 4x5 so I'm guessing I'll need about 100sq ft or 2 rolls. Hopefully my math is OK.

Or.... I can use 3 sheets of 4x8 durock foam board for a total of about $200 bucks plus some caulking, band and a piece to cover the pan. Decisions decisions
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:00 PM   #32
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That would be great, except that you want the shower membrane, not the tile membrane. The clue is that there's adhesive that comes with it, and the shower membrane goes up with thinset mortar.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:18 PM   #33
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The ceiling at the back wall in that photo is at 8 feet, sloping up from there and the glass at the opposite wall stops at the top of the membrane, well short of the ceiling. I see no danger of moisture collection near the ceiling in that shower. The ceiling in that photo is gypsum board and was tiled.

If you have 8-foot ceilings I would not be concerned about the area above a few inches above the height of the supply pipe for your shower head, but if you're concerned about it you could continue your waterproofing all the way to the ceiling.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:32 PM   #34
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Kman... I'm glad I asked here because I probably would've ended up with another useless item. Thanks for the heads up.

CX... I do have plumbing running behind that up through the attic for the rain shower but those connections should be tight and leak free.

ps. sorry about the Pic, not sure why it automatically rotated to landscape at upload.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:43 PM   #35
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what about this stuff. It says it's good for bathrooms and steam showers. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DUROCK-U...0036/206343173.

It seems I would only need 6 boards. One wall is 5x8 the other where the showehead is located I can make it 5x8 as well. The exact shower pan specs will be 42x60 or 55 depending on where the curb falls on the board.

Edit... Just noticed that the 3x5 board is under their shower section and the 4x8 is under the flooring tab. Dang, too bad. That would've been too easy. It'll have to be the membrane or 3x5 board apparently.
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It was a challenge to find the Durock 4X8X1/2 foam boards for my shower, James, but I really wanted to minimize the number of seams. I finally tracked them down at a local-ish Floor and Décor. I ordered the 25X3 roll of membrane and their band (and their drain as well) online.

If Depot shows them online I know you can order them and have them delivered to the store to be picked up, or delivered to your front porch.
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. the 4x8 is under the flooring tab.
you can use them on the wall also, if that is what you are getting at
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I have this sort of ridge running down half of the middle of the floor, my level rocks up and down when set on this ridge. If I decide to use a foam curb or even a foam pan should I just use a little extra thinset under everything to act as a floor leveler and so the pan or curb won't flex when stepped on either side of this ridge.
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