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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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adjusting a drain when retiling over tile

I plan to retile my shower and to avoid having to install a new membrane I would prefer to simply tile over the existing tile on the base. My problem is that I can't figure out how to raise the drain to meet what will be the higher floor level. Any suggestions for how to do this?
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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Not the best way if you don't know what the status of your shower waterproofing construction is.

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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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try going to Contractorsdirect.com and doing a search for "Extend-o-drain".

here in Florida we used to retile over the basic spec home shower floor tile when customers didn't like the basic tile. they work good.

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Thank you both for the quick replies. I should be in good shape.
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Water in rubber shower pan -- is it normal to have some moisture?

I am in the process or retiling an existing shower. When taking out the old tile I found water had gathered at the base of the walls in the rubber lining of the shower pan. It was about an inch od water all around. The liner goes up about 6 inches above the floor and the water wasn't anywhere near the top though. Is it normal to have this level of moisture sitting on the membrane? Shouldn't it have drained?

The reason I am retiling is the old marble bacame discolored. Could this be the culprit?

Are there any troubleshooting suggestions other than tearing the whole pan out?
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:09 AM   #6
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I think you are going to have to post some pictures.

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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:11 AM   #7
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Is the membrane flat on the floor or is it sloped?
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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Water should not be standing. Either the weep holes are clogged, or the liner is flat. Or both.

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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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At this stage in your project, really doesnt matter if there is water or not, you really shouldnt be using an existing pan liner.

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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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Welcome again, maszinski. Please put a first name in a permanent signature line for us to use.

I've combined your original thread here for continuity.

So far I think I agree with the last four posts. Got a problem there and it's not likely you can fix it without removing what you've got and starting over.

Which is almost always the best, easiest, and fastest to make a lasting repair on an old shower.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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