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Unread 01-16-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Liquid adhesive for EPDM shower pan?

I want to use EPDM for my shower pan, because I have a whole roll of the stuff that I use for pond liners. Normally, I use the splice tape to join pieces. However, I don't think the splice tape is ideal for corner reinforcing a shower pan.

What type of liquid adhesive works well for EPDM, and where do I obtain it?

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Unread 01-16-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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Hi Bucho,

Not as far as I'm concerned. They make it for ponds which don't suffer if they seep a bit. The stuff is not specified for shower liners. Besides, a piece of approved liner is not that expensive.
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Unread 01-16-2007, 08:12 PM   #3
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But it is approved for roofing. Still a no?
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Unread 01-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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OK I cannt help myself--It is not approved for showers ,will not meet the standards,will not hold up under a mortar bed. EPDM buried under cement (mortar) will fail!If you don't want to hear it from me ask Gobis!
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Unread 01-17-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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Eric's company makes a couple of the approved shower pan liners. Check out the link under his name.
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Unread 01-17-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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Hey, I'm the king of hack jobs, and have been specializing in hack shortcuts for decades. I've even used torch on roofing for shower pans--of course without a pre-slope. But that was before I came here.

That being said, some questions you want to ask yourself is whether the product has an anti-mold and anti-fugus additive. Most shower pans do, most roofing products dont.

I also think you'll find the the EDPM is not as flexible as shower grade pvc and cpe, and that folding corners will be a pain.

Finally is the issue of the dam corners. Have you thought about what you are going to use? I sure as heck wouldn't try to get cpe corner dams to stick to EDPM.

If this is a customer's home and you feel lucky, go for it.

If this is your home and you intend to reside there for more than 5-10 years, I'd use a product which is designed for the shower. They call this a shower pan. Leave the roofing products on the roof.
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Unread 01-17-2007, 04:14 PM   #7
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Just thought that I'd ask.

I can take advice well enough. If it doesn't seem like the right thing to do, it probably isn't...
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