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Installing a fiberglass shower pan

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by DADI03, Nov 8, 2018.

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    I am installing a fiberglass shower pan on a slab. The slab is pretty level. I have watch some videos on how to do this. Some video show putting down a mud bed and setting the pan in it and some do not. Are there any plumbers here that would recommend doing it one way or another?
     
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    putting the mudbed under it keeps the pan from flexing, which will lead to cracking.

    also helps make sure you're true level.
     
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    Do you leave a space where the drain goes in or mud the whole thing?
     
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    leave enough space around the drain to be able to repair/fix if it leaks or something.
     
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    For extra protection make sure to paint down some redguard waterproofing as even concrete will not stop water. It will wick it up and carry moisture to other areas.
     
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    The floor has paint on it from the previous owner. Not sure what it is. Should l put some paint over it?
     
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    No, seriously.
    Remove the old paint prior to waterproofing.
     
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    Redguard is liquid rubber. If it's just painted it probably needs more protection.
     
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    Do fiberglass pans really have a history of leaking that bad?
     
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