|Posted by More on July 26, 19100 at 21:46:10:|
|In response to Re: shower|
: I'll be building a tile shower, and want to know how to build the seat. I know I need to continue the pan behind
: where the seat will be, but that seems as though it will leave the wood framing for the seat sitting on theoretically
: saturated concrete. Should I basically encapsulate the seat itself in pan membrane, and then float it, like I
: will for the dam?
: Thanks for your help.
You've got a pretty good mind! You are right, the pan covers the total bottom floor area, and then the constructed seat also needs a pan or splash pan or membrane extending eighteen inches up the wall behind grout and tile, in front of the durock or hard board or green sheet rock, and then bending at the seat to cover the framing and durock or hard board, and then bending again at the knees to fall into the shower pan. Then the thinset and tile and grout and sealer go on top of that. Remember to slope the seat 2 percent (seat to knees) to drain the water from it when the shower quits
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