Install a shower pan by attaching cement board underneath, continuing to position the pan over the drain hole and then installing the drain assembly. This process requires a circular saw, reciprocating saw, drill, hammer, measuring tape and pencil. The entire process should take less than half a day.Continue Reading
Make sure the floor area on which the shower pan is to be installed is level. Apply a generous amount of construction adhesive to the back of the cement board underlayment. Press the cement board into place over the drainpipe. Use cement board screws to attach the board to the floor.
Use the reciprocating saw to cut the drainpipe flush with the top of the cement board.
Apply construction adhesive to the bottom of the shower pan around the cleats and the drain hole. Lift the shower pan over the drainpipe, and gently place it on the floor. Press down on the shower pan until it sits correctly, attaching it to the wall studs if needed.
Place the rubber ring on top of the drainpipe. Position the drain cover on top of the rubber ring, dropping it into place.
To make a shower basin, cover cement blocks with a waterproof liner, seal the drain with masking tape, pour concrete over the liner, install tiles on top, and brush on two coats of clear sealant. This four-day procedure requires cement blocks, a knife, a shower liner, concrete, a trowel, grout, sealant, a screwdriver, screws, a paint brush and masking tape.Full Answer >
To install a shower liner, first cut a hole in the center of the shower floor to make space for the drain assembly, then install the liner material from the drain outwards, nailing it into place 9 inches above the edge of the floor. Test the installation by filling the basin with water and letting it sit for four hours while checking for leaks.Full Answer >
The WingTite shower drain, Durock drain assembly, Schulter KERDI-DRAIN and Oatey shower drains are among shower drain replacement kits on the market as of January 2016. The WingTite drain, which works with plastic or fiberglass shower bases, has an O-ring that seals it to the drainpipe and four latches that flip out under the shower base, clamping it into place. The Durock drain assembly works with the USG Durock shower system and also with traditional mud bed construction.Full Answer >
Homeowners can remodel a bathroom with a shower cubicle by gathering inspiration, determining the budget and scope of work, measuring the space, creating a detailed plan, choosing the shower pan style and performing the work, notes HouseLogic.com. Homeowners can perform a full bathroom remodel by relocating the shower and moving plumbing, or they can remove an existing tub and install a shower cubicle in its place.Full Answer >