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  1. #1
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    Default Basement Shower

    When I built my house, I left a drain stub to install a shower in the basement. I would like to install a large shower space which I will tile. I'm wondering how to best prepare the base. Do I need a copper pan or can I just install the cement board on the walls, flash where the board and floor meet and create a mortar base which I will tile over. I'd appreciate a referecne to a site which details my options. Commercial shower bases are not of a size I would like to use.

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    Default Re: Basement Shower

    Here's a great resource that will take you through the entire thing step by step.
    http://www.ontariotile.com/preslope.html

    In my experience, I'd say avoid copper pans. We've always use the CPE membrane method instead. So far, 0 leaks in 2 showers (*crosses fingers) as opposed to a friend who is 2 for 2.
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    Default Re: Basement Shower

    You will need to install a trap with a vent on the shower drain. You cannot just install a shower drain flange & grate.
    yudamann
    Outer Banks NC

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