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Old 01-10-2020, 08:08 PM   #1
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Using Plywood And Backer Board For Shower Pan


Never seen this done before but another guy on my job site sloped plywood, laid pan liner on top then glued durorock over the top mortared the seems and is planning to tile straight on that. Anyone ever done this. Sounds odd to me.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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well thats different

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What is stopping that plywood from flexing and cracking the tile the first time some fat phuck steps in there to take a shower?

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next year he can do it again correctly
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Yep, nothing could go wrong with that system.....

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How did he slope the plywood? What's supporting it underneath?
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I've never seen this done. How can a good seal be made around the drain?
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I've never seen this done. How can a good seal be made around the drain?
There is a liner.
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He's never going to get away with that set up!!
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let me guess, is that Liquid Nails adhesive at the seams? sounds like the first guy I worked for in Texas.
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I would love to see the installation of the plywood.
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I would love to see the installation of the plywood.
Need somebody expert at shim floor.

But it won't last anyhow.
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I've never seen this done. How can a good seal be made around the drain?
Flex Seal of course!!
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Well I suppose the right guy can make the wrong method work.

And the wrong guy can make the right method fail.

But why not just go right guy, right method?
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Well I suppose the right guy can make the wrong method work.

And the wrong guy can make the right method fail.

But why not just go right guy, right method?
Because that guy was too expensive.
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Yup that's the way we always do it
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Curious...when you step on it, how solid? Is the ply under the liner?
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It's probably fine as long is it's screwed through the liner to keep it from moving.

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