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Re: [Shop-talk] Shower pans?

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Shower pans?
From: Brian Kemp <>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:12:42 -0700
Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
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Scott - I don't know anything about them, but saw
in a magazine.  They appear to have a nice website with a variety of 

I pay attention to this because I too have a shower that needs work.  
It's tile and I could see light from the bathroom in the crawlspace 
below at the floor/wall junction.  Two years ago I fixed it with a thick 
bead of silicone bathroom caulk and last month it was still dry 
underneath, but I know it needs a more permanent solution, so I've been 
watching the products.

I've been considering their shower system like

They have a nice installation handbook at


On 10/25/2012 6:30 PM, Scott wrote:
> So the garage shower, as it turns out, is shot. It's a one-piece 
> fiberglass unit and the floor of it has disintegrated.
> I'd like to replace it with a Tileredi/Kerdi/prefab whatever pan and 
> then tile the walls.
> The problem is that the old unit appears to be about 34" x 34". It's 
> 34 inches from the surface of the drywall to the edge of the curb of 
> the shower unit, and 34.5" wide from drywall surface to drywall 
> surface in the alcove the unit is framed in.
> I don't think I can fit the same kind of unit through the bathroom 
> door, and I want the durability of tile, so I don't want to replace 
> the pre-fab unit with another pre-fab unit. But I can't seem to find a 
> pan that looks like it will fit in the framed space. Should I be 
> taking off the thickness of the drywall? That'd probably make it about 
> 35.5" wide by 34.5" deep, though I have another three or four inches 
> further I could go into the bathroom, so it could be deeper.
> The pans I'm looking at are $600, which is more than I want to risk on 
> something that might not fit. I can order a nominal 36" x 36" 
> unit--are these things like 2x4s and the 36" unit will fit? Or should 
> I plan to notch studs, or...?
> And suggestions are appreciated, thanks.
> Scott
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