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Old 09-25-2016, 01:40 PM   #11
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they are plastic (ABS).. though I think you may be able to get metal ones... metal ones are usually just galvanized .. these are secondary so they only see water when the unit malfunctions.

6-2424L - DiversiTech 6-2424L - 24" x 24" A/C Secondary Condensate Drain Pan

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Thank you! That looks decent, and is cheap! Plastic makes sense as far as water proofing goes too.

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The shower pan I have has a support grid that directs all the force to the floor. I set it on a layer of gray rubber shower pan liner sheet. It seems pretty solid.
Awesome! Thank you Aaron, that's a great vocabulary word I learned today. I'll probably get myself some liner sheet later this week to play around with.

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i set my shower like a home with cement dollups to support the pan. its worked out great.

if i ever had to redo it, i think the shower would pop out easily. but its held very solid since the install. im a big guy and don't want it flexing.



Turf! Thank you for your picture-contributions! I actually have your bookmobile thread open a few tabs to my left as my primary reference for showers in skoolies. It's super cool to see process pictures after all my imagination-visualizations of your work I was doing last night. You make the process look extremely simple to the point that I feel comfortable doing it now. Also with redo's in mind, it makes a lot of sense to cement over wood rather than the bus floor. Perhaps I'm justifying unecessarily but your dollup method makes sense as far as bus flex goes as well.

I have a much better idea of how to go about my next few steps now!
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:55 PM   #12
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there is nothing wrong with my shower pan. the hard part of the shower for me were the walls and ceiling. the edge of the shower against the plywood walls was bad and made for a hard time to cover a smooth wall.

i wish i had installed some cement backer board and gone with tile. or the schluter kerdi system of waterproofing plywood and the tile.

the transition to the roof material is awkard too. either there is a seam between the wall and roof, or you have to try and make a single piece that bends.

im fine with the pan and toilet, they have held up well. my shoddy FRP walls is my sore spot. i think that shower has only been used twice since its been finished.

i havent had any flex problems, i wouldnt hesitate to use tile.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:52 PM   #13
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I think this is the route in going to take for my t&g cedar shower...

The right wall will also be the external wall of my bedroom pocket door.

Along the curved roofline, I'm going to fasten thin 2" strips of sheet metal to back of 1/2 plywood, then I'm going to gorilla glue & flush screw the plywood/sheet metal to the curved roofline, making furring strips to air nail the cedar strips to the furring strips in 3 locations (left, center, & right), then my cedar end walls will butt up against my back wall & roof, locking it all in.

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Old 09-25-2016, 04:40 PM   #14
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Milkmania, I forgot to comment on your shower pan, but a huge pan like that will be awesome after you make space for it. I can totally imagine that pan turning the bathroom of my bus into more of a wetroom. I look forward to seeing more of your progress pictures!
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:48 PM   #15
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Couldn't stand it.... Went to Home Depot this evening and picked up (1 1/2" x 3/4" pvc plank) and 1" brad nails.

The pvc plank conforms to the curved roofline perfectly!
And the 1/2" x 6" t&g cedar and pvc accepts the brads without problems!

If the wood screws flush mount into the pvc without problems, I've got it made!
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:54 AM   #16
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Let's see if this link works. If it does I'll post more pics.

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:07 AM   #17
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The following link shows how I slanted the shower pan towards the drain.

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:26 AM   #18
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The benefit of making my showe pan was not loosing any height in the shower and it was inexpensive. But it won't be as finished looking as store bought and there is NO insulation between the metal floor and the plastic near the drain side. I'm sure I will hear that from my wife later.

I made the wedges on my table saw out of 1" thick composit "wood". It shouldn't rot if it gets a little wet (not that it should ever get wet!). It's glued to the floor with construction adhesive. Nice firm base for the thin shower pan. I'm very please with how it came out!

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Old 09-26-2016, 01:34 PM   #19
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Hi Guys

Very nice ideas?
I have one question re the plumbing of the shower into the Grey tank.

How do you do it?

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Milkmania: Take lots of pictures and report back!

Ross: That looks awesome, I really like how your drain spans the entire width of your pan. What kind of material did you use for the pan itself?
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