Learn how to build a curbless shower in this Part 1 video.
We use the VIM curbless shower pan.
Simply the craft of building custom bathrooms
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Today we’ll show you how to install the VIM curbless shower pan…this makes building a curbless shower way easier.
Our written tutorial can be found here
You can cut the VIM pan to any size you want.
Once you have the pan you’ll have to cut out the existing subfloor.
If the subfloor is 3/4″ plywood you’re in for a treat. If you remove the section where the VIM pan is going you’ll be able to install the pan in one day.
Add 2×4 nailers to the joists and make them 3/4″ below the the top of the joist.
Apply Liquid Nail to the nailers and nail or screw them to the joists. Then apply Liquid Nail to the top of the nailer and add 3/4″ plywood to the joist gap.
What you’re doing is creating a subfloor that’s 3/4 of an inch lower than the adjacent subfloor.
Dry fit the VIM curbless shower pan then position the drain pipe. Mix up latex modified thin-set and back fill the VIM shower pan. Apply the same thin-set to the subfloor and embed the VIM shower pan into the thin-set.
BOOM, it’s that easy.
Of course there are a ton of details and they’re all in our step-by-step video tutorial…we love geeking out over this stuff.
Check out the video here
If you want the complete written tutorial you can see that over on Home Repair Tutor
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