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jimt

05:20AM | 04/07/99
Bvflooring
I'm becoming very confused with the term "shower pan". Is this a metal PAN that's under the tile shower floor, or is this just a term used to describe a bed of mortar, a waterproof membrane layer, another bed of mortar and then the tile floor? Please ease my confusion. Thanks.

Kansaz

07:56PM | 04/08/99
If you don't know what is then it aint broken so don't fix it.

jimt

05:27AM | 04/16/99
Obviously, the last part of your handle seems correct :-).

DR HOME

12:26PM | 04/16/99

Actually, you have just about covered it. It is the subbase of a shower stall. It has had a long evolutionary process, so, can't really say what yours is made from. Its origin began as a metal pan placed in or on a bed of mortar. It has since been made of plastic, fiberglass and now a membrane over a thinset base. Once the pan and material is in place, then the tile or shower stall is placed directly on it for the finished look. The pan will generally have the 1/4" per foot slope built into it along with the drain hole. Can it be repaired? Not really worth the effort. A new installation would be advisable......

Kansaz

08:48AM | 04/17/99
Sorry about my rude reply. I think I got overcome by the power of anonymity and didn't have a witty answer to your reasonable question :-(

jimt

07:12AM | 04/20/99
Thanks for the responses.

jkboman

10:41AM | 04/29/99
I am having the same problem. But most of all I don't know how to remove the metal drain. It is made of steel. please help!

DR HOME

02:12PM | 04/29/99
Are you able to see the underside of the pan, or are you trying to remove it from the top?
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