Hello all, My husband and I are trying to complete a project that was abandoned 15 years ago: a custom metal shower pan was fabricated, and drain partially installed, including what looks to be marine epoxy around the base.
No mortar pre-slope, no vinyl liner, yet There is currently durock on the walls. We’d like to complete the shower pan and perhaps stucco the walls. The shower pan has walls 2-3 inches high, no gaps or holes … behind the durock at present. What process makes sense for the pan? Is the drain in too deep for a pre-slope mortar bed? There is a piece of drain not yet attached (see photos). Would we need a drain extender? Do we need vinyl liner? If not, what between pre-slope and base mortar — wire mesh?
And, do we need to remove durock and tuck vinyl up behind it, or does that duplicate the role of the metal pan? Sad to say, we are tackling this ourselves, as we’ve agreed to house some extra people for a few months and have only one working shower at present. Thanks for any ideas/advice!