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Shower refurb

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by loopylu, 14 Jan 2021.

  1. loopylu

    loopylu

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    Hi

    We had water leak via the enclosure under the raised shower which rotted the wooden plinth. We have taken the shower out and hope to reuse the tray and but in a new enclosure. We have cleared out the plinth and cleaned the wall back some, would the next steps be:

    - re-plaster where the tiles have been removed- is there any specific plaster that is good to use for showers? is anything else needed?
    - plinth or shower riser? should we replace the plinth or opt for a shower riser?
    - put tray back in and link waste back up
    -retile and grout
    - put new enclosure in and then seal everything

    I have added some pictures to show what the area looks like now, have i cleaned the walls back enough?

    Many Thanks
     

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  3. ktuludays

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    Whenever we fit a raised shower tray we build a solid platform from 2 x 3 and plywood. I don't trust the riser kits enough to be solid enough to prevent movement.

    Your walls look OK for tiling on
     
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  4. foxhole

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    I would avoid anything that can be damaged by water, plumber friend always supports on bricks , they don’t rot or warp with age and unharmed by moisture.
     
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  5. ktuludays

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    Does he mortar the bricks to prevent movement or just sit the tray on them laid loose? I've never seen that done.

    A good solid base with wbp has never caused me any problems
     
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    Mortars then in and also uses bricks under baths in preference to timber .
     
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    Wow, that's some effort.
     
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    And what are the bricks sitting on?
     
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    Cement board
     
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    Over floor boards?
     
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