Re: Plaster or Mortar??
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service on April 17, 1999 at 10:15:09:
In response to Re: Plaster or Mortar??
: I'm putting in a 4-piece fiberglass shower stall in my basement bathroom. The concrete floor is not quite level and true and the shower base rocks around on its feet. I've heard of using a thinset bed of perlited plaster or mortar to set the base in/on to solidify it. Is there any reason to use one over the other? Do I set the base in the bed (mortar or plaster) while its wet and level it up or what??

Adam, if you use morter it's for keeps, if you use plaster it can if need be be replaced. set the base in wet plaster. i just installed one last week and i wanted to do the same but it was impossible to bolt the shower together and set it in loose plaster as a 1 piece shower. most quality showers do not need plaster under them.shim the base with wood shims,just look at the strength of the base. follow the manufactures instructions on leveling base. Dale




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