When we last left off, we were in need a shower pan in our master bathroom shower. (The shower pan is the concrete sub-floor of the shower)
That’s right, we’re working on the master bathroom remodel again……
After quite a bit of ill-advised* research from a website that shall not be named, we settled on Portland Cement for our shower pan.
We know that the slope of the pan should be about 1/4″ for every foot away from the drain the pan is.
This keeps the water running towards the drain.
….So to aid in this, Jamie got us a laser level.
He held it at about 1 inch up on the walls and we marked it with a chalk line all around.
Our drain is about 3/4″ above the floor and that 1/4″ slope should take the edges up to about an inch.
Seems about right.
I added water to the dry Portland Cement mix a little at a time, never add dry mix to water – always the other way around, and stirred it with a hoe.
We mixed it until it was about the consistency of peanut butter.
This was a little bit of a bitch.
It’s thick, and hard work. (Not sure how we got a blurry action shot, because this was a slow process…….especially for 2 guys not used to any actual manual labor)
When we felt it was just right,
I plopped a few scoops into the back-end of the shower and started working it with a trowel towards the drain……The drain I covered with painter’s tape so nothing falls in the hole and clogs it…..
….making sure I kept that slight dip towards the drain.
It really went a lot faster than I was expecting it to….and I was pretty damn proud of our work.
Took exactly 1 50-pound bag too.
Or so we thought…….
Y’all are not gunna believe what happens next…….
Oh No!! Part 2 ASAP….Please.
What?! I can’t believe you would do this to us…your adoring fans!? I can’t wait around….Masterpiece Theater is coming on…..Downton Abbey…..must go…..to be continued.
What ? What happened ?
What? What happened?
The concrete/plot thickens…I sense a tragedy ahead. I hate cliff hangers. Will it be the lady or the tiger?
Cliff hangers are hard on my soul.
Nooooooo…. Post update soon puhleeeeeaze! I must know what happened
Oh my! Can’t wait to see what happens next! 😊
I am way too interested in the outcome of this!
Whatever happened, I just hope the Manitowoc County Sherrif’s Department wasn’t involved.
This making a murderer reference was HILARIOUS!
And guys, I’m biting my nails wanting to see what happened next – I’m guessing it cracked right away? I don’t think there’s much tensile strength to portland.
Ruh roh. I don’t like the sound of this. What a downer! I mean, I made Snickerdoodles last night, + they’re awful! 😉 I kid!
What I mean is — I can relate because of a recent mishap, myself. Oh, nevermind! ;-/
I hope this cliffhanger doesn’t involve a jackhammer 🙂
How cruel but I think Andrea is correct!
I thought I missed the master bath Ta-dah. I’m glad you are back at it and including all of us, even if it didn’t go right….. I’m pretty sure I know what happens next but I don’t want to ruin the suspense for everyone!
Very curious to know what happened next. Please…
Check the next post….