How to Build a Walk-In Shower (Part 1: Wedi Shower Pan Install) — by Home Repair Tutor
If you want to build a walk-in shower you’re in the right place.
Today we’ll show you how to install the shower pan…fortunately this is waaaaaay easier than it use to be…especially if you use the Wedi Fundo Ligno.
You can cut the Ligno to any size you want. They also come in pre-cut dimensions, so make sure you pick a size that fits the shower you’ll build.
Once you have the pan you’ll have to cut out the existing subfloor.
If you subfloor is 3/4″ plywood you’re in for a treat. If you remove the section where the Ligno is going you’ll be able to install the pan in one day.
Add 2×4 nailers to the joists and make them 3/4″ below the the top of the joist.
Apply Liquid Nail to the nailers and nail or screw them to the joists. Then apply Liquid Nail to the top of the nailer and add OSB or plywood to the joist gap.
What you’re doing is creating a subfloor that’s 3/4 of an inch lower than the adjacent subfloor.
Put together the Wedi Ligno shower pan drain using Wedi’s sealant. It only needs to be hand tightened…doesn’t get any easier my friend.
Mix up latex modified thin-set and back butter the Wedi Ligno shower pan. Apply the same thin-set to the subfloor and embed the Ligno shower pan into the thin-set.
BOOM, it’s that easy.
Of course there are a ton of details and they’re all in our step-by-step video tutorial…we love geeking out over this stuff.
Check out the video here
If you want the complete written tutorial you can see that over on Home Repair Tutor
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