This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
This post is also part of a short sub-series about the phrases of remodeling projects.
The focus of this post is on the setting of the bathtub or shower pan.
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Setting is a valid term for a tub and for a pre-built shower pan. For a custom built shower pan “setting” is not the right idea, but the basic concept is the same.
At the end of the process the tub or shower pan is in place, connected to the drain, and has been tested to verify the entire mechanism is water tight.
For a tub you must be concerned with proper fit of the tub into it’s space and a proper drain connection. The required slope for the tub is built into the tub. This is also true of pre fabricated shower pans.
For a custom built shower pan, in addition to what was described above you must verify the custom built shower pan has the correct slope required by code (12:1). Verifying the water tightness of a shower pan is generally (almost always) one of the required inspections of the city building department and the test for that is prescribed by the city building department.
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