installing new shower pan

Old 02-25-18, 08:05 AM
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installing new shower pan

I am putting a heated floor in new bathroom.I was wondering if I could put the hot water tubing under the shower pan.I was thinking if using a sand mix (or something else) under the shower pan and lay the tubing in it. Any ideas?

PS: Have hot water radiant heat in different parts of house in the floors. Plus base board radiant in the rest of house.
Old 02-25-18, 11:19 AM
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Running hot water into the shower during the normal course of taking a shower will sufficiently heat the floor tiles. What you need is the warmth under your feet when you get out of the shower. Your mud bed will most likely be 2 1/2" thick at the perimeter and slightly thinner near the drain. I would think that by the time you heated that up, your shower would be over.

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