Mixing the mortar.
Troweling on the mortar.
Once in position, Scott stood on the shower pan to set it into the mortar.
The next day, Scott tackled the floor. He troweled on a layer of mortar then secured the cement board with a bajillion screws.
Next came a layer of moisture-resistant drywall. A layer of cement board will be added to the lower portion of the wall to serve as a bed for the wall tile.
This plumbing shares a wall with the stairwell. Scott added some leftover insulation as a sound buffer. Note the door installation at right. To save space, we are using one of the original 1920 5-panel doors as a pocket door.
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