Shower bed mortar

Does anyone know if it is OK to use regular brick mortar for a custom shower bed? Thanks in advance K
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Sakrete works just fine. We've had a tile guy do portland cement mortar and a tile guy that uses QuickCrete. The plumbers that have done pans for us have used the concrete mix. FWIW I just finished the bed above the liner myself using QuickCrete. I hope it slopes to the drain!
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Dave in Houston wrote:

I just bought a Lasco one-piece shower stall and the instructions called our plaster of paris or other bedding compound. I nearly used some leftover joint compound that I have as I believe this is similar to plaster of paris, but I've seen the joint compound crack too easily so I bought plaster of paris. I can't see any reason that mortar mix wouldn't work, but since the store had both I got what was called out specifically.
Matt
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On Sep 11, 8:55 pm, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

As a general rule brick mortar with lime is not meant for paving or or wet beds but a small amount of lime would be ok. Certainly not the common mix with equal parts lime and portland.
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I always use saccrete sand mix
If you want to go spec,. try LATICRETE 209 Floor Mud http://www.laticrete.com/DoItYourself/Products/ThinSetMortars/tabid/221/Default.aspx
Jeff

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It is ok, just make sure you mix it VERY VERY dry. Don't forget to use the liner and slope it 1/4" per ft.
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On Sep 13, 8:51 am, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

I use portland and sand, I call it walking the dog when mixing with a shovel on a hard surface. The above post needs to be heeded! MIX IT VERY VERY VERY DRY! Start at your drain and work out. TAMP TAMP TAMP if firm then straight edge to looking for low spots. Watch your slope or else the tile will be uneven. Don't forget the pan!
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What is the reason for this? Is it so it will hold the slope, or so it won't shrink while drying, or?
Thanks, Wayne
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Mostly strength and shrinking. Holding the slope is also a benefit, but it could be wetter and still do that.
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On Sep 12, 1:55 am, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

No no and no
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