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When is a shower pan typically inspected? After the PVC membrane is installed and before the mud deck is put on above this, or after the mud deck and drain grate are installed?

  • The contractor / builder will typically check it for leaks before the upper mud deck is put on top of the PVC membrane. That way it's cheap to repair or replace. – Jacob Krall Aug 14 '18 at 21:45
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It would be tested for leaks before the top layer of mortar was laid up over the PVC membrane.

  • I can do a leak test then, but do I call the inspector then, or after the next layer of mud? – Frank f Aug 14 '18 at 22:36
  • I would ask the inspector that question – paul Aug 15 '18 at 3:00

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