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Old 01-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Bathroom Remodel

In the next few weeks i am going to be gutting my existing master bathroom. The bathroom currently has a linen closet, tolet, and whirlpool type tub. I will be relocating the closet and removing the tub and adding a shower. This will be the first bathroom remodle I have attempted, so I am a bit nervious. I have scowered the forum (and others) looking for the right products and procedures.
At first I was sure I wanted to go with the ready-tile shower pan product, but there is way to much negative feed back, so eventhough it seems to be the easiest to install, I am going to avoid it.

I think I have set my mind to installing a Schluter-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT.
For two reasons. 1. It seems to be highly reguarded and 2. I can customize it to fit my space (40"x58") for my questions...From what i have ready here are the steps I should take.
1. Gut the existing walls around the tub.
2. Relocate the drain and add the plumbing for the shower head (I will hire a plumber to do this)
3. Install Densheild wallboard (or similar) NOT cement or hardi board?
And I will not need a vapor barier? If I am using the Kerdi system is there a reason I could not save some money and use drywall or should I double up just to make sure?
4. Liquid sealer such as Redgard on all seems and screw holes
5. Install the Kerdi product as per manufactor instructions.
6. Test basin by filling for 24 hrs.
7. Tile the shower and install glass door.

Sounds simple enough...RIGHT?
I have lots more questions, but I want to make sure I am at least on the right track here


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