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Old 01-28-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of remodeling my master bath and am really impressed with the kerdi system. I went to the store the other day to check out the shower kit and had a little concern about the pan flexing. It wasn't too bad, but there was a little. I then came home and found an internet video of some guy showing how his kerdi pan had some compression issues that caused his tiles to come up.

I was just curious if anyone else had encountered problems with the product at all?

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Old 01-28-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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It is not true. I think I saw that video? I think it was cut so there was no support? Do you have the link? Everything Schluter makes is tested and of the finest engineered quality.

Having said that, I build all my shower bases with deck-mud because of size and because the drain pipe is already in etc. This subject has come up before and no one that has used the bases reports any issues.

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Old 01-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #3
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Here is the link that I was speaking of. I know it is not very incriminating, however, I made it flex some too at the store just by stepping on it. That is what made me search the internet. It can't be too bad I imagine or otherwise more people would be on here bringing it up. Also, you mention it not being cut appropriately, but I thought it was ok to modify the size of the pan. If there is a right or wrong way to do it, please expand.

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That is total crap. There's no way the pan flexes like that. Just like some alleged Ditra failures, I'll bet that was installed incorrectly. From someone that has actually installed Kerdi pans, no way that happens!!!!!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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That system is incredibly popular in high-end showers and has no issues when properly installed. I'd use it in a heartbeat.

If you have concerns about using the pre-formed pan and curb, do a traditional mud base (very dry mix of sand and portland packed in place) and use Kerdi over it to waterproof it. Just do your research on how to place a mud base first!
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That's the same bogus video I saw before. It's nonsense. Even if that is a Schluter pan, it has been cut to weaken it. The video is trying to show something that can never happen. Maybe it was filmed by Michael Moore, or Oliver Stone?

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I just put one of those in my own shower. It is a great system. I'd love to see that video from another angle. Looking down into the space to see how the base is supported........or NOT supported.
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I just put one of those in my own shower. It is a great system. I'd love to see that video from another angle. Looking down into the space to see how the base is supported........or NOT supported.
Yeah, it looks like there is some deflection coming from the floor too.

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