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Old 07-25-2009, 06:36 PM   #46
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If all you intend to do is band-aide the receptor (area) and not fuss with the existing walls then the KERDI method is a lot easier to do and is actually your best bet. It would save a lot of frustration.

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If all you intend to do is band-aide the receptor (area) and not fuss with the existing walls then the KERDI method is a lot easier to do and is actually your best bet. It would save a lot of frustration.

WHat do you mean band aide... should i remove more of the walls? I like the kerdi method but the mortar to connect it scares me! I found a sheet of liner at HD 5x6' That should cover whole shower in one piece.
I am missing something how is it easier?
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It is easier because you don't have to cast a preslope and then a top slope.

It is easier because you don't have to wrestle the thick liner into the corners.

It is easier because you don't have to find an alternate means of waterproofing the bench.

It is easier because you don't have weep holes to become blocked in the future.

It is easier because you don't have to figure out how to attach the short wallboard without penetrating the liner now that you are abbreviating the wall repairs.

It is easier just because it is easier.


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I like the kerdi method but the mortar to connect it scares me!
And who are you? Millions of square feet of KERDI in service in the last decade and little ole YOU is challenging the seaming method??? Let's move on.
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It is easier because you don't have to cast a preslope and then a top slope.

It is easier because you don't have to wrestle the thick liner into the corners.

It is easier because you don't have to find an alternate means of waterproofing the bench.

It is easier because you don't have weep holes to become blocked in the future.

It is easier because you don't have to figure out how to attach the short wallboard without penetrating the liner now that you are abbreviating the wall repairs.

It is easier just because it is easier.




And who are you? Millions of square feet of KERDI in service in the last decade and little ole YOU is challenging the seaming method??? Let's move on.
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How far would you recommend going up the walls? How much more tile should I remove?
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:19 AM   #51
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I suppose if you aren't going to do the whole thing over, then maybe 16 to 18 inches up from the floor is a somewhat safe bet.

You should probably use a decorative liner at the point on/up the wall where the new tile stops. This will help to disguise the subsurface variation you are going to have.

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I suppose if you aren't going to do the whole thing over, then maybe 16 to 18 inches up from the floor is a somewhat safe bet.

You should probably use a decorative liner at the point on/up the wall where the new tile stops. This will help to disguise the subsurface variation you are going to have.
Thanks, will return other stuff

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I suppose if you aren't going to do the whole thing over, then maybe 16 to 18 inches up from the floor is a somewhat safe bet.

You should probably use a decorative liner at the point on/up the wall where the new tile stops. This will help to disguise the subsurface variation you are going to have.
i did find the wall tile.... outside the floor i was able to tear 15 tiles out and only breaking 2 Just doing a new shower floor.......

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That link gets me no where. It says the product isn't currently available in the store I am browsing and to try a different location. It doesn't tell me what the product is. I hate HD's website! You do it their way or you don't do it.
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That link gets me no where. It says the product isn't currently available in the store I am browsing and to try a different location. It doesn't tell me what the product is. I hate HD's website! You do it their way or you don't do it.

How important is the $120 kerdi drain? I have seen installs with and without....

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Did you buy KERDI Mat or DITRA?
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Did you buy KERDI Mat or DITRA?


is the kerdi drain....must buy?

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Did you buy KERDI Mat or DITRA?
I see kerdi for shower, and ditra for regular floors...

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Did you buy KERDI Mat or DITRA?
What do you think about the Kerdi shower tray?
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Better yet....thinking about the whole ....Kerdi kit.......pan, membrane, and drain... in case i do mess up the mortar slope.

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