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Old 01-30-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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Anyone know of this product and how good it is? I am considering building a traditional mud bed and curb...never have done this! Looked at Wedi, schulter(didnt spell that right!)aka kerdi...both look promising...trying to find out where to buy either is nearly impossible on the internet!

Cost is another thing I cant find! Yes building mud bed and curb is cheaper, but if I have never done it before will it fail? I am a very handy DIYer, but am into something Ive never done.

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Chulett - Just did a shower pan first timer, really not bad, just a whole lot of work, there are many sites out there to do it the right way, heres a great system for getting the preslope and pan slope correct.

http://www.markeindustries.com/quick-pitch.html

I know that it is done correctly and will be there forever, and its real nice having the cultured marble floor.

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Mark, thanks for quick reply! So you built your own? I am very tempted to do that, but I SCARED!
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Really I did a ton of research before I started and really it was no big deal especially with those plastic guides, it worked out I would say without error.

I converted a 36 x 60 bath tub area to a custom shower enclosure, tumbled marble floor, proceline walls complete with borders and chair rail.

What you save on the base, you can spend on borders and chair rail to really finish the shower off nicely.

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thats what I want to hear! I really dont wann drop $$$$ for something I can do myself! I am building new home and have 2 showers to complete..

What membrane did you use for the liner? I have a lowes down the road and the have Oatey liners..also did you use durock for walls?

I would love to see photos of your new shower!

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Heres another pic, the most expensive parts are the trim pieces, but it really makes the difference.

I believe I got the liner at HD, I don't recollect the brand name, I did use durock
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looks awesome! I like idea of the guides to get the slope..did you use the pre-pitch guides also?

If you dont mind, give me all the technical stuff you did! What material you used etc! I too have done ALOT of research on the internet and have information overload!
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looks awesome! I like idea of the guides to get the slope..did you use the pre-pitch guides also?

If you dont mind, give me all the technical stuff you did! What material you used etc! I too have done ALOT of research on the internet and have information overload!
Well the link I sent you has a kit, pre-slope, base slope and curb form, this kit I would definately recommend for like $70 and it makes it like almost fool proof.

Leveled the sub floor(very important), it was 3/4" out of level under the old tub, tar paper, pre-slope guide, set drain fitting, fortified porland cement mixed to the consistancy known as stiff.

Let set 24 hours, Oately liner, base pitch kit, curb kit, part 2 of drain fitting siliconed and pinched in fitting, fortified portland cement mixed to consistancy known as stiff.
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Mark,

AWESOME! Sounds like a plan to me! I have been scared bout it up until now!

Will look into the website for the guides..looks easy enough

You have saved me alot of money! what drain did you use? Was it oatey also?

Im not afraid of cement! I put up stone facade of full thickness limestone this summer, so i know about cement! what did you do for the walls? drywall or cement board?
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I used the best thinset they sold at HD Flexbond was like $25/50# bag, this was recommended by a tile person I talked to, it made the ceiling tile easy accomplished.

Grout was also mixed per use, stay away from the premixes when doing a shower.

Seal the durock, layout your grid, dry fit tiles, you will certainly need a wet saw, choice is yours to make on that one, I went with a Ryobi 7" worked well for me.

Not much else I can tell you right now, any other questions there are a couple of real good tile guys in here, Jaz is a real helpful guy.
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AWESOME! Sounds like a plan to me! I have been scared bout it up until now!

Will look into the website for the guides..looks easy enough

You have saved me alot of money! what drain did you use? Was it oatey also?

Im not afraid of cement! I put up stone facade of full thickness limestone this summer, so i know about cement! what did you do for the walls? drywall or cement board?
I bought it a HD with the liner so I would bet it was Oately.

I was worried about how this would turn out, but man it is really really nice.

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Mark,

Thanks so much for the info! Im new to this site so not sure how to use it! not sure how to contact people here. Could you guide me a little? BTW sounds like storm gonna hit u up in Michigan also! Im in northern missouri and they are saying 10 to 13 inches here! Where is spring!

how do you attach photos? I'll post photo of my house
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When you post a response there is a little paper clip up on the top, if it is not there, there is a radio button to go to advance, just click on the paper clip and attach your photo, there is a max size, so you will have to resize any photo to post here.

Weather is what it is, I have a F150 with 4 wheel drive, built just for days like those that are coming.

You can message me anytime, or just post your question on the forum, there are like I said many very helpful persons here.

I am looking forward to see you get started on this project, it is very self gratifying.

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I have f250 4x4 and am ready also! I tried attaching 2 photos. Let me know if it worked
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I have f250 4x4 and am ready also! I tried attaching 2 photos. Let me know if it worked
Yes but they are rather small, but that is one very nice place, by the looks of it.

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