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Old 10-14-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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I'm putting in a bathroom in my basement and wanted to get recommendations on shower pan products. I've been looking at the Schluter and Dix Systems products and wanted to get recommendations from anyone here.

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I am in the process of finishing up a basement bath. I used the Schluter shower kit and was very happy with it. The kit comes with a comprehensive DVD and installation videos can also be view on Schluter's website. The only part of the installation that I had to figure out myself was attaching the drain to the stub out in the slab.

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Schluter Systems.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Appreciated. One of the challenges I have is the drain is not centered in the shower. I'd like to avoid reworking the drain location because it is in conncrete (was pre-stubbed by the builder). The Schluter system looks like it requires a centered drain. Correct? That's a an advantage for me going with the Dix System. Anyone had experience with Dix Systems? I've talked with them and they've been very helpful. Is moving the drain to center the better way to go?
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You can cut the pieces of the Schluter system to fit your drain location. They have a few different styles. Just get the one that is the closest and trim as needed to get it to line up with your drain.
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You can cut the pieces of the Schluter system to fit your drain location. They have a few different styles. Just get the one that is the closest and trim as needed to get it to line up with your drain.
HOLD ON!!!

That may not be as easy as it sounds. A drain that is a little ways off-center or away from the predesignated drain hole in the Schluter Shower Kit isn't a problem but a hole that is more than and inch or two from center in any direction begins to serve-up some real issues. When you go cutting the kit-floor if you can't trim equal amounts from all sides to get where your drain hole must be then your screwed. When you cut those kit-floors lop-sided you change the height of the outer edge of the kit-floor and in some cases also the slope changes.

If the drain is not in place as yet you can go to a cast-in-place cement base and still use the Schluter KERDI-Drain and Schluter KERDI-Mat. That way...it doesn't matter where the drain is located it can still be done fairly easily.
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HOLD ON!!!

That may not be as easy as it sounds. A drain that is a little ways off-center or away from the predesignated drain hole in the Schluter Shower Kit isn't a problem but a hole that is more than and inch or two from center in any direction begins to serve-up some real issues. When you go cutting the kit-floor if you can't trim equal amounts from all sides to get where your drain hole must be then your screwed. When you cut those kit-floors lop-sided you change the height of the outer edge of the kit-floor and in some cases also the slope changes.

If the drain is not in place as yet you can go to a cast-in-place cement base and still use the Schluter KERDI-Drain and Schluter KERDI-Mat. That way...it doesn't matter where the drain is located it can still be done fairly easily.
Thanks for bringing that up. When I did mine, I never considered that cutting affects the height at the outer edge. My drain was centered in the shower, so by default I cut equal amounts from each side. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good!

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