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Bill_Vincent 03-02-2012 09:57 PM

Laticrete's new Shower System
 
For the last year or so, I've been touting showers where Laticrete has a system using Kerdi's drains, and still giving a 25 year manufacturer's warranty, which means even if your installer leaves the trade, your shower is still covered. On April 1st, Laticrete will be making available their OWN drains-- both standard and linear-- to use with their Hydroban seamless waterproofing membrane! For those who wish to DIY their showers, they'll also have the same kind of shower trays available as you're used to seeing with the Kerdi system. The biggest differences between the two systems are 1-- as already stated, the Hydroban is completely seamless, whereas there are seams in the Kerdi system. 2- you won't get the build-up of membrane layers in the corners like you do with Kerdi, and 3- Schluter will only warranty the kerdi system for 5 years. Laticrete warranties theirs for 25.

The whole idea of surface waterproofing is so common sense and simplistic, it's a wonder no one came up with it before the last decade, and Laticrete's system just takes it to a whole new level. Those of you who know me, know that I won't back a product unless I know for sure it's the best you can find. And for anyone who might think otherwise, I have nothing to gain by your buying or NOT buying Laticrete's system. I don't work for Laticrete, nor do I have any OTHER kind of interest, financial or otherwise, except in passing on a premium product to those who might be interested in using it.

http://www.laticrete.com/contractors..._products.aspx

Tech Dawg 03-03-2012 01:05 AM

Great post Bill! Thanks for sharing the info here! I've been itchin to get my hands on a HydroBan drain :clap:

Todd
www.aloneeagle.com

Bill_Vincent 03-03-2012 05:58 AM

They'll be available april 1st. Give Jay Conrod a call, and you might still be able to get on the list for a sample. (203) 393-0100 X-320.

oh'mike 03-03-2012 06:19 AM

Great news--The folks at Latacrete are nice to work with.

Thanks for the info---I use Hydroban and really trust the product.

Never liked having to use a Schluter drain with Hydroban---

JohnFRWhipple 03-15-2012 09:30 AM

You guys know that Hydro Ban can work with any three piece clamping drain right?

Laticrete has a cross section for this.

A new drain from them is only icing on the cake.

JW

Bill_Vincent 03-15-2012 09:16 PM

Yes, I know. IN fact I just did one with a 3 piece drain. however, it defeats the whole purpose for getting away from Chloroloy, which is the use of a surface applied membrane so nothing gets wet other than the tile, grout, and thinset.

JohnFRWhipple 06-06-2012 09:44 AM

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Yes, I know. IN fact I just did one with a 3 piece drain. however, it defeats the whole purpose for getting away from Chloroloy, which is the use of a surface applied membrane so nothing gets wet other than the tile, grout, and thinset.

No Bill. Hydro Ban can be used in replacement of the Chloroloy and tied directly into a clamping drain. It's all spec'd on the Laticrete site but I have issues with the use of latsil over the Hydro Ban when installing the top clamping ring. I think this will only block the weep holes and created a dam of sorts.

The new drain is much better suited for this. Mine comes this week! I'm looking forward to my first install.

JW

JohnFRWhipple 06-06-2012 09:55 AM

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The cross section for a Hydro Ban shower pan liner with a clamping drain can be found here.

Here is the diagram. Remember each coat of Hydro Ban needs to be 15-22 mils or 15/1000" - 22/1000". You need two coats.

Total thickness once installed will be between 30-44 mils. This means the thickness will be as thick or thicker than your credit card. Make sure you use a film guage. I find that doing three coats is easier than laying it on that thick from the get go. Achieving 22 mils with a brush or roller is very hard to do in one pass.

JW

Bill_Vincent 06-06-2012 04:26 PM

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No Bill. Hydro Ban can be used in replacement of the Chloroloy and tied directly into a clamping drain. It's all spec'd on the Laticrete site
Please read what you quoted again? I said, I KNOW-- at that point I'd just DONE one. I also said I don't CARE for it, though, because it defeats MY whole purpose for using the Hydroban, which is the surface applied membrane, which as far as I'm concerned, can't be beat.


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