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Old 01-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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My mother-in-law is in need of a new shower base and tiles (leaks). While I am confident in my tiling abilities, I would like to install a Schluter kit to remedy any leaks she has. Since I have not installed one before, my questions are 1) How long does it take to install the kit? 2) what is involved in making the appropriate drain connection? Thanks!

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lots of kerdi info here:
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/index.php

should take 2 days depending on ability

is the shower on concrete or on plywood floor
if plywood the drain installation won`t be much of an issue. if on concete, you will have to break into the conrete by a few inches to allow for the kerdi drain.

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You say the shower has leaks, I would be more concerned at how long it will take to repair the damage from the leaks, more than how long it will take to install a prefab pan.
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lots of kerdi info here:
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/index.php

should take 2 days depending on ability

is the shower on concrete or on plywood floor
if plywood the drain installation won`t be much of an issue. if on concete, you will have to break into the conrete by a few inches to allow for the kerdi drain.

The pan is on a second floor plywood substrate. The trick will be getting everything out and the new drain connected because there's no access to it from below or the side.
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You say the shower has leaks, I would be more concerned at how long it will take to repair the damage from the leaks, more than how long it will take to install a prefab pan.

I should have been more clear. It has leaked in the past where the original installer's caulking failed. in any event, the whole thing will come out, as well as the wall tiles and drywall behind it. That way, I can inspect the whole are well to see if she has any further damage hidden beneath. Fingers crossed it will be ok. I have done other tear outs in her house and have not yet found any significant hidden damage to studs or anything elese. Again...fingers crossed!
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