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Old 11-02-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Good morning Jart-----

Post a picture,if you can--along with the size of the shower base---this will help.

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I moved this to the 'tile' section for you----Mike----
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Thanks Mike.

Shower area is 42x42 and I noticed a 1/4" pitch from the back of the shower to the front - do I have to compensate for that before the pan goes in? If so, how do I do that? Also, I noticed the floor is very squeaky there - I screwed down the floor, but it didnt help much - any thoughts?


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You have to thinset under the pan anyway. You can make up that slope with the thinset. As for the squeaks, more screws. Screw in anywhere floor movement might affect whats attched to it, IE not just the joists underneath, but also the bottom plates around it. If you have squeaks, you have movement which is not good for tile.
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I do not recommend trying to make up 1/4" slope difference with thinset under the Kerdi pan, because you are going to have to step on that pan to press it down, thereby probably destroying your built up thinset area. I would solve that problem first with a self leveling compound.

If your squeak is due to thin flooring, then it needs to be beefed up. If not, you can try more screws, but it might not matter. Squeaks really aren't going to work up through the thinset, shower pan, and tile assembly. In other words your footstep pressure will be too spread out to cause squeaks. Try putting the shower pan down and lay some tile on top of it and step on it and see if the same spots squeak.
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Thanks for the responses!

Called the shop yesterday to order the Kerdi and the sales guy took a while to look things up. When I asked if they sell a lot of them, he said they used to, but now they sell a lot of the Laticrete systems since they dont have to mess with the fabric membrane and just a paint membrane. Should I go the Laticrete route instead?
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I'm not familiar with that one---However, I am a huge fan of Latacrete---I have built several Hydroban showers---

Do you have a link to the product?
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Hey Mike - I remember you mentioning it so I wanted to check it out. Here is a link that has them. It doesn't mention anything about the waterproofing paint that the guy mentioned on the phone.

http://www.tilestoreonline.com/Pre_S...Pans_s/415.htm
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Anyone familiar with the Latacrete pan?
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Latacrete has a website that is loaded with videos---they also have factory reps that might be able to offer some advice----
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Thanks Mike. I checked out the videos and the system seems similar to the Kerdi (minus the fabric), but that doesnt tell me how well it hold up in real life. I was hoping someone on here could chime in with experience. I almost feel more comfortable using a fabric to allow for movement (even though there shouldn't be any) than a paint that could run the risk of cracking/splitting.
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I've built several showers using Hydroban----but always basement showers on a slab.

I know the product is supposed to be safe for wood framing---but I am not going to try it---call me cautious---

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