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Old 02-21-2011, 06:04 PM   #31
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Pretty neat Bud.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:30 PM   #32
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Update: This fix scares the hell out of me so much that I put it off and just got done tiling and grouting a 12' x 15' kitchen area to delay taking it on. Bud, I hear what you're saying and I will follow you instructions to a tee when I anchor in the pan this week, but just to be sure, I called Schluter again and they said placing a few inch square KERDI mat patches fixed with KERDI fix over the screws used to secure the flexing spot of the pan will make it waterproof. Like I said, I took cement board all the way down to the bottom of the pan and caulked the base to be safe. I've never worked with anything KERDI before, so aside from worrying that I'd screw up lining the entire pan, I gotta believe that 2 different Schluter reps telling me the exact same thing about patching being a suitable remedy will give me as good a chance as any.
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Then GO FOR IT!

Do they also agree that using the epoxy thinset supplied with the pan will be OK on the KERDI patches?

You might ask the next Techie you talk with if he/she has any real field experience or did they sign-on with Schluter fresh after getting their two-year Associates Degree in IT.
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Then GO FOR IT!

Do they also agree that using the epoxy thinset supplied with the pan will be OK on the KERDI patches?

You might ask the next Techie you talk with if he/she has any real field experience or did they sign-on with Schluter fresh after getting their two-year Associates Degree in IT.
If anyone's reading this thread because they had a similar experience, the last page unfortunately will be a waste of your time. I screwed up, Bud, not the Schluter tech. I skipped over the whole epoxy reacting with the mat part. This whole project has my head spinning, and in my confused state, I left out the whole "I'll be laying the floor tiles with epoxy" part. NOW I see why you have to line the whole pan - not because the little square patches wouldn't waterproof the screw holes, but because you can't use that epoxy over the mat. Duh.

So, back to my situation. I have more than enough KERDI mat for the 30" x 54" pan, but I only have one tube of KERDI fix. Bud, did you say two tubes would be enough to line a pan of this size?
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Bud, did you say two tubes would be enough to line a pan of this size?
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