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Old 08-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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Shower curb made with Brick


Using brick for the shower curb, can some one answer these 2 simple questions:

1.) what to use to set the brick to cement foundation and each other;

2.) What's the code requirement for the distance/height of the inside top of the finished curb above the drain?

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Using brick for the shower curb, can some one answer these 2 simple questions:

1.) what to use to set the brick to cement foundation and each other;
Modified thinset.
2.) What's the code requirement for the distance/height of the inside top of the finished curb above the drain?
There is no code requirement relating to showers I am aware of. The height above the drain would depend on how far away the drain was and the degree of slope. The way to do it is to have the top of the finished curb not to exceed six inches above the shower floor as you step out of the shower.
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Curious to know why you are using brick.
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I've used masonry mortar.
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when i did the shower at my condo (i sold it). i used bricks for the curb. doing my research, i found that any wood will fail, sooner or later. but bricks, those don't care if they get wet.
i set them on the concrete floor with thinset. then i did the whole shower with kirdi. turned out fantastic ! the drain was at floor level. the granite curb topper was about 4" off the floor.
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idk why i never took any more finished pics
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Thanks all, I did not receive emails you guys had answered!
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Thanks all, I did not receive emails you guys had answered!
The Email Notification gizmo was out of service for about two weeks, it's back now.
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Curious to know why you are using brick.
Going to use Kerdi.

Should I use a notched trowel, if yes what size?
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the instructions will tell you what to use and do.
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the instructions will tell you what to use and do.

No I mean for the modified thinset used to secure the bricks, I know kerdi requires 8 x 8
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i just put some down. and got the curb base somewhat flat and level.

i say "somewhat", because mine didn't need to be perfect. as i had a piece of granite cut and i used that as a curb topper. feakin sweet it was.
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i just put some down. and got the curb base somewhat flat and level.

i say "somewhat", because mine didn't need to be perfect. as i had a piece of granite cut and i used that as a curb topper. feakin sweet it was.

That's the plan also. I just need to know how much or how thick?
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i don't remember how much i used. look at it as setting a tile.

also, after the brick was layed, i wrapped it with the kirdi.
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i'm diggin up pics. darn they are hard to find.
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those are pretty flat paver bricks, 2" maybe ?
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