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Old 12-29-2014, 08:13 PM   #16
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Yeah, a do-over seems certain. The Schluter system looks nice. I'm also looking into an acrylic base and wall panel system. Seems to be able to install directly on the floor and directly over wallboard. A local vendor offers the Onyx Collection. No grout lines to maintain sounds nice. Anybody have experience with this?

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Old 01-02-2015, 06:29 PM   #17
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I decided to go with Schluter Kerdi. Here is some demolition progress. There was some membrane around the door frame but nowhere else. Not much water damage yet...just a few rusty nails. Attachment 102505 Stupid backer board-image-1334539947.jpg Stupid backer board-image-2580323650.jpg Stupid backer board-image-523560416.jpg

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Old 01-03-2015, 08:33 PM   #18
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Where's the ventilation.?
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I can only chime in on Schluter and kerdi waterproofing. I LOVE it, I have done two bathroom remodels and loved it. It's not the cheapest way to go, but sure does work. Only complaint I have is in the corners where they want " overlap" . It causes a slight bulge that is sometimes a pain to deal with in certain tile designs and styles. But I will be using it again on this next project.
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Where's the ventilation.?
See the photo with the light? That is a LVH unit.
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I've built two bathrooms using onyx wall panels----the customers were very pleased with the results---for that work,I let my granite company do the install----rather a slick, modern look---suited the house well--not my personal taste---but a good look for their modern house.
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So I've hired a tile setter (with Kerdi) and will save a little money by installing the concrete board myself. During demolition I found that the original concrete board was laid over drywall. Is this necessary? Can the concrete board go directly on the studs?
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Yikes---drywall behind the backer is not good---horrible,actually----Yes---backer board directly to the studs---

Check the studs for alignment---the wall needs to be flat---sister in new studs where needed--

Also--add blocking for safety grab rails---and be sure there are studs where the shower door will be attached---
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Ok...so is the 'yikes' to drywall behind concrete board simply a statement about water? Or something else?
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Drywall sucks up moisture--that's why the 'yikes'---with the Schluter system,this would not be an issue---but still,a bad idea and of no benefit to your wall system----
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