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Old 07-16-2017, 09:11 PM   #61
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Nope. Use whatever you've got.

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Old 07-16-2017, 09:19 PM   #62
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Also planning to use a frameless glass shower door (5 ft wide), and from what I've read of he reviews, it can be a tricky install if your walls aren't perfectly plumb. I put a level against one of the studs, and it isn't level. Is there a way to fix this to make the install easier or am I just stuck with trying to make it fit?


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Old 07-16-2017, 09:53 PM   #63
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There's always a way to fix it. Just depends on how much demolition has to be done.

How much out of plumb is the wall? The glass installer I use has a laser square so he can take measurements and account for a door jamb that's a bit out.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:30 AM   #64
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Looks like about the same on both sides from what I can tell. Do these pictures tell you enough or do I need to go buy a laser square to try and come up with something more precise?

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I can see that it's out, but not by how much.

For an 8' ceiling, if you use a 4' level you can see how far out it is at the bottom and at the top, add the two together and see how far out it is in total.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:15 PM   #66
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I only had a 3 ft level. Top 3 feet it was about 1/8 inch out, next 3 feet it looked about 1/4 inch out, maybe 3/16. Then bottom 3 feet looked about the same, 3/16 out. But obviously that was 1 foot overlapping.

So maybe 1/2 inch out total? Maybe 9/16?


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Old 07-17-2017, 09:45 PM   #67
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Dave, for an operation like that, if you don't have a sufficiently long level, get a sufficiently long straight-edge and put your level against that while the straight-edge is against what you're trying to measure.

Trying to "calculate" while measuring three-foot sections is not gonna get you where you wanna go.

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I used a $9 brass plumb bob for my 9' tall walls... er... using. I still have a short section to go.
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If I'm using kerdi membrane to waterproof shower, do I still need to use cement board, or is green board acceptable? Or does it matter at all what I use?


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Dave, you really want to read and follow the directions for the product you're planning to use. If it's the Schluter Kerdi Shower System, the manufacturer's recommended wall backing material is plain white gypsum board.

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Couple questions about using the kerdi shower curb.

(1) I'm using a handy man to level the subfloor before setting the prefabricated kerdi shower pan, and to plumb the walls. The handyman recommended setting the curb before pouring the leveling compound, but he made a strange recommendation that I hadn't heard before. He suggested filling the holes (see picture of bottom side of curb) inside the curb with dry pack mortar because other wise the curb can sound hollow if anything impacts it?

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(2) the kerdi curb is 6.5 inches high and feels a little high to me. I was planning to cut the height down to 4.5 inches, can I just use a standard hand saw for this? And according to code it only has to be 2 inches above the drain right?

(3) whats the best method to go about sloping the top of the curb since apparently they don't come with the top pre-pitched towards the inside the shower?

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1. You can if you want, but I wouldn't bother.

2, and 3. Since you're cutting it down anyway, you could use a table saw to rip the bottom side off to make it 4 1/2" tall, than set the blade at a very slight angle and shave the top to make the inside about 1/16 - 1/8" lower than the outside.
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I just installed one of those curbs. Once the kerdi is mortared over top of it, there is NO sound from it. Solid as a rock.
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Great, that's helpful. Another question about a kerdi adaptor drain.

I have a clamping ring currently installed and planning to use the kerdi drain with the adaptor along with the prefabricated shower tray. The clamping ring drain is currently level with the subfloor, so after I install the prefab shower pan, will that provide enough additional height to install the kerdi drain adapted into the clamping ring?

I guess my question really is how high will the kerdi drain have to sit after being adapted into the clamping ring body? Just trying to figure out if I will need to raise the prefab pan any to make sure the drain still sits as low as it needs to in order to drain properly.


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Does the curb only have to be 2 inches above the drain according to code, or is it 2 inches above the tallest edge?


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