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Old 09-13-2006, 05:54 PM   #76
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NOW I discover Kerdi !!!

Excuse me if I'm posting in the wrong place but here goes:

I already have the drain roughed-in and the plywood subfloor in place AND NOW I Discover this Kerdi system! I downloaded my ebook last night, but does anyone know If it's too late for me to customize and/or use some parts of this great-sounding system without tearing up the sub-floor and cutting joists?
Also- I'd love a walk-in shower, but the hot mop guys all seem to want a 3in. curb for testing purposes. Does it really have to be that high? (I do have an extra 2 inches clearance above the subfloor to the bottom of the pocket door.)

I'm in the S.F. area, won't be having an inspection, and my shower is 6'5" long and can be up to 4'. wide, with walls (open to studs) on 3 sides.

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Old 09-13-2006, 06:19 PM   #77
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Hi Katy,

Yep, you're in the wrong place.

You should start a regular thread on your project so we can all keep up with you as you progress. I just say that no, it's not too late.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:42 PM   #78
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Drywall & Kerdi

Well, first of all, I am VERY excited about the Kerdi system. I can’t wait to try it out. But I am still unclear on a few issues.

It looks like the Kerdi system is applied directly over regular drywall (Sheetrock, Wallboard, Gypsum, etc.). This makes me ask a few questions…

1) Is regular ½” drywall strong enough? (It’s not as hard as say Cement BackerBoard.)

2) Would green (moisture resistant) drywall be okay to use? (Would the moisture resistant properties cause the thin set not to adhere?) (Green drywall may be code for all bathrooms in my area.)

Thanks for any advice,

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Old 09-14-2006, 08:07 AM   #79
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Welcome back, Lisa.

Please see the post immediately above yours.

If this is not the same shower from 2004, start a new thread for this project. We'll find you there.

If it is the same shower, you can just add on to that thread if you like.

Regular sheetrock is preferred, MD board (greenrock) is OK, too.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:59 AM   #80
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Just a quick question, I already have the TYW book which I noticed had some info on the Kerdi system. Is the Kerdi Shower book the same info, or does it go into alot more detail. Also is there a place where I can watch the Kerdi video before I order all my supplies?

This is the first of probably many questions as I start preparing for this job while convincing my wife I can do it...

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Old 09-14-2006, 12:37 PM   #81
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There is lots of installation specific information in the Kerdi e-book. You will want it. Click on the Schluter link on the right and contact someone in Customer Service for your region and they will get you the CD to watch.
Between the CD and John's book you will be all set.
When you get ready to start please start a new thread and keeping all of the posts there we can follow along on your project.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:41 PM   #82
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The eBook is far more detailed, Allan, and gots waaaay better pichers.

Spend the ten bucks.

The video is on Schluter's web site, I believe. I don't know zackly how to find it there, though. Bet you can track it down, though.

Start a thread for your project before you get to any more questions. This is not a good place for'em.

Or what Fast-Fingers Jerry said.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:01 PM   #83
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My associates have already answered the questions, but I just love talking about the Kerdi method.

I wrote the ebook because I felt that I had not done the method justice in Tile Your World. I left many questions unanswered (and that is usually the case in a printed book. You can't anticipate all the questions). The ebook is wonderful because it can be amended and corrected as time goes by. We haven't edited the book yet, but when we do it will be available once more to everyone who has purchased it. In the meantime, there have been updates posted on the special web page that purchasers are privy to. I can guarantee you that, while nothing is ever perfect, The Kerdi Shower Book is the most complete reference available to anyone wishing to build and tile a waterproof and mold-free shower using that method.

P.S. For novice shower builders Tile Your World is still the best all-around book to have because is takes you back to the basics, and The Kerdi Shower Book doesn't do that. It assumes you already know how to build a ceramic tile shower. So, clever person that I am, I've arranged it so that newbies still have to buy both books.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:57 PM   #84
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Smile You need to do a video!

John,

You need to do a video! You'd be the star. For background music, how about CX softly humming "It's a tile world...".

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Old 09-17-2006, 06:13 PM   #85
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Great idea, Dan. I've already had it, though. We'll be producing videos in the next few months. Hope to have something ready to go by the first of the year.

CX will probably be editing as he always does. He's a nit picker. Does a really great job. Few people know he can actually converse in English and is a stickler at grammar.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:04 PM   #86
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Where do I find the special webpage? Or do I wait for an email. READ READ READ, The story of my life lately as my wife is asking "how much would it be to let a pro do it?" No faith
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:49 PM   #87
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Look at the post above yours and click the link..
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:38 PM   #88
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Not sure what you mean, I already purchased the ebook and I was referring to the post that John made "In the meantime, there have been updates posted on the special web page that purchasers are privy to." Not sure if you were pointing me in that directions or if you were telling me were to purchase the ebook, my wife says I'm slow at times.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:43 PM   #89
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Well, Allan, I gotta admit I ain't got no eye-dee where that "special page" is, neither.

I have a copy of the eBook, of course, but I ain't never sent ol' JB no ten bucks. Maybe that's why he ain't never tole me where that page is.
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:21 PM   #90
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Can't wait to see the videos. There are so many things from the proper consistency of thinset to properly positioning a tile that only a video can make clear.

Well, either a video or an apprenticeship.

And we can all find out how JB keeps his white sneakers clean.
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