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Old 08-15-2016, 05:28 AM   #1
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I am finally finished with the rest of the basement and it is now time to move to the bathroom. It is a small bathroom with a low ceiling. I was originally thinking about a curbless shower but I am not sure I gain anything by not having a curb. I still want to recess the pan so it is not a step up to the shower. If you use a foam curb how do you attach the shower doors? The model I was looking for on line all seamed to have a screw into the curb on the fixed glass.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:02 AM   #2
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Regardless of the composition of the curb, I wouldn't allow for any screws through the top of it. The screws would likely penetrate the waterproofing layer and cause an eventual failure of the shower.

The.glass or.metal tracks on the curbs are sealed in place with silicone, although I would do that only on the outer part of the track. Leave the inside part open so moisture can escape.
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I will look for different doors. The first one that I looked at the installation manual said must drill into curb.
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Nope. As K man says .... do not screw anything into the curb, regardless of what anyone says. Silicone only.
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Does it mater which order the drywall and the foam pan goes in? By framed opening is 60 inches wide and the pan is 60 inches wide. Do I put the pan in first then drywall above that or do I put the drywall up and apply kerdi then cut the pan to the correct with and install?
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Either will work, but I'd probably put the pan in last to minimize the amount of time spent on top of it. Some installers elect to tile and grout the walls before every setting the pan. It's easy enough to do, but since the pan is a specific height, you'll want to plan carefully when setting the first row of tile (which is actually the second row up from the floor).
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Not related to my project but local college just finished a cool tile project.
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Back on this project and ready for slc on the floor. On the rest of the basement I used TEC. HD has Custom Building Products and Henry 555. Which one of those would you use?
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K-State sucks! Jayhawks for life!

On a related note, check out my basement bathroom project, I've asked and answered a lot of the questions you have asked or will probably ask. I also have posted some architectural details that may be of help to you in getting this figured out.
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LevelPro works pretty well, available at HD.
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Level Pro worked good now ready for walls.

I am planning on use Laticrete 317 for the areas where the durock membrane is. Can I use this thinset for the rest of the wall tile where is being applied to drywall or should I switch to a modified thinset? Same question for the floor where the pan is durock membrane and the rest of the floor is concrete.
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Couple more questions

Transition from durock to drywall do I use thinset of drywall mud?

Do I need to tape the durock prior to installing the membrane?

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You can use the 317 for all those applications, but you could also use a modified thinset mortar and probably find it a bit easier to use. USG finally came to their senses and said you could use either modified or unmodified mortar for installing and tiling over their Durock Shower Membrane, which made abundant good sense given that they require a modified mortar for use over their own Durock cement board.

Some Versabond from Homer's should be easy to source and serve the purposes.

Your transition from CBU to drywall must be outside the wet area and drywall mud is fine for finishing such joints.

You do not want to fill or tape any CBU joints to be covered with your Durock waterproofing membrane.

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Thanks for the help

One more

Should I prime the drywall or leave it bare?


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