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Old 04-07-2017, 08:19 PM   #16
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This the same shower with the stained concrete floor in the bathroom, Billy?
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Yes it is...but now I'm wanting to install a Kerdi system.....it doesn't appear to be that difficult.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:17 PM   #18
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Can the Kerdi Shower L/LS be expanded in size by joining it with another piece of Kerdi board and sealing it with Kerdi Band??...or is a mortar bed the only option?
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if the board is the same thickness, yes.
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How would he slope the added on piece of Kerdi Board, Paul?

Billy, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.
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Since the added piece is so small, 2 1/2 inches, the banding will add pert near the desired slope. No?
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Thanks CX...will do. Attached is a sketch of my project.
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Since you are doing a linear drain, Skip the foam pan and make your own mud bed to perfectly fit and solve all your problems.
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On that score I most certainly agree with Paul.
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Ok guys, how deep would you suggest recessing the concrete foundation?
Then after the mud bed, what waterproofing products and methods to install would you recommend?
What brand or type of linear wall drain would you use?
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I would recess it 3 1/2 inches because that's convenient for the concrete guys and gives you plenty of room for any kind of drain or location. It's easy to build your mud up to the concrete grade for your shower design.

I would recommend the USG Shower System membrane for your waterproofing. Installed per manufacturer's recommendations.

Lots of linear drains out there to choose from. I don't know what might be most available to you.

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Thanks CX....A friend just gave me a good idea..i think..he said to recess the floor in the shower area 3.5" and to recess the entrance door opening 1.5" deep by about 12" into the dry area. Then build a mud bed in the shower and waterproof it and waterproof the 12" x 36" portion that comes into the dry area. Then tile the 36" x 12" are.
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I'd go a good deal farther than a foot into the dry area, Billy, if you're planning to be using a wheelchair in and out of that shower. Give yourself enough area outside the shower entry for a drying off area in the chair. Or not. Entirely up to you.

In any case, I'd let your concrete guys form up any area you plan to mud at the 3 1/2" depth to simplify the forming. Easy to build up the mud areas to whatever level you need/want.

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Other than a Kerdi system, what is the recommended waterproofing method to use over the mud bed and up the walls to seal the shower? My friend said his shower guy used a liquid rubber material that was applied using a roller and that they applied 3 coats to the floor and walls. The tiles were then applied using thinset mortar.
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I would recommend the USG Durock Shower System membrane, Billy. Very similar in application to Kerdi, but a thinner and better membrane overall and easier to work with. The components are available on Amazon and all you really need are the membrane and a drain.

I would personally not recommend using any liquid-applied waterproofing membrane to create your shower receptor. While it sounds like it would be easier, it is not like painting your bedroom walls.

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