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Old 06-18-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Does a plumber have to install a kerdi drain system

Does a plumber have to install the kerdi drain system??? If not then why doesnt everyone use them. This would mean a tile guy can do 98 % of a shower without a plumber then rite. Just wondering asked this ? to a inspector today and he was puzzled as well.
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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Personally, I don't think a plumber has to do anything in the tiled shower. They don't have to do the mud pan either.

As long as it passes a leak test, it should be good

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Old 06-18-2004, 05:16 PM   #3
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But here in Florida they are required to pull a permit and install the pan. You CAN NOT tile it until it has been checked off by an inspector. So If I use the kerdi system no plumber needed rite..
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Not sure Opie, whadda they inspect?

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It's the same in the City of Houston. Plumbers have to call for the pan inspection, and a plumber is supposed to be on the job when the inspection takes place. In the case of the Kerdi shower, we are working to get that changed. I know it's that way in many places around the country, though.

Personally, of all the plumbers I know there's only one I would trust with my Kerdi-drain, and you can't get him. He's booked.
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in most parts of the country drains fall under plbg..
pans becouse they are handling "gray water " may also be plbg.
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Around here, if you get a permit, a plumber has to install the pan liner. I have yet to find a plumber who preslopes the pan. Have any of you guys seen a plumber mix up some deck mud?
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I had a plumber up here that wanted me to put the pan in with no pre slope. He told me water will seek its own level. I told him in a nice way I AM DOING THE PAN! PLEASE LEAVE! I think that all the plumber should do is LEAVE the drain and let us do the rest. If it needs to be inspected so be it. Nothing is inspected up here. Matt, have you seen a plumber put a drain in level? I haven't yet and I haven't seen any mixing mud.
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I saw a plumber set a jacuzzi tub with joint compound. Gee 5 gallons will never dry the tub never set rite.
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Why didn't he just use plumbers putty?
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Plumbers putty

Isn't that just for plumbers' crack repair...
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