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Old 12-03-2005, 05:58 AM   #1
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Kerdi questions

I've only been laying tile now for a year, so I'm still getting up to speed. I'm very happy to have found this forum. Here's my question. Has anybody used the Kerdi system to just do the shower pan without the sides? In other words just replace the old way of doing the shower pan. We're doing a condo with about 20 showers in odd shapes with the permaboard already up. To put the pan in the boss wants to pull all the board and put the pan behind it and put the board back. I'm not thrilled. So any help would be great. Thanks
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:10 AM   #2
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Can you slide the Kerdi under the bottom edge?

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Have you got enough space to slide it underneath?
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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Nope, no room to slide it under. It's screwed and many of the pieces go back behind the stud wall. On some of them we have to cut the piece in two and pull each piece out.
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:43 AM   #4
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If you want to use Kerdi, why not just do the sides too? Also, you will need to use the Kerdi drain.
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:49 AM   #5
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I know guys who do the Kerdi drain and the 3' up around the base and then Redguard the rest of the area. They say it works.
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Hi Dave, Welcome aboard.

You can do it if you're not concerned about product warranty. Schluter would want the membrane to go all the way up to shower head height. The problem is that the Permabase is not waterproof, and water can wick behind the Kerdi.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:04 AM   #7
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I dont think the redguard would be all that much cheaper anyway if youre already goin up 3' why not just do the job right the first time which would be now.
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