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Old 10-11-2006, 04:40 AM   #1
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Kerdi over mortar bed?

I have an irregular shower and was wondering if anyone has ever floated a mortar bed, then used kerdi over it for water proofing? If so, Did you integrate the kerdi drain. I would like to float the bed an use the kerdi, but would like to hear from someone who has done it.
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Hi Larry, It's done all the time. Check out the link in my signature, my shower thread has a few pics of the mud pan and Kerdi Drain. It's pretty easy to do.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:36 AM   #3
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Before they came out with the Kerdi tray that is how all Kerdi shower were done.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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thanks........... a picture is worth a thousand words
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Hi Larry,

Trust me, the sale will not set me free, but I think you need The Kerdi Shower Book.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:17 AM   #6
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Wink

Actually I bought the kerdi book about a year ago when I did the last shower.
Great book! This particular shower I will not be using a presloped pan, but will be doing a mud bed myself. I just found the book last nite and started going thru it. I planned on using a kerdi drain, but my plumber already installed a standard drain. (this is new construction.) The drain is circular and it looks like the hgt can be adjusted by turning it in and out of the threads. Should I take out this drain and use the kerdi drain instead? I did not see anything in the kerdi book about using kerdi with a standard type of drain. Also seems like it would be more work cutting the tiles for a circular drain
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:55 AM   #7
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Hi Larry,

There is a method where you can use a standard drain with Kerdi but I would recommend against it. Use the Kerdi Drain, it's pretty easy to cut the old drain off and install the Kerdi one in its place. Look in the Liberry for a picture showing typical dimensions/heights for the riser pipe. the square drain is a breeze to tile around too, especially if you go with 2x2 tiles.
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Here's a link that will help with the Kerdi Drain - http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=28637
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Amen, amen. Get the Kerdi-drain.
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