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zaphod 06-09-2014 01:36 PM

25) What do I do where the tiles hit the floor? Do I put them right on the floor or do I leave a small gap then fill it in later?

Richard Tunison 06-09-2014 01:38 PM

Leave a gap and caulk it later.

zaphod 06-10-2014 11:27 AM

Getting ready to install the tiles onto the Kerdi.

26) What Size and type of trowel do I use to apply thinset to the back of the tiles?

27) how much working time does thinset usually have? Should I mix up enough for the entire job even if I will still have to make some cuts along the way?

28) to skimcoat the kerdi, is that just a putting it on as thin as possible and removing as much as I can with the flat side of my trowel, or should I leave some thickness there?

29) what is the correct consistency of the thinset? I'm guessing too thin any my tiles will slide around too much and too thick won't give me any time to get them positioned... any advice?

HomeDepotAssociate 06-10-2014 11:50 AM

"You'll have a much easier time if you thin down some Red Guard 1: 4 with water and apply that over the CBU before starting the kerdi."

Late to the party, miss you guys. Am I reading the above quote right? Like redguard & kerdi? its early. . :o

cx 06-10-2014 12:20 PM

Chate', if you'll go to our FAQ you'll find a brief tutorial on how to post and properly attribute quotes here on the site. Very simple once you see it, and folks won't need to go searching about to determine whom or what is being quoted, eh? :)

While CBP does recommend mixing their RedGard with water as a primer over particularly absorbent substrates for a RedGard application, I would not recommend it for a Kerdi installation. Probably wouldn't hurt, and it might possibly help, but I still wouldn't do it. Dampening the substrate sufficiently is all that should normally be necessary for a successful Kerdi application.

My opinion; worth price charged.

HomeDepotAssociate 06-10-2014 02:44 PM

OOoohhh, okay. That was the sigh of 'yes that makes sense'. I had another question but 6 customers later and now I forgot. :9. In the mean time ill work on proper quoting :)

cx 06-10-2014 05:00 PM

Just ignore the customers, Chate', everyone else there does, 'specially if the customer looks like he needs help loading something. :D


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