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420benz 03-27-2010 04:27 PM

Installing curb on a slab
My thought is to nail the first 2x4 to the slab with a Hilti then nail two more 2x4's on top.Is this wide and high enough?

Brad Denny 03-27-2010 04:29 PM

Hi Phil,
Should be plenty high. Need to put some poly between the wood and the slab to keep moisture from the bottom warping the curb, though. :)

Crestone Tile 03-27-2010 04:33 PM


TS Jr 03-27-2010 09:18 PM

Even easier yet. ;)

ceramictec 03-27-2010 10:56 PM


what type of waterproofing are you doing?
This would help determine the route.

Deckert 03-27-2010 11:02 PM

I agree with Matt. Bricks are the easiest, cheapest, *fastest way to do it.

*yeah, the foam curbs are fast if you happen to already have one, but.....by the time the average person can track down an appropriate foam curb, get it back to the house, and set it they could have already grabbed a dozen bricks at Homers and been done.

JTreehorn 03-27-2010 11:13 PM

Bricks........4 sure.

MarkTarkus 03-27-2010 11:46 PM

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Thinset some bricks to the floor.

scuttlebuttrp 03-28-2010 06:08 AM

Bricks here too. Even with a normal liner.

420benz 03-28-2010 09:22 AM

Mark: What size are those bricks,they don't look like the normal red brick 2 3/4x8x2 1/2.Exactly how wide and high should the curb be? Also,if i use brick do i still cover them with hardy board then the Kerdy?

Shaughnn 03-28-2010 09:29 AM

If you are using the KERDI system, you will just thinset the membrane to the brick and pre-slope. No need for cement board in those areas, though your walls will need either wallboard or cement board under the KERDI.

420benz 03-28-2010 11:28 AM

If i use a standard brick,the curb will finish at about 2 3/4wx6" hi [stacking two bricks + mortar. Is this hi and wide enough?

Shaughnn 03-28-2010 11:31 AM

Width is a matter of personal tastes. A general rule for finished curb height which I work by is "2 inches above shower pan". If I can use a system like KERDI and keep my inside height down, then my outside height *can* be lower if I want it to be.

420benz 03-28-2010 11:54 AM

This problem my determine which system to use. I am bringing the shower out into the TILED floor about 6"which means that the curb will be installed on top of the existing tile.PS.I really don't want to remove the tile.

MarkTarkus 03-28-2010 01:16 PM

Phil, those are 4" thick 8 x 16 cinder blocks cut in half to 4 x 4 x 16. Thinset to floor and fill with deck mud. I sometimes use 4 x 8 x 2" brick pavers double stacked. There's a block company near my house and they have lots of random stuff to choose from.

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