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Unread 01-12-2020, 12:40 PM   #4
D & D Reno
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Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 26
Thanks for the welcome guys!

I would only consider it in a 2.6 wall. With 2" of XPS you would get R10, another 2.2 from the Kerdi, giving you a total of 12.2. Wouldn't use PolyIso board despite it's higher per inch R value, actually loses R value in colder temps.

I didn't quite search like mentioned, I will give it a try. Just basic "exterior niche" several different ways. Read through a few pages, and always find my interest piqued by something else and suddenly an hour goes by and I'm an expert on something I had no intention on researching. lol Although I did see some terrible pics on here of poor customers with some really sketchy tile contractors. One looked like they were going to use the exterior sheathing as the back of the niche by just throwing some Red Guard on it. Did see a good idea her or on the net where they put the niche between the shower head and valve by bumping the water pipe out from the valve and back again for the shower head. That honestly never crossed my mind but may use that sometime.

Promised the wife I would finally tile one of our showers at our own house this winter when work slowed down. Haven't quite slowed down as much as I thought (a good problem), but I busted out the 1 piece shower yesterday. I knew if I didn't start it at some point, it would never happen. You know the saying, the plumber always has leaky pipes. Same seems to go with tile; the guy that can make awesome showers for others, has 1 piece fiberglass shower at home.

If anyone else has any opinions or experience, I would love to hear it!
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