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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Bath remodel

Good Morning --

I will demo a bath today. Having never removed a pre-fab tub/shower combo before, do you have some recommendations on some good procedures? Where should I start? Thank you.

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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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Are you trying to "save" anything, Patrick? Is this a complete gut/remodel?

If it's a complete gut, start with removing the shower valve handle and cover, the fill spout, and the drain assembly. Looks like there are some corner moldings/bull nose that the floor to tub joint - pop those off (wear eyeball protection), then plug the sawzall in!
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All done. Thanks.

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Yup, sawzall. That's how we got out our fiberglass shower and how we'll do the tub/surround as well. Though we just cut around the handle and drain so we could remove them after seeing what was behind them.
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Folks --

For this shower I am building:

1. Walls will be CBU (durock or wonderboard) -- Redguard is the waterproof

2. Pan is Schluter with Kerdi as waterproof

3. Schluter wants unmodified thinset to set tile

4. Redguard wants modified thinset to set tile

I am not concerned about either warranty but have a couple of questions regarding the waterproofing sequence , thin set choice and would appreciate your thoughts/real world experiences.

1. Should I waterproof the CBU first, then overlap the Kerdi a few inches up the CBU or affix the Kerdi to the pan, then red guard over the kerdi (just the vertical overlapped bit)?

2. In researching the various threads regarding thinset requirements pertaining to setting on kerdi -- schluter wants unmodified. However, I have seen it mentioned that modified thinset will provide trouble free adherence but will void warranty. My intent is to utilize modified thin set atop Kerdi and am asking, from real-world practical experience, can I expect the installation to last -- warranty notwithstanding.

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