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Unread 10-29-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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Oatey with Kerdi Question

I apologize for having to bring up the subject, which I realize has been addressed before . . . but I would appreciate a bit more clarification on the issue.

And before I ask, since this is my first post, I wish to send a BIG thank you to Mr. Bridge for both the fabulous Kerdi Shower book . . . and of course, this forum, the best resource for tiling in the world.

I'm starting on a shower project that was partially finished by someone else. There is a new Oatey drain and preslope already installed.

I would like to use Kerdi. Replacing the Oatey drain with the Kerdi drain is problematic (I'm told there is hydronic radiant floor heating in the concrete that I might damage if I chisel out the Oatey drain).

I've read that the Kerdi don't mix with the Oatey drain, but I'm sittin' here looking at this thing and I can't see why not.

If I set the Kerdi in a bed of caulk on the drain I'm athinkin' it's going to be as water-tight as a frog's ass. The drain happens to be set low enough that if I screw down the other components all the way there is just enough room for my thinset and tile.

What am I missing?
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Unread 10-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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There is a adaptor available now I believe. Check with your local TM
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Unread 10-29-2008, 06:19 PM   #3
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I can't see why not either, and if i did it,not sayin it's right mind you, i'd start out with a 1 foot square of Kerdi around the drain,to double it up,and silicone under the bottom piece and the flange.
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Unread 10-29-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, 001. What name can we call you by?

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If I set the Kerdi in a bed of caulk on the drain I'm athinkin' it's going to be as water-tight as a frog's ass.
Hopefully you can do better than that. It turns out that frogs absorb water through their skin instead of drinking it.
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Unread 10-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #5
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I wish i could do that,save me a lot of time in the Florida summers.
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Unread 10-29-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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try looking at the Noble Flex - Drain Flashing.
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Unread 10-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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Thank You

Thank you gentlemen. Brian, the NobleFlex that you recommended looks perfect! A wonderful solution!
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Unread 10-29-2008, 08:35 PM   #8
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Schluter makes a hat, but I don't think they warrant it since they have a killer drain.

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