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Unread 02-25-2006, 05:57 PM   #1
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Holmes on Homes

Just used greenboard, (green sheetrock) under the kerdi.
Overkill?
I admit, I thought I had forever to view John's kerdi book, so only glanced, several times. Also thot I'd get a copy in the mail, duh. Actually, sometimes, I find it much more relaxing to not think much at all.
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Unread 02-25-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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Mia, I'd like you to read through this entire thread here http://johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=9703 and in particular, David Taylor's post #10 where he talks about not recommending greenboard because thinset mortar will not bond to it as well.
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I will send you a copy in your email, Mia. But hey, it said "download" in the store.


Check your email. It's there.

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Unread 02-25-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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that maybe a matter of opinion, but just look at what he's doing for these people who get ripped by the contractor. Some of the jobs are hideous!
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Unread 02-27-2006, 11:23 AM   #5
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I saw the episode yesterday on a friend's tivo.

Did anyone notice that he installed a vapor barrier behind the greenboard and Kerdi on top?
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Unread 02-27-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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That issue has been explained to Mike by the Tech director for Schluter. I doubt you'll see that again.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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Just surprises me a bit that he is so gung ho about doing things correctly and then he doesn't avail himself of Schlüter's excellent documentation.

Also, he pooh-poohed the fact that the shower jambs were tiled. Said that they should have used some sort of special marble jamb kit, and that the tile wouldn't hold up there. Tiled jambs are the norm here. Is this something unique to Cananada?

And he seemed to bend over backwards to not say the words Schlüter or Kerdi.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 08:16 PM   #8
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Yeah,marble jamb sets are really common here.It's a Toronto-area thing.Two colours readily available...Bianca Carrara and Perlato...so,grey or beige polished marble.A set consists of 2 pieces 28" long and 2 pieces 76" long.They are 3/4" thick and 6" wide.The quality of these sets varies from time to time,sometimes good,sometimes very bad.But they are cheap and easy to install.

I don't like the two options.Looks like every cheap builder's shower when they are used.Better to go to a fabricator and have some made up in the stone and finish of the customer's preference.But,nothing wrong with tiled jambs either,if you ask me.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 08:24 PM   #9
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quotejdm I saw the episode yesterday on a friend's tivo.

Did anyone notice that he installed a vapor barrier behind the greenboard and Kerdi on top? quote


I musta had a long day a few cold ones, but what is this?
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Unread 02-27-2006, 09:46 PM   #10
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"Holmes on Homes" is a show on the Discovery Home channel.

Holmes goes into homes that have problems and repairs them gratis.

This episode, entitled "Faulty Showers" (with apologies to BBC) examined a one-year-old, mastic-on-drywall shower that was already crumbling and growing mold. He tears the whole thing out and installs a Kerdi-over-greenboard-over-vapor-barrier shower. Used the Kerdi-Tray, too.
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"Holmes on Homes"

Hey, Holmes on Homes tonight. He used Kerdi, and the preformed shower pan. He made the statement (that I saw somebody make here today) about making the thinset loose to put up the the Kerdi. some thing like "this is going to be a problem if you get the thinset tooo thick". He loves Kerdi, the pan and the drain.
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Unread 03-31-2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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I just saw it too. Was pretty cool show. He had me worried when he said he was using greenboard,but then he immediately followed that statement with....it's not gonna matter using greenboard as the shower area will be waterproofed etc. He did use Durarock in the shower/wet areas,and used adjacent greenboard on the outside walls.

I have never used Kerdi nor seen it used. The pan and curb were interesting. Styrofoam it appeared. Heck,stucco guys been using dryvit for years,makes sense seeing it in a tile area.

He never did mention the word Kerdi.....but seeing pics here and seeing the install,I had a good hunch is was. He did say cost and labor with it was about 1200 bucks. Does that sound correct? Was a standard 5x3 shower,with a window on the backwall.

Oh,he also added a few fill pieces of styrofoam stuff on the 2 sides of the pan. Is that standard?
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Missed it, I'll try to catch the repeats this weekend.

Don't forget the $1200 is funny money, north of the border stuff.
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Unread 04-01-2006, 08:08 AM   #14
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Oh,he also added a few fill pieces of styrofoam stuff on the 2 sides of the pan. Is that standard?
What he did to get that was he cut off the original 2 piece pan to make it fit the dimensions. He got the 48 x 48 pan but it looks like he needed a 52 x 40 pan. I taped it last night ( I was on the phone through half of it) and watched all of it this morning. He did a nice job on that shower.
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Yep, saw it Saturday. Looked like a proper job.
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