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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:16 PM   #46
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My first choice is always KDAT treated wood, but you can also use a good quality kiln-dried lumber, Phil. If you're not gonna glue it to the slab, use a strip of roofing felt under the board to separate it from your slab.

Have you ever done a moisture emissions test anywhere on that slab?

You could also consider a Kerdi curb. Made of foam and could be pookied right to the slab or tiled area.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:26 PM   #47
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Pookied????
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Yep, pookied. Can use thinset mortar, KerdiFix, Silicone caulk, Urethane sealant..........various pookies.
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Hi Phil,
"Pookied" is the technical term for a codified application process whereby a product, in this case an extruded poly-styrene structural element, is adhered to a substrate by means of a cementitious thin-bed mortar or gun-applied adhesive. While it is not *required* by industry standards, and should not affect the performance of the Pookie-bond, it is good practice to have a tile-setter admix on hand, appropriately chilled and in good supply. Whether your preferred tile-setter admix is pre-packaged in 12 oz units or you prefer to mix your own (as I do), these should be applied liberally to ensure a "no hassels" installation.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:49 PM   #50
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Which aplication shuld i use to bond the Kerdy curb to my tiled floor?
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Phil,
In all seriousness, I'm not a fan of leaving the old tile in-place under your new shower curb. Probably, there will never be an issue. But I don't see any advantage in testing those odds.
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I will digest all of this GREAT info and let you all my decision. I just downloaded John Bridegs book,so i have a lot of reading to do . I am definitely going with the Kerdy system.I am going to need all the help i can get,so i am not going away.THANKS BTW: Can i bus Kerdy products on line?
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You first gotta learn to call it Kerdi, Phil, or won't nobody know what to sell you.

You can try Tile Experts.com first. If he's no longer able to get the material, you'll just hafta Google up a place to buy it, I'm afraid. Tile Experts is the only place I've ever purchased Schluter products, but there is currently a problem with online dealers getting product.

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I was going to do this project about a year ago,but that never happened. But i rember clicking on the Kerdi add on this website and i was able to price and order online. I could be wrong.
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You can still do that, Phil. Big Schluter ad on in the upper right of the store.

Takes you directly to Tile Experts.com.
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Kerdi over sheetrock??

I have read hear that this is OK. If so is it a special type of sheetrock?
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Phil, please ask all your questions on this thread.

Yes, regular old garden variety sheet rock is the preferred substrate for kerdi.
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I just found a product called Tile Redi. Has any one ever used this product? It is a pan with a built in curb.
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Phil,
Tile Redi requires that an epoxy mortar is used to adhere tile to it. If you are a novice, you are going to have a lot of expensive wasted material when the pan is finally finished. I'm not afraid of epoxy and I'd prefer to turn down a job if a Tile Redi pan is specified.
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I did not know that. What i was planning to do is install the Tile Redi pan and use Kerdi on top.
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