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Unread 05-07-2022, 08:25 AM   #16
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Thank you both. That makes total sense.

Any recommendations for a straight board to buy at HD? Need it for a ledger board for first row of tile.
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Unread 05-07-2022, 10:45 AM   #17
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I prefer to use rips of half-inch plywood for ledgers, Eric, but Homer has some engineered wood boards (MDF, Particle Board, etc.) that will be straight and would be suitable in temporary uses so long as you keep them dry.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 05-11-2022, 09:34 AM   #18
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How do you all deal with a 1/2” pipe nipple protruding through the Kerdi board? I have about a 1/8”-1/4 between nipple threads and kerdi board. Was thinking of sealing gap with kerdi fix before tile install, however that nipple will need to spin slightly when the shower wand is threaded on, hence breaking that caulk joint between nipple and kerdi board.

Maybe I’m overthinking it, but water will eventually run down kerdi board and get into gap, and then into the walls. I’m sure this is a very common scenario but haven’t found much on the forums for this?

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Should not your tile consume at least that 1/4" of nipple?
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Unread 05-11-2022, 11:39 AM   #20
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1/2” diameter pipe nipple. It protrudes about 1” from front face of Kerdi board. Tile is 5/16” so the tile will consume about 7/16” of that? Leaving enough for my shower wand to thread on (hopefully).

Outer diameter on my pipe nipple is .84”. I just ordered a Kerdi pipe seal for 3/4” pipe. Hopefully that makes a tight seal around. If not, I’ll still be searching.
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I use this style of pipe seal. It'll fit over the plumber's temporary plugs and then the finished product will fit in there when it's time but it will be a bit loose of a fit.

Not sure if that answers your question.
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