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Unread 09-22-2008, 04:15 PM   #31
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Bump - still hoping for a quick reply to repairing kerdi that has lifted away from the underlying wall. See my question 2 posts up.

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Unread 11-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #32
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Kerdi tray puddle

Hi all,

I'd like to get a bit of feedback from all you kerdi experts. I used the kerdi tray for a tub replacement. I' set the kerdi, and sealed it up with kerdi band and corners a few days ago.

I just ran the water for a while to test the plumbing, and I noticed that there are a few shallow (2-3mm or 1/16 to 1/8" for you imperialists) puddles. about 6" in diameter. The kerdi fleece appears to hold 1mm or so of water, but I'm worried about these shallow pools.

Should I cut out some of the floor kerdi, fill in the low areas with thinset and patch the kerdi?

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Unread 11-27-2008, 04:53 PM   #33
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Wish we were only Imperialists in our measurement standards.

You could skim a little thinset over those low spots and let it dry before tiling if you think they'll affect your tile surface.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 11-27-2008, 09:31 PM   #34
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Hi CX,

It's not so much that I'm worried about the final tile surface, it's that I'm worried about those little ponds harbouring mold.

Do I just forge ahead?

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Unread 11-27-2008, 11:07 PM   #35
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Forge ahead.

Water gits into them little ponds it can go back out same window, eh? Ain't enough of it that it won't dry. Ain't like havin' an inch and a half mud bed.

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Unread 11-28-2008, 08:32 AM   #36
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Okay, sounds good. I'm using Opticolor epoxy grout on porcelain, so I don't think it'll dry much. But like you said, it's not that much water.

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Unread 11-28-2008, 09:40 AM   #37
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Kerdi Drain Lateral Adjustment collar

Hi folks,

Does anyone have the instructions for the kerdi drain install? I lost mine, and the Schluter site seems to be down. I have to get this done this morning.

The drain itself is installed. It's just the grate/collar assembly that I'm not sure about (I'm at the tiling stage). The adjustment collar seems to slide around on that piece of 3" PVC. How do I keep it from moving? Am I supposed to glue it once it's at the right height?? Is the lateral adjustment collar supposed to be at the very bottom touching the drain, or at the top touching the grate?

I'm in a time crunch right now, so your replies are appreciated.

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Unread 11-28-2008, 09:48 AM   #38
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Vince,

Watch this video starting aroung the 4 minute mark.

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If I understand your question, You can "set" the drain by packing around it with some morter. Trust this...it'll stay right there. Same thing with the lateral adjustment. After packing the drain flange , you can lay your tiles and slide the assembly around a bit....I believe 5/8" is about the "max" you can do...to get the best positioning to match up with the tile.

Does this help?
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Unread 11-28-2008, 11:23 AM   #40
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Thanks guys. The video was perfect. I just couldn't figure out if the adjustment flange was supposed to be touching the drain, or glued higher up the 3" piece of pipe near the grate.
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Unread 11-28-2008, 05:06 PM   #41
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the Schluter drains are great. not only do you have the lateral adjustment for tile thickness, you have horizontal adjustment within the flanges depression and a square drain to match square tile.
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I have watched the video and understand how to install the grate. My question is, what is to prevent the grate from pushing in when stepped on? Thanks
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #43
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Cured thinset.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:40 PM   #44
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Epoxy instead of caulk around shower floor

Hi folks,

I'm at the grouting stage, and I'm wondering about grouting the changes of plane in the shower (wall corners and floor-wall transition).

I have never had a bathroom where the caulking around the tub didn't get moldy (you know that nasty red mildew stuff).

For this reason, I want to grout the corners with Mapei Opticolor instead. Is this a bad idea? If it is, can someone suggest a super, super good quality caulk for wet environments that will match the grout? I remember seeing some recommendations in another thread a while back, but I wasn't able to find it with the search function; there are just too many threads with the word 'caulk'.

Oh, and before you say anything, the drain (in the photo) is behind the knee wall I didn't forget it.

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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:41 PM   #45
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We have also used sanded grout to bed the grate portion of the Kerdi drain .
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