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Unread 02-01-2014, 07:19 AM   #61
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I'm following this closely... If this product is priced considerably better than Kerdi and just as good. I may have to give it a shot. As much as I like the kerdi system and the folks at Schluter, they're ridiculously proud of their products.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 08:11 PM   #62
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Little update.

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USG has their own sealant for use with this new membrane and shower system. I received a tube, but have not yet tried it. Grat big ol' looooong chemical names on it end in silane, making me think it's likely to be very similar to Kerdi Fix and I would consider that to be a good thing.

I've recently also tried some SikaFlex Construction Sealant on a non-tile application and found it seemingly useful as well. If I find time I might open all three of these and do an exceedingly comprehensive and un-scientific TYW comparison test on the three products, since folks are frequently asking about alternative products for their projects. Then I'll try to find more time to actually publish the results on the site.

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Don't think I'll be able to do another sailboat test with the Ipe box, though, but I'll think of something.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 08:17 PM   #63
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Oh, and I wanted to post this earlier, but was askeered somebody would tell John Whipple and he'd put USG out of business like he did Schluter.

Durock Shower Membrane makes very nice dry-fold Dixie Cups, too.

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Unread 03-02-2014, 08:19 AM   #64
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Custom Tray

Anyone know if you can order a custom tray to fit exactly to the shower you are working on?

I assume like the other product, this can be cut and moved and any fill in area around short end is done with mud?

Also, if using Hardi backer, do you have to presoak with water like the Kerdi?

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Unread 03-02-2014, 08:24 AM   #65
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Contact USG as they were expecting to have custom tray sizes ready very soon and may have them now. Your local USG rep or Scott Crandall will know.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:20 AM   #66
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Ed, when you say presoak, you mean give it a quick wipe with a wet sponge to hydrate it, then yes, you'll wanna do that as that has everything to do with the thinset, and pretty much nothing to do with what goes into the thinset.

Also, you can have any size pan made up for practically no cost with no special ordering or wait times, just use mud! if you're liking the durock shower system, they either have, or will soon have their bonding flange drain on the market, with which you can use their fabric over your very own custom made shower pan!

I saw the new foam board at surfaces. All I can say is I cannot wait to get it in my hands!
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:26 AM   #67
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@tp Thanks

@ejtc thanks, yes that is what I meant!

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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:22 PM   #68
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Custom Shower Tray

Steve, thanks for the plug.

Ed, we launched a custom shower tray program last month. With the custom tray program, we can custom cut (CNC route) a pre-sloped, 3 lb density foam shower tray in virtually any shape and size (up to 8' x 8'). You simply provide the tray dimensions and drain location, along with a drawing.

From the time we receive the order, we can have the tray delivered to you in 3-5 days.

Contact one of our distributors in your area for an order form or let me know if you have any other questions.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:39 PM   #70
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Thanks Scott! Can they make up a complete shower kit with the custome tray?
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:43 PM   #71
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We can ship whatever parts you need for the job. However, most stocking distributors will have the other parts you will need for the job.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:45 PM   #72
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OK thanks, I assumned that going a la cart will be more expense?

Will give a call tomorrow to get quote on tray.

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Unread 03-03-2014, 05:35 PM   #73
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Unread 03-04-2014, 06:02 AM   #74
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Scott,

When will the foam board be out for purchase? Will it be available at Home Depot?
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I found it on Amazon, just cant get local supplier to respond. Hope that not a sign?

Sent a second request to another location, will see what happens today.
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