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Unread 01-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Bathroom Remodel - Multiple Kerdi Questions

Hi all -

I apologize if I am repeating anything already answered, but I my searches didn't come up with what I was looking for.

I am working on a Schluter system shower build in Boise, ID. I have been using Contempo Tile as my main go to store - they have been great. Anyway, I was wondering the following:

1. Even after trying to make sure I ironed out all the bubbles during Kerdi installation, I found one or two on the lip of the curb. I have seen multiple suggestions. Should I cut and patch with thinset, or order some Kera-fix?

2. I plan on installing a frameless door. One thing I found after I put the curb down was it was supposed to be tilted inward with a 3/16 - 1/4 inch slope. I missed that. I was thinking of using whole pieces of granite or marble on the top of thee curb, so the ideas I had were:
a. Use pennies to raise the back of the piecies ( I kind of like the idea of having pennies embedded in the mortar
b. Get some spare curb pieces and make small triangle pieces to create the slope and apply kerdi over those

3. For the frameless shower door, I will have to drill holes into the curb and at the edges of the shower. This will most likely penetrate the kerdi. Will that be a huge issue? One fix I can think of is to use granite or marble that is thick enough so that the screws holding the shower glass brackets won't hit the curb - would that be a solution?

Been a fun learning experience. Unfortunately, I don't always find all the gotchas as I am just an avid DIYer that likes to learn how to do things. I do have a lot of books and I followed them. What I didn't realize were some things did not apply or there were different considerations resulting from using a schluter system. Sometimes I find out in time, sometimes I miss and have to do some re-work.

I did build my own neo angle shower out of multiple curb pieces. I am kind of proud of that. If I get a chance, I'll post some pics. I am probably a bit sloppy compared to the pros, but I think I did ok As soon as the ABS on my drain connection sets, I am going to start a water test.

Thanks for any help / suggestions!
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Unread 01-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Hi Collin, this isn't by the book but it will work. Find a straight 1x4 board and hold it level on the outside of the curb about 1/8 higher than the Kerdi that's on the top. Bar clamps work good to hold it in place, just don't knock a hole in the Kerdi. Then add a layer of thinset to the top with the correct pitch. All you need is 1/8 inch pitch.

I wouldn't penetrate the Kerdi on top of the curb with the pivot hinge screws. A thick piece of marble would be better than a thin tile.

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Is there a reason you can't go with a frameless shower door that attaches to the jamb not the curb?
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Thanks for the suggestion. I think that will work quite well. I'll give it a try when I go back for my next round of bathroom work.


One reason is I don't think my neo angle shower is standard sized, more cut to fit. Not sure what the correct way to measure the dimensions are in the industry, but I know that one panel is 16 inches in width, the other is 19, so that might cause a problem. I have seen custom frameless sites that cut all dimensions to what you specify, but nothing framed. Also, our last shower was framed, and I think I like the look of the frameless better. So, short answer - mainly aesthetics.

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