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Unread 03-04-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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Cool Kerdi Curb

The shower I am doing with a Kerdi shower kit will have a freestanding glass shower enclosure. I believe they need to attach to the curb. So, my question is should I use 2x4's for the curb or can I use the Kerdi curb enclosed with the kit? I am thinking screwing into the styrofoam won't cut it.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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In neither case is it a good idea to drill holes in the kerb. There are techniques to anchor glass without making holes.
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Can you give me a little more specific info on other techniques to anchor the glass?
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Unread 03-06-2008, 05:26 AM   #4
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Hi Duane,

This site - http://www.wilsonglass.com/ has some good information on installation of glass.
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it's been recommended to use an epoxy to attach the u-channel to the curb. i have a similar install; the folks at wilsonglass are extremely helpful. NEVER put holes into any horizontal surface in your shower...no matter how well you think you've sealed them, they'll leak.
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thanks guys, but this is a freestanding shower glass enclosure and no u channel. would epoxy be used on the one attachment point on the curb?
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Unread 03-06-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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Clear silicone is what Wilson glass recommends. Of course they show a u-channel, not sure about setting the glass directly on the curb without the channel.
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Whatever you do DON'T let the glass touch the tile. Use plastic spacers between the glass and tile, then afix with a hi grade clear silicone. If you dont want to use channels, place your spacers,(Be sure to put a dab of silicone to the bottom of the spacers) run a bead of silicone, then set the glass (you may want to use suction cups and 2 or more people to help steady and set the glass so you don't ruin the bead of silicone). You want enough of a bead to fill the void without squishing out and making a mess. A tape line on both sides of the bead area will keep any overflow mess to a minimumand aid in tooling the silicone if needed. Remove the tape before the silicone sets. Secure the glass plumb and level and let the silicone cure. glass corners can be siliconed together without brackets and are plenty strong once it has fully cured. Carpenters corner clamps help to keep your corners square.

Do look at the Wilson Glass info. Lots of good stuff there

500 gallon Aquariums are built using just glass and silicone and hold WAAAAAY more pressure than you'll ever subject it to.
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