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Old 02-15-2019, 10:45 AM   #91
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:29 PM   #93
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can you elaborate here? I am a bit confused what you are explaining. Are you talking about thinset to adhere the kerdi to the wall?
I am talking about the thinset on top of the kerdi to adhere the tile.

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The only reason I could see it being an issue is if there are areas of thinset voids where water would sit in between an impervious tile and the kerdi
this was in response to a "real world" issue where water may sit on top of kerdi for extended periods of time
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Isaac, I also was afraid of those expansion gaps where floor meets walls. I've completely filled mine in with silicone sealant to avoid having water pool in those areas.
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I was there in 07 and saw Dave on the forklift. Classic! (and he later used his Camero as well!)
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So, with both Schluiter and USG showers I've had to wait on plumbing inspections for over a week (once for 9 days) on several occasions. I've just left the water in the pans and I've never seen any signifigant drop in water levels; certainly no evidence of leaking anywhere.

IF water is migrating deep into the assembly its neither getting far enough to be a "leak" nor is it enough to actually lose any measureable amount of water. I can't help but feel like this is a non issue in any real world senario.
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Don't have voids or excessive thinset in your seams, and it works...
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I think this was a well engineered ploy to see Dave on that forklift pic again.
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Don't have voids or excessive thinset in your seams, and it works...
I agree it "works". My testing was merely to show what happens in a 7 day flood test with Ardex X-5 thinset.

Try this, its pretty easy....
1.)Cut yourself a 8"x8" piece of 1/2" kerdi board.
2.) Thinset a 8" long piece of kerdi band to the 8"x8" kerdi board.
3.) Let cure for 24 hrs.
4.) Submerge the piece in a bucket of water with something heavy to hold it down.
5.) Let it soak for 7 days.

Let us all know how much the moisture has migrated between the band and the kerdi board. Even better, make 3 or 4 of them and take them out at 24, 48, and 72hr intervals.

BTW, I got my hands on a tub of Kerdi-Coll. Can't wait to play around with it.
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