Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 10-22-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
Ernesto A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
Kerdi shower pan weeping around drain

Hello,
I just completed a 24 hour shower test and have some water leakage around the drain. The leakage is around the whole drain approximately 1 inch. I used a foam kerdi pan and drain. I also used Schulter all set for the shower pan and place the membrane a month ago. Rest is the shower shows no weeping. Is it ok to continue tiling or do I need to replace or repair. Awaiting Schulter rep call back. Need some additional expert advise.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Ernest
Ernesto A is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 10-22-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
jadnashua
Veteran DIYer- Schluterville Graduate

STAR Senior Contributor

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 13,099
Did the water level actually drop?
__________________
Jim DeBruycker
Not a pro, multiple Schluter Workshops (Schluterville and 2013 and 2014 at Schluter Headquarters), Mapei Training 2014, Laticrete Workshop 2014, Custom Building Products Workshop 2015, and Longtime Forum Participant.
jadnashua is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2019, 01:00 PM   #3
Ernesto A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
No water drop at all.
__________________
Ernest
Ernesto A is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2019, 03:04 PM   #4
Lazarus
Texas Tile Contractor
 
Lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 7,915
Then, I would be inclined to tile away. There is no pressure on the pan under usage...unlike a flood test. Having said that, you could certainly carefully cut out a circle just past the suspect area, patch it with Kerdi and thinset it carefully. There will be a slight ridge there, but only an issue if using very small floor tiles...If you do this, make sure there is at least a 2" overlap...

You could also affix the repair with Kerdi Fix and a short taping knife...
__________________
Laz...

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Last edited by Lazarus; 10-22-2019 at 03:19 PM.
Lazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2019, 03:15 PM   #5
Lou_MA
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 888
I’ve occasionally had wicking to that extent (or more) during flood tests, even when I know I had good thinset coverage and there were no voids. If the water level hasn’t dropped, I consider it good and proceed to tiling.
__________________
Lou
Lou_MA is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2019, 04:01 PM   #6
Ernesto A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
Just talked to the Schulter rep. he looked at my photos and gave me the same advise. Sure do appreciate all of your input. Thank you
__________________
Ernest
Ernesto A is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2019, 11:25 PM   #7
Ernesto A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
Kerdi band problem

Sad but true. My kitten pooped in the shower pan. While cleaning I pulled up a corner of the the kerdi band. . Then without thinking I pulled the band off completely. What is left is fleece and thinset. I do have a roll of 10 inch kerdi band which I am planning on placing over the seam with 3 inch overlap on either side. Would this work?
Attached Images
  
__________________
Ernest

Last edited by Ernesto A; 10-28-2019 at 11:33 PM. Reason: spelling
Ernesto A is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2019, 12:48 AM   #8
Kman
Moderator
 
Kman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW Arkansas, Ozark Mountains
Posts: 10,986
If you have 2" of overlap at every seam, then you're good to go.

What I don't understand is how a 10" wide piece of band only gives you 3" of overlap on each side. If it's a seam, what happened to the other 4"?

If the edges of two pieces are 4" apart, you don't want to use Kerdi band, but a piece of Kerdi there.

If you have a buildup of thinset where the Kerdi band came up, you'll want to gently take it off with a rub brick. An excess of mortar will be a place for water to wick through and possibly leak out of the enclosure. Be careful not to get into the membrane with the rub brick, though.

If it's really bad buildup, and you have 4" between the edges that you're covering, then I'd consider cutting away those areas and recovering it with a piece of Kerdi with 2" overlaps.
__________________
Kevin

The top ten reasons to procrastinate:

1.
Kman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2019, 06:00 AM   #9
ss3964spd
Moderator
 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairfax, Va
Posts: 2,293
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
Ernest,

We've merged your two threads. Having all the history, questions, and answers from your project located in one place really helps us all and tends to reduce duplicate efforts.

If you'd like your thread renamed to more clearly reflect the scope of your project we can do that too.
__________________
Dan
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2019, 06:41 AM   #10
Lou_MA
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin
What I don't understand is how a 10" wide piece of band only gives you 3" of overlap on each side. If it's a seam, what happened to the other 4"?
I think he means 3” beyond where the original 5” k-band was folded and lapped beyond the seam. So he’ll have 5” of band beyond the seam, and the first 2.5” of that will be built up over the remnants of the first layer.
__________________
Lou
Lou_MA is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2019, 10:44 AM   #11
Ernesto A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
Kerdi

Yes, I can’t add. I going to cover the 5 inch Kerdi band with a 10 inch with 2 1/2 inch overlap. Thank you Kevin and Lou. Appreciate your advice.
__________________
Ernest
Ernesto A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weeping shower (for days) Scrummy09 Tile Forum/Advice Board 12 02-27-2017 09:36 AM
New shower floor grout lines are weeping djn Tile Forum/Advice Board 63 01-28-2016 10:25 AM
Kerdi shower without Kerdi drain stouff93 Tile Forum/Advice Board 13 08-12-2010 08:31 AM
Kerdi shower without Kerdi drain? GC Louisville Tile Forum/Advice Board 4 07-15-2009 06:53 AM
Kerdi drain near edge of shower and Noble ProSlope vs. Kerdi Tray vs. mud Hickory Tile Forum/Advice Board 8 12-07-2005 03:42 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:01 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC