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Unread 10-24-2008, 07:07 AM   #1
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styrofoam curbs?

Anyone else use/try these?

A bud recommended this for a remod I'm working on. Thought I'd try the latest and greatest gadget/gizmo. It was curb block.

There's an 1inch wide strip that gets screwed/nailed/glued down to the floor to locate the curb. Gob thinset down, stick the choraloy in it, then roll it back and mush it down. Least that's what I was told. And that's what the directions said...what I could make out anyway.

This clearly was "above my pay grade". AFter breaking the locator strip trying to wrestle the curb/choraloy combo, I threw it in an ajoining bedroom, went and put PLAN A in action. Cut up a 2 x 8 for forms, mixed, and set it in about 15 minutes.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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Gary we use the Kerdi Foam Curbs and they work well. Other times we just form or float them too.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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sounds like the curb block brand. They are made close by me. You get used to the install on straight curbs but neo angles suck. They expensive and don't save a ton of time unless you want to tile it same day.

I tore one out once and they end up pretty stout.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 12:38 PM   #4
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we use the kerdi curb too.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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We use the noble and fin pan curbs all the time. They go in in about 5 minutes.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 09:18 PM   #6
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thanks for the replies.

Yes, they are curb blocks and my reasoning for trying them was to save time on the install. By the time I got around to getting that curb set, it was late afternoon and I'd was going to leave soon, so went back to how I learned. I felt comfortable and confident in it.

I'll look into the kerdi curbs to see what they can offer. We used those snap togther plastic ones and they were OK, but they'd sometimes tilt. Want to avoid using wood under there as I have no confidence in it.
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