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Unread 12-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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retro kerdi drain into flange drain?

I did a lower level bath for a high end customer a few years ago and did a kerdi shower. Customer just LOVES the look of the square kerdi drain. Now they want to redo there master bath using the same kerdi drain. The shower is about 10 years old with poured floor/liner and flange drain. I know the person that did the shower and have no doubt it was done right. I'm *hoping* I can just take up floor tile without starting over on poured floor.

Is there a way to retro fit a kerdi drain into the existing flange drain?

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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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The drains are integral to the mortar bed, so any drain change means a new mortar bed. I'm not really familiar with "poured" floors that can make a nice sloped bed for the tile (sounds like a Florida thing). Are you referring to drypack mortar beds that are placed?
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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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Sorry yes dry packed floor.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Schlutter makes a retro kerdi drain that attaches to an existing fllange type drain but you have to re-pack mud around it. So I didnt know if rthey might offer something that would just replace the drain portion.
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=LOxh5uT8xqs

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I'm confused on what you are wanting to do? Do you simply want to change a typical 3pc round drain to a square drain on an existing shower? If so you could do it with an Ebbe drain a lot easier.

Or are you ripping out the bottom end of the shower and redoing it Kerdi style?
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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I was hoping to just change out the existing round drain to a square without getting too far into the mud bed or disturbing the existing liner. I had never heard of the Ebbe drain before but that is kind of what I was looking for even though it wouldn't be a Schluter. Not sure how practical the change out would be though. Might be a sketchy operation cutting out the dry pack enough to get it in. May as well just start over with the whole Kerdi system.

Have you ever retro fit one of these Ebbe drains into an existing dry pack bed Tiger Mountain?
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I haven't done what you are wanting to do, but I have gone in to clean out clogged weepholes before. It's pretty easy and you wouldn't have to go as far as this photo. You just need to be able to unscrew the strainer piece and put a new one in.
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As I was reading through this thread, I was thinking, "Why not just use an Ebbe drain?". That's the path of least resistance if you're going for a square drain.


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He wants to do a Kerdi shower. I don't think it's gonnna happen with the way you're thinking, figaro.

Regardless how you attach the Kerdi-drain to the plumbing you'll still have to break out the mud be and start from the subfloor up. That's if you want to do a Kerdi shower.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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Hi John,
I have done many Kerdi showers but in this case I was just going to try and replace the round drain with a square because the shower isn't that old and I know and trust the guy that did the shower before with liner and flange drain.. It all has to do with my very particular customer who just "LOVES" the look of the square kerdi drain I did in a lower level bath. I was going to try and get away with NOT breaking out the existing floor and starting over, maybe even going over the existing floor tile if it didn't come up well. If I do end up taking up the floor completely, I would then do a Kerdi shower. Ebbe drain might be a possibility. I was trying to make less work/expense but maybe it isn't worth it in the long run.

Thanks for all your input.
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In that case the EBBE drain would be the way to go ... or the Noble version. Thiers is square too.
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