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Unread 02-13-2022, 01:36 PM   #76
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Using Kerdi Fix is one way.
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Unread 02-13-2022, 04:27 PM   #77
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Of what material was he making these curbs, Elle?
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Aren't you using the Kerdi curbs shown in your photos? No, no screws should be used, and you don't have to apply Kerdi membrane over them because they already have the Kerdi membrane over them. Just like Kerdi Board. The only thing you need to do is cover the joint (of 2 pieces of Kerdi Curb going together) with Kerdi Band. You use thinset to set it in place. Thinset below the curb, thinset between the 2 pieces of curb, and thinset where there curb attaches to the shower tray. When set the next day this all becomes very solid, much better than screws.

Don't watch any more hacks on YouTube. Follow the instructions that came with your products, they are quite clear. If you must watch some video then only watch Schluter official videos.
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Unread 02-13-2022, 06:38 PM   #79
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Of what material was he making these curbs, Elle?
he took one curb, cut it in half twice and used kerdi board to make 4 curbs. he was then going to cover them in kerdi membrane. Every video I've seen, the curbs have been covered in kerdi membrane so I assumed that was the norm regardless of modification or not. He was making 4 curbs that were lower and not as wide as the original curb
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@jeff, then how do I make different sizes. the curbs are much to high and much to wide for my liking.
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Just cut them to shape. If they're too tall, cut off the bottom and you have not disturbed any Kerdi membrane covering. If they're too long, just cut off the end at the correct length. I use this saw, there are other ways of course. For width, you should not be cutting them. But you might want to rethink cutting the width because I can't think of any good reason to do that.

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I just ordered some kerdi fix to glue them together. I just don't like them as wide as they are. I'm taking an inch out of them. I think they look a lot nicer at 3.5 and they should be good enough for my shower door. I'll put the kerdi band over the seam at the top where I join them together.
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Actually I was thinking of cutting off one side of them, if you cut an inch out from the middle it should work OK.
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made a little progress on the shower. Getting some Hardie Backer up
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Elle, you do not want any situations where four corners of your Hardiebacker come together as it appears you'll have there below the niche. See the product manufacturer's instructions.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 02-16-2022, 11:41 AM   #86
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That was my first thought too CX. This is a general "rule" for basically all boards (drywall, plywood subfloor, backerboard, etc.) I went and looked it up in the HardiBacker installation manual. They instruct to stagger the backerboard for floor installation, but they make no mention of it for wall installation, so I assume they're OK with how she did it.

Personally, I stagger them just out of habit.
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Thanks to both of you for that tip. I will change that around. I will put a piece up long way on the side of the niche. Thanks!! This is why I post pics!!!!!

CX gotta be honest, I never even thought of reading the product manufacturer's instructions with something as simple as Hardie Backer. Lesson learned.

Now that I'm thinking about it, my brother may have mentioned that, but for some reason we didn't do it.
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Puts you on equal footing with most "professionals," Elle. Learning to read and follow manufacturer's installation instructions was not an easy thing for many of us. Some never learn. Some just don't care. Sad, but true.

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Ditto. A lot of DIYers can improve on many pros by SIMPLY READING THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Finished putting up the cement board today. A few corners are messed up a bit, but I think they will be OK won't they? One thing I'm wondering about. I have no clue where the shower and sprayer connections should be. Should they be sticking out of the cement board at this point? It's easy enough to take the board off and move them if necessary. I'm just not sure how deep they should be.

The shower control has a line on where it should be relative to the tile, so that I know it in the right spot.

Just noticing, I guess I have to do the ends of the walls..... not quite finished!!
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