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Old 02-01-2018, 03:47 PM   #16
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Thanks for the advice Wayne,
If I understand your concept correctly, I would still not be covering the horizontal seam between the top of the curb and the vertical wall without the outside corner piece also. What if I extended the legs of the inside corner and changed the direction of the slit horizontally so that the vertical leg of the inside corner against the curb could wrap across the top of the curb AND then run up the wall to take care of the curb-wall connection. In that case would I only need the single piece, no outside corner?
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I don't follow your suggestion. But I can say that there is no way to properly cover an outside corner (sum of angles around the corner exceeds 360 degrees) using regular flat fabric (sum of angles around any point is 360 degrees) without using more than one overlapping piece at the outside corner. That follows mathematically from counting angles.

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Old 02-01-2018, 09:36 PM   #18
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OK, I initially thought you were suggesting that the modified inside corner you described could be used as the ONLY curb corner, but you meant to use it along with my outside corner correct?
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Right, if your curb were really tall, you'd need 3 pieces: 1 at the inside corner and 2 at the outside corner. Since the two corners are close to each other, you can extend the inside corner piece to also function as one of the two pieces at the outside corner.

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Old 02-05-2018, 09:03 PM   #20
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OK to beat a dead horse: I made a little change from the plan. With the curb wrapped I assume the following will get me proper coverage and 2" overlap with just one inside and one outside corner. Good? (Once again sorry for the rotation) Just want to ensure not to blow the whole project, thanks.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:01 PM   #21
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Looks good from here.

If you're using any Kerdifix, I'm probably in the "smear some Kerdifix in the vortices" camp, but I'm willing to believe it's not required.

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Old 02-07-2018, 03:59 PM   #22
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Thanks all, I 'll press on!
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:39 PM   #23
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Back to this project once again. Ready to tile this 4 x 6' shower and would like to use 12 x 24" tiles in a vertical orientation with 1/3 overlap. Not sure how to start since I wont have a ledger board. Use a plumb line and lay each vertical row at a time?
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:37 PM   #24
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Yea, pretty much. Mark your different heights and level your lines around for your bottom pieces. I usually cut all of those first then you can do each vertical course individually.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:48 PM   #25
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Thanks Ryan, much appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:12 PM   #26
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Back to this shower project after a long hiatus.
1)Any problem with this kerdi membrane being on the wall for a year before tiling? Will certainly wipe in down first.
2)Will be installing 12 x 24" porcelain tiles in a vertical orientation. Best thinset to use over the Kerdi? Tile shop recommended Mapei's LHT. I would love to have a fairly long set and pot time (if possible) just so I can take my time as I install.
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1. No problem if it was properly installed, it's been properly protected, and there are no tears or abrasions on the kerdi. As you mentioned, wipe it down first.

2. Bostik Ditra Set, Laticrete 317, Mapei KeraBond, TEC Uncoupling Membrane mortar are all good thinsets that maintain Schluter's warranty.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:40 PM   #28
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1) No preference on any of those? Particularly ease of use with these tiles? At this point cost is not a big concern.
2) Im curious as to whats the advantage of mortar designed for large format tile and is it any issue for a 12 x 24?
3)I assume we are talking following schluters recommendation of mixing with water, not the thinset manufacturers advice of mixing with additives?

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1. From those choices I'd select the Ditra Set.

2. If your tiles are flat and your substrate is flat, you have no need for any of the designated LHT mortars, but the Ditra Set is rated for the extra thickness of those mortars.

3. Yes.

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Ditra-set it is.
So is there a specific reason in tiling a niche that the bottom is placed first? It seems as if I did the sides first, I would not have to trim the bottom of the side pieces to match the slope of the bottom tile.
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