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Unread 08-15-2019, 05:35 AM   #226
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Well I'm a little embarrassed about how plain my shower looks compared to some of the beautiful travertine patterns that some people have posted and I see on the internet. I was aiming for a clean relaxing Spa look that is easy to maintain. I chose to mount the shower bar into the stud.
The linear drain looks good with the grate in position. But I did notice one Design defect in the drain housing when I was drilling the holes in the tile and the colored liquid entered the drain at one end I was dismayed to find that the drain body housing is not draining both ends. With surface tension of water it appears 1/4 inch of water can sit in each end of the drain housing without flowing to the drain Center hole.. I cant double-check now with the top piece on. but I swear my drain flange was laser level within 1/16 of an inch over 60"! Did I let the center bpush up higher? or is this a manufactured result? I thought for sure my Plumbing had extra room to go down when I glued it . To meet code to drain really should have a quarter inch slope per foot just like the floors are supposed to have.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 06:21 AM   #227
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Looks great teddy, congrats

I’m on a project where I installed a Kerdi line drain. I’ll have to check the slope, or lack of, in the drain trough. I thought I recall it being flat(ter) compared to the QuickDrain brand, but I don’t remember.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM   #228
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Teddy, looks great!

I wouldn't worry about the residual water in the channel. It's 316 SS and will not rust out in a hundred years. I have residual water in mine, not as much though. Mine is from surface adhesion mostly. Regardless, both yours and mine will remain wet for extended periods. And they're obviously designed to withstand that. Maybe yours flexed a little during installation? 1/4 in is a bit more than I would expect. And yes, those channel bodies have a miniscule pitch compared to the standard pitch in shower construction.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 11:12 AM   #229
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I suspect if you sprayed some "Clean Shower" (a surfactant) in the channel it would noticeably reduce surface tension. Those drains have minimal slope, presumably to keep overall height to a minimum.

I recommend it to clients as a means to extend shower cleaning intervals. Beyond showers I have sprayed it in sinks and bathtubs with good result.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 01:47 PM   #230
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Yes it wont rust. I haven't tested the shower sprays yes since I just grouted that bottom glass 18 hours ago and no door yet.
Countertop guy has my granite slab and mailbox full and has not replied to texts for 6 days? Countertops a few baseboards a shower door put on the ditra heat thermostat and this room is operational.
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well I finally installed the shower door and then tested out the shower. I ended up going with a framed door so it is very steam tight. I was able to buy just the door and picked it up and installed it myself for 450$ it was an Arizona door. Install took my all day because no instructions and I could not make any cut mistakes.
No issue using the 3 side heads and a top head or wand at the same time.. temp control valve works good. The steam shower is very quick to heat up to 111f . I really slept great after using it one late afternoon. I need to retest to see if it was the 15 mins in the steam or not. No drips on my head but it does drip from the light fixture and the rain head which are not over you when seated. the steam does make it to hot to keep your feet dangling when sitting the bench across from the steam emitter. its 48" across and bench is 14: deep so use that in your planning. it would be worse if the emitter was on the side wall because steam comes out in a half fan on the wall with the emitter. Perhaps my Steam Gen is over sized to much. 11KW for a 4x5x8' space.
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