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Unread 11-05-2018, 07:03 AM   #46
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Linear drain

Well I have even more respect for plumbers. After calculating the elevation of the toilet flange based on a curbless, linear drain height that I had, kerdi ramp, 3/8" slope/ft, and the highest point in the room. Not easy even with a laser level. This room floor is off by 1".
Then plumbing in the linear drain accurately is not easy. My linear drain has very little leway end to end. I ordered the 150cm and I am using the better bench so my inside dimensions will be 62" Max for better bench, this means I have less than 1/2" on each end. So I need to get this drain within 1/4". Not so easy. I can't imagine many plumbers doing it so accurately. Maybe I should have ordered the 140 cm drain?
Can I cheat on the better bench max and go 62.5-63"? I have a middle support. The way the kerdi is bonded to the drain pan makes it a bit hard to measure it's length, I think the book say 61 1/8" long to outside of 1" flange so I will not have very thick end tile strips ( 1 1/4"). So I
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Just about have the framing complete. The back wall and a bit in the ceiling is the only framing I used. I'm looking to your about 6 bags of SLC. It's 1" low at toilet flange and 3/4" in that nearby door frame. Do I cut up the door trim and door jamb up to where I think the SLC level will be? Is it ok if it touches the drywall?
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Well I got all my bottom blocking and 2 by 6 blocking for the better bench Target height is 19 in.
I'm now considering sloping the ceiling 2"/ft away from Bench wall.
Have I forgot anything?
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Slc in a full room is easy. But I seem to get high centers when I have >50% open sides. Had spiked shoes and roller. 6.5 bags in bathroom. 3 bags in laundry room. 1" deep by toilet.
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Well I am finally getting closer to tiling this shower.
I took 3 hours to plumb the studs vertical and all in a plane on each wall. Drywalling starts tomorrow.
I have a question that may be stupid. But my mind is numb as I have been in a 20 day no day off push on this remodel.
Do I have them tape and mud this drywall or just apply kerdi to plain drywall? My guess is they tape and mud.
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Unread 01-21-2019, 09:48 AM   #51
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You do not want the drywall joints finished anywhere you'll be installing Kerdi, 'specially not the corners.

Writing those instructions on the walls in large print in any language(s) will not usually be enough to deter the finishers. You generally need to be there at the time or provide some sort of physical barrier to that area.

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How low should the drywall be installed? I put 2x4 edging in the bottom. I guess it doesn't matter if the drywall is below my future mud deck?
I don't have a simple horizontal lines to shoot for since
I am using a linear drain. I could place the linear drain in and find my slope design sketch and draw lines if needed before they drywall the shower today.
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If your wall framing is something close to standard for an eight-foot ceiling, Teddy, and you use 5/8ths" drywall for your ceiling, you should end up with about a 1/2" gap between the bottom of the drywall and the rough floor. That will be just fine.

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Is ok to bed the bottom of the drywall into the mud bed, if it's all being covered with Kerdi? I think that's the question being asked, and I don't know the answer....
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Is ok to bed the bottom of the drywall into the mud bed, if it's all being covered with Kerdi? I think that's the question being asked, and I don't know the answer....
Yes. The drywall also makes it fairly easy to snap a line or draw a level line for when you're packing your deck mud into place. The slight moisture from the deck mud won't harm the drywall, and once you install the Kerdi, it should never get wet again.
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Thanks guys. Drywall crew didn't show up today. Maybe in afternoon. I don't mind a bit of a delay but...
CX, I sloped the ceiling near 7 in 48", higher in back. But yes using 5/8" on ceiling. For fire code. But are you saying 5/8" is always good for hanging tile on a ceiling? Makes sense.
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5/8" DW on ceilings is nice even without tile because it sags less between 16" or 24" OC joists/trusses. With tile the 5/8" is probably a must have. Otherwise additional blocking between the joists/trusses will also do the trick.
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I use 5/8ths" drywall on all my ceilings, regardless the joist spacing, Teddy. Always have.
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One more question. I was going to out a kerdi inset shampoo holder between two studs. Do I cut this in after drywall or put it on wall before?
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Hi Teddy, you can cut it out after the drywall is in.
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