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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:23 PM   #16
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Mike,

You can't change the title of a thread...but a moderator can. Post the new title you want in quotes in a reply to this thread and we'll change it for you.

1. There should be absolutely no need to drill holes in the curb. They may also need to drill into the horizontal surface of a knee wall. JB argues this point with glass installers but I think many of them do it.

2. In a properly constructed shower whether it be a kerdi shower or a traditional shower there shouldn't be any leaks in the corners.

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Unread 02-06-2009, 05:29 PM   #17
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I have done about ten Kerdi - Showers now and I love that system. Most inspectors only test the pans for the ten or fifteen minutes they are there at the house. I left my first pan filled for two days because I wasn't sure. Turned out fine just went down a little from the evaporation factor.

I just bid on a Kerdi Shower here near me and that was $4000 in labor for the shower and tub deck, pan , floor and counter-top w/ backsplash. Tile depends on what you buy that's up to you and your budget.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #18
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I was gonna send you over to our friends at Wilson Glass, Mike, to talk with some very knowledgeable shower glass guys. But their website has some angry virus-lookin' stuff going on just now. They're workin' on it and maybe it'll be cleaned up by the time you see this.

Or maybe one of their guys will come over and give us the straight skinny on this.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 12:05 PM   #19
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Looks like they got their site fixed, Mike. Take a look at Wilson Glass. Knowledgeable folks there to help with your questions and/or your glass.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:17 PM   #20
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Can you guys change the title of this thread to "So Cal Master Bath Project"?

Been too busy working to ask questions lately. I've decided to finish this project myself. Too hard to find a contractor that wants to work on something partially complete.

I decided to go with Kerdi for the shower instead of the typical hot mop for the area. I ordered material from Tile Experts over the weekend but still don't have confirmation it's been shipped yet. Was hoping to have it before this weekend. Finished putting up the drywall yesterday, except for the curb.. I put in a Hansgrohe shower valve and have it plumbed to a nipple for a hand shower hose connection. It looks like the trim piece for this hose connection requires the pipe nipple to be exactly 5/8 from the finished wall. Any more or less and it won't fit right. None of the standard length pipe nipples will give me 5/8 inch sticking out so I need to cut one to length and thread it. I know how thick the tile is, but not sure how thick the built up of thinset and Kerdi is? How thick would the thinset-Kerdi-thinset (under tile) be?

I do have pictures showing the progress, but they're still in the camera at home.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 05:14 PM   #21
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I need to cut one to length and thread it......not sure how thick the built up of thinset and Kerdi is
Wait till your wall is finished and you won't have to guess on thickness. Keep a capped nipple in there to tile around, pull it and put in the right piece when you do the finish plumbing.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 06:32 PM   #22
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What Brannigan said.

Fella should have him a small bucket of rough-in nipples with caps in his trailer. You can't find your bucket?

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Thanks for changing the thread title.

Yes, I figured it would be best to size the nipple after everything was finished. I was hoping I could seal the hole good around the Kerdi before tile goes up.

cx, I don't need a bucket full of nipples. Home Depot has plenty and it's right down the street.

Pictures attached (I hope). I added stub walls. Didn't want the shower to look like a phone booth or an aquarium

What would you guys recommend for finishing off the end of the stub wall? I wasn't planning on tiling the walls outside the shower.

Still haven't heard from Tile Experts. You guys said they were quick.
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Hi Mike,

We didn't ship yesterday, but you should be getting an email from FedEx shortly. That's the shipping confirmation you're looking for - but they don't email you until they've picked it up.

Chances are, you'll have it by this weekend.

We've also reduced the shipping charge since most items could be packaged together.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 09:11 PM   #25
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See there, Mike, if they ain't good, we don't recommend'em.


You wouldn't want them FedEx guys to hafta work on Presidents' Day, wouldja?
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Unread 02-18-2009, 12:12 AM   #26
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Thanks David Taylor
You guys (and Fed Ex) are good if you can get it from NJ to Cali that quick.

Am I the only one that had to work on Presidents day?

Guess I better order that tile soon. Things are moving along

Here's some pictures of the tub I put in:
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Doesn't look like I'll have any materials to do much this weekend so I thought I'd get a few different brands of thin set and some cheap tile to play with. Lowes only had Keribond in stock and I got a bag of that. Hope to find Ditra Set and Versabond tomorrow. I know you guys seem to have your favorite. Which one is easier to work with?

I was also looking at my drain and wondering if I should center it better. Can't get it perfectly centered since a floor joist runs right down the middle, but I could move it parallel to the joist to get it closer. It's about 4 or 5 inches from center. Is it worth it?
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It's about 4 or 5 inches from center. Is it worth it?
Not in my opinion.
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Unread 02-21-2009, 04:04 PM   #29
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Alright, just got back from watching the Tour of California bike race go by and the Kerdi material I ordered last week was at my doorstep. May start installing it tomorrow. I also ordered some Ditra Set from Bedrosian's since all you guys seem to like the stuff. Nobody in my area stocks it or even heard of it. So I may wait until it comes in to start. I also have some Kerabond and Versabond.

Question:

1. Is it a good idea to fill the recess area on the horizontal edges of the drywall now and let it dry over night before I apply the Kerdi? I also have one spot with about a 3/8 inch gap on the drywall I'll definitely fill.
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1. If you're using smaller tiles, yes. If you're using big tiles you can, but it won't matter much.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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