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Unread 12-05-2009, 05:37 AM   #46
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Paint me as one of those obsessive ones. I know that the seams can run either way, but I always have to do the floor first and work my way up from there. The piece(s) I use for the floor are cut long enough that they extend up the walls two inches, then the wall pieces overlap them.

After I do the floor and corners, I put down a scrap piece of drywall and move onto to the walls. Then I tile the walls and save the floor tile for last.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 08:21 AM   #47
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Thanks for all the replies (especially Kman's! because he agrees with me). And CX, unfotunately, yes, this is the same ADA shower from before -my buddy's father died before he ever got to use the damn thing thanks to the contractor, but I offered to my friend that we can tear it down and rebuild it proper so it will outlast us and more.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 09:17 AM   #48
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Threads never get too old to use on our system, Greg. I've combined all the project history here so you can bookmark this thread and use it for all your questions so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 10:24 AM   #49
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Thanks CX!
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Unread 12-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #50
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CX, JB, anybody...

I tried last night and again today to make a kerdi purchase through the tile-experts.com website (recommended by JB) and clicking on the checkout link goes nowhere. Any idea if this is just a weekend thing that will likely be fixed tomorrow?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #51
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I've got a message out to the proprietor at Tile Experts.com, Greg. I'll let you know what I can find out about your problem.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #52
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This is a hosting thingie... they changed our DNS to something else, but left the SSL certificate on the old DNS. Anything that requires the page to be secure, you won't be able to get to.

They're working on it as we speak, but if you really need to place an order, feel free to call us and we'll help you out.

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Unread 12-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #53
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Everything is fine now, with the exception you may or may not receive an email confirmation of your order. The SSL is active and valid again for the secure pages.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 06:58 PM   #54
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Thanks for the followups. As suggested by David, I did not receive an email confirmation, but as long as products arrive, I can live with that.

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Unread 12-15-2009, 01:48 PM   #55
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Received responses from Schluter regarding overlapping the Kerdi seams as you would a roof - they replied saying that method is AOK to do, but to naturally be careful to protect the kerdi tray area from damage.

I also asked if there was a weight limit or if a 300 lb. person would be fine with the foam shower tray tiled with 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 tiles. Schluter responded saying I would be fine with any of those scenarios.

I am anal and naturally have questions about a foam shower tray, but I want and plan to use it, but when I think of thick-bed mortar versus the foam shower tray, I naturally have concerns .

Anyways, thanks for listening!

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Unread 12-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #56
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Has anyone successfully used 6x6 or larger format tiles on the shower tray?
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Unread 12-16-2009, 03:26 PM   #57
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The tiles for shower floors are usually 4 inches or smaller. The purpose is to provide traction in that wet soapy area. I am gonna guess at sometime in that showers life, someone is going to try to stand on one leg to shave the other. Unless you plan on selling your house to a family of contortionists with huge feet, I'd stay at the 4" or under rule.

Sanded grout helps too.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 04:03 PM   #58
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I am anal and naturally have questions about a foam shower tray, but I want and plan to use it, but when I think of thick-bed mortar versus the foam shower tray, I naturally have concerns.
Two years ago there was some "testing" done on a tiled tray at the CTEF in South Carolina while we were there for Schluter School. It entailed driving a Firebird over it and then a forklift. The tray didn't compress and the tile stayed in tact. There may be pitchers of that somewhere on this forum but I don't know where.

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Unread 12-18-2009, 08:49 PM   #59
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My plan is still to use CBP's Versabond for the entire kerdi application. Any problem or issues with that other than Schluter not "recommending" or warrantying it? I've been a big fan of their Flexbond, but will not go to that extreme for obvious reasons.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #60
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Greg,

You can use the Versabond. Many have gone before you using it and haven't been back to tell of their misfortune in doing so.

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