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Unread 11-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #106
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Mike,

You'll need to bring the support out further underneath it if you widen the slab. Or are you going to cut into the casing more to beef up the "ears" more?
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Unread 11-02-2010, 02:23 PM   #107
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To support the 'ears' why not tile the face of the curb outside the shower, up to the bottom of the "ears" ?
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Unread 11-02-2010, 05:16 PM   #108
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Paul & Ed,

thanks for the reminder - I should have mentioned that I was also trying to figure out what to do under the threshold for support (and aesthetics). A friend did the renovation shown in the attached picture, which I think is similar to what Paul is suggesting for under the threshold. He also did one that extends a wood baseboard under the threshold,

I'm planning to check out these to options - do they seem ok?

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I am not a big fan of painted wood near the shower where water can collect even if it is due to condensation, steam or splashing. In that pic there is no other wood work in sight, so I would have tiled the casing instead of using wood there. Having or making a bullnose tile works well for that type of application and may be a reason why that particular shower doesn't have tile there.

Otherwise, its a very nice looking shower.
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Mike,

My big concern is once you cut about 2/3 thru the width of the tile, that remaining 1/3 gets really weak in a hurry. And it falls off, like, while you're cutting it. And if it survives to make it to the worksite, then it's still really fragile and easy to snap off is someone steps on it, kicks it, etc.

So long as you make the slab strong, and support it well, you'll be fine.
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Mike,

As for aesthetics I am with Paul and Ed. As for running casing under the threshold not only do you not want it there for the reasons mentioned it provides no continuity for the floor to flow into the shower. As Ed mentioned you have to get that cut without the "ears" breaking off. I don't know how much support you can get from your riser tile but it ain't gonna hurt the cause.

Once you have that threshold piece you won't want to have it setting around, or being handled. Get it installed asap once you get it, and slope it a lil towards the shower as mentioned. Once it is set with your thinset on the curbtop it will become much more stable.

You're not going to be stepping on those ears when you walk across there so if you can get it installed, you shouldn't have any trubs once it is in. Run the tile up under it to give you continuity and a flow, and a lil support
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picked up my stone (granite) today for trimming the shower. What's the best way to attached this to my Kerdi? I have leftover thinset (modified and unmodified) as well as a tube of kerdi-fix that's almost full.

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Unread 11-16-2010, 05:32 PM   #113
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Modified thinset.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 11:04 AM   #114
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just to confirm - modified thinset is the right choice to install this granite over Kerdi?
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Stoner's gotcha. Go modified.
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modified it is.

just curious, why the modified with granite over Kerdi when I set all the tile with unmodified?

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Unread 11-17-2010, 08:12 PM   #117
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I'm curious, too, Mike.
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Schluter would say unmodified for anything set on kerdi.
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What's the question, Mike?
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