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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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New master bath project

We're starting a new master bath. We're planning to go with a kerdi shower and ditra for the floor. I'll come back and fill in some project details but I'll start out with a dumb question:

Where can I quickly buy/order a Kerdi drain system? I'm in the Chicagoland area if that helps.

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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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Right here, Tom www.tile-experts.com .

Fast and friendly service. You'll also find a link to them in the TYW On-line store here.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thank you, Mike. I did give it a search effort which was apparently too feeble.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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Tom.....

When you get hold of Tile Experts..... say "Hi" to that other,
better lookin', smarter, richer Dave Taylor for me :----)

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Unread 09-09-2008, 12:37 PM   #5
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Talking

Is that Dave Taylor also the owner of the sexy voice on the other side of the phone line when I called earlier?

I was about to place the drain order online with the expedited ship option when I decided to call, and ended up saving a few bucks when I was told the regular ground will get here in a coupla days anyway.

I'll have to go back for some Kerdi and Ditra after figuring out how much I need since it's no small change.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 06:15 PM   #6
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Open bottom shower bench

I'd like to use a board (32"x11.25"x1.5") as a shower bench. It will be supported at the ends on 2x4 blocks and nailed at the back to a stud at 16".

Do you think that's enough support for it to be a tiled (stone) bench? Going by the deflection calculation alone it would seem so, but I want to check with you good folks.

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Unread 09-15-2008, 07:12 PM   #7
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Tom, I'm afraid a 2x12 lying flat, supported at the ends of a 32" span will flex way to much for a tiled bench. The Deflecto tool measures deflection of sawn lumber fixed upright, not lying flat.

A better solution might be the Better Bench, the adjustable model seen here, if you have room for a 33.5" wide unit. http://www.innoviscorp.com/better-bench.php Properly installed it will support 400 lbs.
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In term of the Deflecto tool I was treating the 2x12 as the subfloor material and the blocks at the ends as the joists supporting it, but I guess that's not a correct way to treat it.

I totally did not think about the rectangular Better Bench but will look into it. I've seen a lot of the corner one in pictures but none of the rectangular that I can recall.

Thanks for the info, Mike!
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Unread 09-15-2008, 09:21 PM   #9
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Tom, I noticed you admit to being "bitten by the bug". In most situations that is the first step in healing....around here, it is just an acknowledgment that you may be doomed.
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Here's another picture of it in case you didn't see it on their website. http://www.innoviscorp.com/better-be...table_unit.php
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Wow, Mikey, that's a picher of a two MIL bench there, eh?
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Yep. Rated for two MIL's plus their yippie runt dogs. Pretty cool, eh?
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Unread 09-15-2008, 09:34 PM   #13
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Oh Marge, I am soo doomed in many ways. But at least here I have companies.

Good demonstration photos, Mike. Them be heavy duckies and vases.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 09:38 PM   #14
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LOL! It didn't get the MIL reference at first until I looked at the Men in the love, I mean Left picture.

I am so doomed.

Edit: I blame CX for this! I honestly was thinking Mother-in-Law.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #15
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But at least here I have companies.

As just recently evidenced.....I'd be a might concerned about that company......

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