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Unread 01-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Schluter w/Roll-On Waterproofing ???

Just curious if any of you have come to the conclusion that the Kerdi install process takes a bit too long and have resorted to buying the tray, curb & drain and using Hydroban, Aquadefense etc... for the waterproofing ?

I'm looking at it because it saves me 25% on my materials & labor cost. I have a lower paid employee (trained in proper waterproofing application) that just does this as we get shower jobs... In this economy lower prices and thinking out of the box a little bit are king !

I'm interested in your opinions and thoughts... ( i know, I know ...warranty ...lol )

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Unread 01-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Jerry,

No problem with that if you feel confident in it, but why buy the Schluter pan and curb? Making your own is much cheaper on your end anyway.
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Unread 01-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #3
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Well, for the curb your right...., but the pan is pre-sloped and ready for the Kerdi drain, which I like...

Thanks, that will cut another few bucks out of the process, every little bit helps.

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Unread 01-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #4
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In this economy lower prices and thinking out of the box a little bit are king !
well you need to keep thinking out of the box more because the Kerdi tray is much more costly then some felt, wire, 3 bags of sand & a bag of portland.

and the more costly Schluter Kerdi is offset by the time you need to wait between mudding the floor and applying the liquid membrane.
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Unread 01-06-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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Has anyone on here tried doing a mud base with the kerdi drain, Kerdi on the shower floor and curb, then liquid on the walls. I have a partial roll of Kerdi leftover, was thinking next shower I might just build me a Frankenstein/Frankengeueze shower.
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Yup chuck i do it all the time. just kerdi the floor and 6" up the walls then liquid love to top it off
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Unread 01-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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Does it seem to save a little time jeff?
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its still the same number of days chuck, drying times. just shorter days and less dinnero


but i can only give my own warranty
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Unread 01-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #9
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Same warranty here Jeff, I like this idea, plus the customer gets a nicer drain.
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thats all i use now is the kerdi drain for every shower.
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Jeff do you have to let the pan cure 3 days before applying kerdi also? I have never used kerdi, or a liquid for that matter, on my pan.
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Unread 01-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #12
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Chuck , I use kerdi for the floors all the time. Don't have to wait for the mud to dry. Few coats on the walls the next morning, clean the truck, then tile time.
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yeah levi u dont have to wait for mud to dry.
and as TileJoe has said
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I've done these that way too. Hydrobarrier an 9235 fabric on walls , then Kerdi on the pan. Quickly becoming my got to method.
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