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Unread 10-25-2015, 08:34 PM   #76
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I'm using a harbor freight 10" saw and I a QEP blade
I think we've found the source of your problems.

Search this forum for the dewalt dip method of cutting tiles from the top down
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Unread 10-25-2015, 10:03 PM   #77
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I figured since my blade has a bad ass spider graphic on it, it could take all comers. My mistake. 😀 I think I'll pick up an alpha, even though the graphics are mediocre at best.

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You can fix that with a Sharpie.
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Solid advice. That's why I like this place.
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Kerdi Niche Leak, Worried about my entire install now.

I customized my prebuilt kerdi niche to fit a full tile for my install. I thought I had done everything correctly, but the box is leaking.

I laid a piece of kerdi membrane on the inside of the box and then used kerdi band on the edge seams. I waited 24 hrs and then filled it with water to see if it leaked, when I looked at it last night you could see a small puddle of water on the ground where it leaked. You can see the leaking areas on the back of the box also.

I'm obviously going to scrap this and I'll probably just build one out of kerdi board, but like I said, I'm a little concerned about the effectiveness of kerdi at least with my install.
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Unread 10-30-2015, 12:37 PM   #81
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Hi Roger.

Lets keep all your questions about this project right here so we can all follow along. Thanks.

My guess is too many seams, and one was missed. Down at the CTEF, there was a kerdi lined cardboard box built that served as our cooler while we were down there - they do work when done properly. Check this out and you'll do better next time.

Regarding the rest of the shower, check all the seams, and flood test. Let us know what you find.

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Thanks for the pdf.

I only have 4 seams and it is leaking out of 3 of them...I must have made an error somehow, but I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. Like I say it's concerning since my entire shower is band and membrane over sheetrock.
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Unread 10-30-2015, 12:50 PM   #83
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You'd probably have a easier time and better seams if you were to use Kerdifix there.
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Did you flood test?
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Did you flood test?
Certainly did. But I imagine only a larger leak would show in just 24hrs. I'm on slab so if I had a very small leak, I wouldn't know if there is a leak or not.
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You'd probably have a easier time and better seams if you were to use Kerdifix there.
I'm going to go buy some kerdi board and do just that.
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Unread 10-30-2015, 03:57 PM   #87
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ok i didnt read the whole thread here but the last three questions.

As far as I know there is not real proper way to do the neo angle with kerdi. I didnt buy Johns book(sorry John) so I cant help you there. The way I do them is by cutting the pan material and flapping it over the curb then applying a piece of kerdi band the best I can to cover the open part..then smear kerdi fix over that..not an exact science..and I sure do wish Schluter would sell 22.5 corners but as far as I am aware they do not.

second questionip in SLC...providing your SLC is well bonded then I would not remove it..you have mosiacs that will contour to the dip..which is good..to remove the dip get a screed(2x4 or something) and use some thinset and float it off..make sure it hardens before you set the mosiacs..plenty of floor patches will work but why buy something more when you have the thinset on hand.

OK cutting a sliver...one trick is to get another piece of tile and abut it against the first to make the saw think its one piece of tile..hold them together as you cut and it will keep the cut straight.


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They do have some 135 degree corners, made to cover the area where a corner bench meets the wall.
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As far as I know there is not real proper way to do the neo angle with kerdi. I didnt buy Johns book(sorry John) so I cant help you there. The way I do them is by cutting the pan material and flapping it over the curb then applying a piece of kerdi band the best I can to cover the open part..then smear kerdi fix over that..not an exact science..and I sure do wish Schluter would sell 22.5 corners but as far as I am aware they do not.
They do have the corners now Jim. I didn't realize it until I went to a workshop last spring. But, you can definitely pull off a neo angle without the prefab corners, with full approval by Herr Schluter.
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Tough to say on the niche leak because it is hard to see, but it appears as if you have no kerdi corners and your kerdi band doesn't run the full length of the box on the top and bottom as it does on the sides.
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