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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Using schluter Dilex ahk

I am using the complete Shulter shower system - all done, now have a question about Dilex AHK for where the wall meets the floor. The Dilex AHK is a 90 degree product, but there the shower floor is slopped, so how would the Dilex lay 'flat'? I have not cut the Dilex yet, thought to seek some more help first.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Welcome, Sherry.

While I've never tried it, if your shower floor is sloped in the vicinity of the required 2 percent, I'd think that AHK would install as advertised at that little bit of an angle.

Better answer might be had by calling the good folks at Schluter Systems, though: 800-472-4588.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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give it a try today

Thanks - finishing some items up, but going to cut one section & do a test fit.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Sherry,

I also have the AHK and with my test layout it seems to do fine with the little bit of slope. I hope to put in the floor sunday. Would you mind posting a pic of yours after you install so i can see the results?

The instructions also say to leave a grout joint between the strip and wall tile. I was a bit puzzled by this as i thought the strip would eliminate the grouting entirely between the 2 planes..Is this your take on the installation as well?
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Schluter Dilex AHK slope - gap picture / question

Pictures are of dry-fit - relaxing today, plus see if any others reply or call Schluter on Monday. I had to cut the Schluter shower tray down, equal on parallel sides, but their is about 1/8 gap at the center. I am thinking to cut the bottom support in the center & angle the bottom support to follow the trap. Filling in diles with thin-set.
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I am thinking to cut the bottom support in the center & angle the bottom support to follow the trap. Filling in diles with thin-set.
"Fraid I don't unnerstan any part of that, Sherry.

And I don't see any photos.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Sherry,

I'm sure CX will chime in shortly but, if i understand this correctly..
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I had to cut the Schluter shower tray down, equal on parallel sides, but their is about 1/8 gap at the center. I am thinking to cut the bottom support in the center & angle the bottom support to follow the trap. Filling in diles with thin-set.
..I dont think i would leave the gap in the middle. Make sure the drain fits properly and with proper support. the schluter book says its ok to make small adjustments on the outer perimter of the tray.. What say you CX ?
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Dilex AHK - need to support

Very sorry for the delay in response. I have attached pictures to help resolve my question or to share with others. 'Problem' is that the dilex does not lay flat on the two sides of the Schulter shower pan I cut down to fit my space. Gap at the center of the dilex is about 1/8 of an inch. I thought I could bend the dilex tab down to the shower pan, plus put a little mud underneath the dilex to close the gap / provide support.

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Can you please post a picture of the corner detail.

It's hard to tell, but did you use Schluter's 2-way inside corner connector. It looks like you cut the cove profile into the edge of the AHK at the corners?

Could your piece be too tight fitting (too long), causing it to bow like that?
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Sherry,

you definitely want the Dilex level for your wall tile.
I suggest getting some thinset under it to support the Dilex, let it dry.(make sure Dilex is level)
then float out off it level at the perimeter center and thinning out to nothing
near the drain and L & R sides.

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It's hard to tell, but did you use Schluter's 2-way inside corner connector. It looks like you cut the cove profile into the edge of the AHK at the corners?
Sam is right. I hope you purchased the "inside corners".

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Dilex AHK Follow-up

Thanks all! Yes, I purchased the 'inside corners' - looks exactly like the last picture on the string. Also, appreciate the comments on fit - I have insured a fit that is not causing any bowing. Exactly what I think (thanks) the replies are agreeing - as I had to cut down the Shulter shower, it slopes great, but the center section of the sides cut down, is about 1/8 lower than the corners. Sounds like a plan to put in the dilex 1st with thinset support to fill the gap. I do like the way the dilex looks.
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Unread 04-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #13
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I used it in my 6' x 4-1/2' shower with no issues. Worked great!
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Unread 04-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Got it, picture was playing tricks with me. There goes the photo analyst job with NSA.


Sherry, Tommy and Marc,

Please post up some of your pics here:

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=99063

I'd love to see more installs. I will be using AHK as well.
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