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Unread 07-02-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Frameless, curbless, Kerdi shower

I have been reading this site for months and think it is great. I am in the process of replacing a built in tiled shower that was in terrible shape. I want to go back in with a 36"x36" frameless and curbless shower. I just did major work to bust up my slab to replace a cast iron pipe with a 8" rough-in toilet with a 12" PVC stub for the new toilet. I also ran a new PVC connection for the shower. I purchased the Kerdi kit with the foam pan. The reason I am asking is because I think my brain has information overload and I am not sure what is correct anymore. I have seen pictures of the finished product that I want but not sure how to accomplish. My questions are:

1. Can I not install curbs and after installing the foam pan and drain, can i raise the rest of the floor to this height and then extend my Kerdi to meet my Detri outside where the shower glass panels will be? I tnink I will have the room as there was about an inch of morter I took off the floor with the original tiles.

2. Whatever I do, curbs or curbless, do I drill and anchor into the horizonal or not? I have seen different people say different things. I am working on making the framing in the walls solid now.

I have already learned a lot from this site and any help or replies are appreciated.
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Unread 07-02-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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Welcome, Bill.

Not sure I understand the plan.

A "frameless and curbless" shower. How's that work? Middle of the room? No walls at all? Some frameless glass "walls" all around?

Give more hints.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

I want to install a 36 x 36 glass corner shower.

I found a picture of how I was thinking of doing the floor in the Schluter Shower Handbook on page 18, called a Barrier Free Shower except I want to add glass walls. Link below to the handbook.

I also found a picture of a glass shower with no curbs but not sure how the floor is done. Also link below.

I am not allowed to post pictures or links yet. Sorry

Thanks Again,

schluter.com/media/ShowerHandbook.pdf

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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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your floor area is going to need to be recessed so when the final shower
mud bed is done the pitch is lower then the main floor area.

I haven't done one with a Schluter foam tray and probably wont.
with the mud I can create the pitch I need and how thick I want.

the glass in the picture is set flat on the floor and and has wall brackets holding it.
it is also silicone caulked at the floor to lock it in and seal it.

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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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Bill, please post your photos by using the Manage Attachments feature or the little paper-clip icon above the Reply dialog box rather than by posting links to third-party storage. Those links tend to disappear after a while, leaving your post meaningless to future viewers. Thanks.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #6
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Bill,

I second what Brian said.
Make your own mud pan.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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Thanks, CX, Brian and Chuck for the replies.

It will be a little while before I get to the floor but will look into doing my own mud pan. This is my shower so it is not high on my wife's honey do list and the grandkids are coming for a week so my time is spread thin. I will post some pictures soon as I can.

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