Non-centered drain and Kerdi system

• 01-13-2013, 06:13 AM
jchance
Non-centered drain and Kerdi system
We have a shower that the previous homeowners had converted into a closet. I am in the process of converting it back into a shower.

After I did the demo, I found the shower drain and its in a strange (non centered) location plus the shape of the shower in general is a little weird.

I want to use the Kerdi shower system (I've used this before on another DIY project), but since my drain is not centered and the shape of the shower is not square I'm not sure if its going to work or not. I'm open to moving the drain if I absolutely have to, but would prefer not to as I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible.

I've attached a diagram of my shower dimensions.

So the question is, can I use a Kerdi system, if so what size should I get? Do I need to move the drain? Anything else I should consider?

Thanks,
Jason
• 01-13-2013, 07:47 AM
johnfrwhipple
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Originally Posted by jchance
We have a shower that the previous homeowners had converted into a closet. I am in the process of converting it back into a shower.

After I did the demo, I found the shower drain and its in a strange (non centered) location plus the shape of the shower in general is a little weird.

I want to use the Kerdi shower system (I've used this before on another DIY project), but since my drain is not centered and the shape of the shower is not square I'm not sure if its going to work or not. I'm open to moving the drain if I absolutely have to, but would prefer not to as I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible.

I've attached a diagram of my shower dimensions.

So the question is, can I use a Kerdi system, if so what size should I get? Do I need to move the drain? Anything else I should consider?

Thanks,
Jason

Installing Kerdi on a Neo Angle curb can be a little tricky. I've found when using Noble that if I place a relief cut in the top side of the curb I can not cut the sheet membrane at all and bend the fold that is generated by the neo angle curb into the top of the curb.

You can easily set a Kerdi Drain over that position.

If you try and keep your perimeter level you will have quite the creasing to deal with when the membrane goes down.

I would choose first what setting material company you plan to use for the job and then determine the thickness level of your mortar bed.

Are you building any shower niches? Sometimes working with a cementious membrane or liquid is easier here on the walls.

JW
• 01-13-2013, 12:20 PM