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    Default What to do after your Kerdi Is Installed - Post Inspection Testing

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    Default What to check after your Kerdi is installed - Don't skip these inspections!

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    Default Kerdi Installation Check List - The Flood Test

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    Default Three Day Flood Test - A Kerdi Shower Test

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    Default Inspection Check List for a Schluter Kerdi Shower - Checking for proper slope

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    Default Kerdi Installation Check List: Checking the Date Codes on your Setting Materials

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    Default Inspection Check List : No Liquid Waterproofing anywhere

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    Default ACO Shower Drain Connection with Kerdi Fix

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    Default Inspection Check List : No Direct tie in from a clamping drain to Kerdi

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    Default Kerdi Check List - Can Kerdi Board be used in your Steam Shower?

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    Default Kerdi Inspection Check List - Who is your local technical rep?

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    Nothing is more important in a bathroom renovation than the flood test. I have read some really stupid advice online about how to properly flood test a Kerdi Shower - much of this coming from the John Bridge Forum where I have heard of everything from using a ballon *, a tennis ball to using a chaulking tube. Insane these methods. Flood testing is best done with an inflatable test plug or a twist-n-set plug like you see in the photo below.

    The reason for this is because it not only tests the connection of the Kerdi to the drain but also from the drain to the vertical length of pipe above the P-Trap. If anyone tells you different. They are wrong.

    This business of building showers is complex - there are many steps to take. The flood test is not the responsibility of the tile installer but it should be when it is he or she doing the work. The tile body's which over see the tile business list the resposnibility for this test as "Others" - who the hell are the others. Make sure you include a flood test in your scope of work. This will net you a better shower and one that you know that works as designed.

    Flood tests are best preformed for a period of 72 hours. Not 10 minutes. Not overnight - 72 hours. The least I would leave one is 24 or 48 hours. Shoot for three days.



    This shower is a curbless shower in Coquitlam. Kerdi is not allowed to be used with a clamping drain so you will notice the NobleDeck membrane in the divot section of my shower prep. The shower turned out great and we used the drain from a botched Proline - Kerdi Steam Shower we repaired for a client to build my buddy a Kick Ass Shower. Here is a peak at the end result.


    Kerdi DS Curbless Shower


    * Ballon Recommendation from John Bridge member "Lazarus"
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    - http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...53&postcount=2 This John Bridge member has over 5,000 post online and writes "Don't think I ever water tested a Kerdi pan. I trust it and, never a problem...but the inspector may require it. A balloon works just fine for this..."

    Well - a ballon does not work just fine since it does not check the connection of the drain to the shower's waste line.

    Another member on the John Bridge Forum with 30,000+ posts writes this "....Get a plumber's test plug or even a party balloon to seal the drain. Some one here used a tennis ball stuffed into a rubber glove for a plug. You need something that can maintain a seal around the inside of the drain pipe. That red tape isn't up to the task." - Poster BBCamp - Source

    So the info started out well and then failed. Who writes 30,000 post and does not know that a tennis ball is not allowed?



    Here is an inflatable test plug and a Kerdi Drain. These types of drains can be found at any plumbing wholesaler. I use either my compressor or my kids bike pump to inflate them. Many times other types of drains my require an extension hose for the inflation part. It's a good idea to dry-fit and test these plugs prior to the actually flood test. Yesterday we set the plug and then added in about four cups of water. We marked the water level on the shower pan with tile spacers and then four or five hours later set the proper flood test - after we knew we had a proper seal with the test plug.

    Below is another example of a flood test. This shower prepared with NobleSeal TS. Any shower regardless of the type of waterproofing needs to be flood tested. If you skip this step you basically give the builder of your shower a green light to kind of do a good job.

    When waterproofing your shower you get need to get it right. "When it's perfect - It's good Enough" - John Whipple

    John is Kerdi ok to use in a Steam shower??????
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    John is kerdi ok to use in a Steam shower ????

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    Default Can Kerdi be used in Residential Steam Showers or is Kerdi DS needed?

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