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    Oh, I'm funny. LOL

    I had flood tested it with a plug after the liner install, and again after the screed bed with the plug. During the second test with the plug, the water level dropped very slowly. I didn't know if it was because I had poked a hole in the liner while the top layer went in, of if it was migrating through the weep holes. That was really bothering me.

    A third test with a ball below the weep holes and I'm sure I have no leaks. I have so much confidence, I'm going into the shower building business..

















    In Vancouver. (I get 10% of the cut from my junk you have to fix).

    See, that's funny.

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    Hey John, Tom from Utah back. While my flood testing went great, I'm a challenged tiler. Anyways, removing chipped tiles from my floor and I breached the kerdi, see pics. Sikaflex work here? hate to wait for kerdifix, could just thinset another layer down. Any advice appreciated!@!Name:  Salt Lake City-20140120-00059.jpg
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    If you patch with Kerdi or Kerdiband and maintain at least the 2" required overlap, it will be fine.
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    The 2 inch is the issue. To get 2 inches I need to tear out more tile. Kerdi fix not a good soln?

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    KerdiFix would work. While other products might work, I think you'd be better off with the Kerdifix, if you can't just do it like a normal joint - make the patch as big as you can over the tear and get as much thinset off as possible in that area.
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    thanks much for the reply Jim,

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    versabond was used, kerdi is stuck like a champ everywhere I "strategically" removed tile, save for that breech. Thinking I was too aggressive cleaning out the thinset after busting up that tile. So maybe a kerdi fix patch over the cut (it's about 1/2 inch), let it cure a few days, then do a thinset patch over the whole area. Versabond kills my warranty anyways from what I understand so not sure how Herr Schluter will help.

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    now that's some counsel! I made little chips in those 2x2 tiles because the boss of me wasn't pleased. And she'll never even use that shower! Thus taking the bastards up. Now after all is said and done, and retiled what about doing another leak test before grout. Just to be sure...
    Plan would be to let everything cure for a couple days after retiling (and after the repair) and flood it. Any benefit there? Then if I do that how long to wait until grout. Thanks again sir,

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    Big red show vs big crescent wrench! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    OK Leo.

    I'm heading there today to meet the tile setter at 8:00 - He is going to install some Ditra first and then tile the floor this weekend. Please do not tell Jim that the tile setter is not going to level the floor. He will freak out!

    The low curbs look amazing.

    I'll dig up some photo's for you this morning. We did a killer Kerdi Steam Shower a few years back and that was really my first super low curb we built. Once we wrapped that job up I was hooked on the design.

    It is way easier to use the Kerdi Curb. Big tiles. Big cuts. No sliver cuts. But looking at the Kerdi Curb tiled and one of my low curb designs it's clear what looks better. That and if you hurt your hip or knee you should still be able to get into your shower. I would bet anyone with a bad hip would not step over the tiled tool box (kerdi curb.

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    Hi John,

    were you able to get updated pictures? Also, I read that the top of the curb needs to be at least 2" high from actual shower floor?

    thanks,
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