Can I Use Any Thin Set

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by johnfrwhipple, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

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    Since kerdi requires thinset on both sides, why not use thinner substrate instead of the exact same thickness? I don't get it. The way you are planning it, your tile + thinset + keerdi + thinest will be thick, on a 5/8" thickness.... And this is because you want it to line up?? Btw, what are you planning to do at the end, use a Schluter profile, or a special tile, or nothing?

    In any case, I would make it all 12" between ceiling support members. Easy as pie. HAve you called the gypsum manufacturer to see if even 5/8" drywall will be warranteed hanging from studs 24" apart ??
     
  2. chefwong

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    Hi John -

    Love to see some updates on the testing progression.
    I stumbled across this thread in research....or whether I'm going to use Kerdi or Liquid for my next project.
    Regardless, it would have been CBU for the wetwalls. It's just a lil more dust to hang the boards and more heft lugging it up a flight of stairs, but the labors all the same to me.

    Any reason not to post this same Topic of Discussion over at the JB Pro Forum....
     
  3. chefwong

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    A thought did come to me when I was reading the new test thread.
    Assuming that pink to white means dry. What if the chemical that makes it so dissolves due to evaporation/air.

    Have you done a control sample of just dried compound and then wet it again to indeed confirm it will turn back pink/blue in the prescense of water.

    I'm not on the forums that much to notice the editing....
    The only thing that is a peeve is the *project* biased single thread when oftentimes, for me at least, the questions for me are more general knowledge, underlying foundation stuff while pertinent to ~the project~ but moreso a general knowledge question. A general knowledge question with a good subject title to boot -- to possibly get more eyes on the subject, oftentimes may get moved back into my project thread only to not have a single eye on it since the title thread is not relevant to the new question I was asking.

    Here's a recent project of mine......I was hoping alot more pro's would give their feedback (whether positive or negative) but none of the regulars seem to care for the thread...

    http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=97112&page=6
     
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  4. chefwong

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    BTW, on your notation of adhesion and Kerdi, Noble....and I'm sure you know this....but JC has glue/adhesives in it...
    GP obviously has more than a topping compound, but nontheless, I'm not surprised Kerdi/Noble will stick to JC....
     
  5. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

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    It's worse than that. John W is being very soft in his criticism.
    They are willing to steer someone the wrong way in order to protect their sponsor membrane.
     
  6. chefwong

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    JW or GS. PM me on the details on the remarks on JB.
    Or just post the info here.
    It's disconcerting if the information / advice being given may be biased if not wrong !
     
  7. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

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    if it all comes out into the open, ultimately it will put Terry Love under a lot of pressure to delete it; i.e. "cease and desist".

    Just double check with the manufacturers of the products you are considering. Don't overthink things.


    There are millions of membraned showers that were made with products other than the orange membrane that is all over the internet. Lots of membrane products have been manufactured, distributed, bought and sold, installed and warrantee'd, and I mean products that are not made by the one big sponsor of that friendly tile site.
     
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