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Old 11-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #121
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Customizing the floor pan is easier with kerdi.

Center your pan on the drain and cut the sides to fit your space. If you need to extend your pan, just do it like a mud bed.

With Wedi you are pretty much stuck buying extensions and wasting a lot of expensive materials if you have a lot cutting down to do.

My price would be a pretty similar from a traditional shower (preslope, liner, mud pan, CBU with plastic VB) to a Wedi shower. I never once sold one though... I have only been at this for about 8 years and started with kerdi, switched to Wedi about 4 years ago.

I have sold some hybrid setups, mostly for custom sizes. A combo of mud pan, kerdi drain and membrane. Aqua D on CBU walls... Cost (to customer) was usually within $200 of wedi. Sometimes higher and sometimes lower.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:19 PM   #122
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Customizing the floor pan is easier with kerdi.

Center your pan on the drain and cut the sides to fit your space. If you need to extend your pan, just do it like a mud bed.

With Wedi you are pretty much stuck buying extensions and wasting a lot of expensive materials if you have a lot cutting down to do.

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So for extension, just mix up some mud and pack it into the void?

How do you adjust for the difference in height? Do you float a thin layer of thinset prior to applying the membrane?

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My price would be a pretty similar from a traditional shower (preslope, liner, mud pan, CBU with plastic VB) to a Wedi shower. I never once sold one though... I have only been at this for about 8 years and started with kerdi, switched to Wedi about 4 years ago.

I have sold some hybrid setups, mostly for custom sizes. A combo of mud pan, kerdi drain and membrane. Aqua D on CBU walls... Cost (to customer) was usually within $200 of wedi. Sometimes higher and sometimes lower.

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So for extension, just mix up some mud and pack it into the void?

How do you adjust for the difference in height? Do you float a thin layer of thinset prior to applying the membrane?



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There should not be a difference in height. Use the pan to guide the screed.

Cover the entire pan with Kerdi.

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