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My first kerdi shower. A couple questions...

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Its getting tile wainscoting. Thus the overlap into the bathroom.

How would you handle the seat. Is this good enough or would you hit it with liquid membrane. I think its made to be used as is??? ***The entire shower was completed then the seat was added, so it should be water tight even if something got behind/under the seat. I'm just wondering how to hand the curved seam on the bottom.

I did this today. Will it be ok to water test it tomorrow at the end of day and leave it sit over the weekend?

Any other criticism is welcome...

Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I think it is a very professional system though time consuming.
If it was me I would put a liquid membrane over the seat.

Its def a lot of work with the kerdi system. You should try Wedi next. Its so much nicer to use and way quicker too.
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Its getting tile wainscoting. Thus the overlap into the bathroom. How would you handle the seat. Is this good enough or would you hit it with liquid membrane. I think its made to be used as is??? I did this today. Will it be ok to water test it tomorrow at the end of day and leave it sit over the weekend? Any other criticism is welcome... Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I think it is a very professional system though time consuming.
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Spencer, it looks great to me.
When I last talked to the kerdi rep for this area, he offered to come out to the site of my next project and do it with me. It may be helpful to reach out to your rep and see if he can swing by.

Kerdi also has a you tube channel
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I can get Wedi through my supplier. I haven't studied the product much. I talked to the sales guy at my supplier and he said its a trade off. Wedi is faster but more expensive than kerdi.

I'll be looking into it in the future.
If it was me I would put a liquid membrane over the seat.

Its def a lot of work with the kerdi system. You should try Wedi next. Its so much nicer to use and way quicker too.
I might try that in the future. I knew they would do that. What I'm really interested in is getting hooked up as a dealer so I can get the stuff at wholesale cost. The guys that I may have to bid against in the future all have dealer status.
Spencer, it looks great to me.
When I last talked to the kerdi rep for this area, he offered to come out to the site of my next project and foo it with me. It may be helpful to reach out to your rep and see if he can swing by.

Metro also has a you tube channel
What does it take to be a dealer.

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I might try that in the future. I knew they would do that. What I'm really interested in is getting hooked up as a dealer so I can get the stuff at wholesale cost. The guys that I may have to bid against in the future all have dealer status.
Pretty much takes only takes a connection (at distributor level) that will hook you up with dealer status.

Typically they like you have a showroom, but they will hook up a lot of flooring guys, or in general anyone who buys a lot.

You get dealer status, then you buy from a distributor. Distributors don't sell the the public but will sell to contractor, but generally they will only give you 10% of retail pricing which is a complete joke. Thats why you want to be a dealer.

I'm hooked up pretty good through an online dealer right now. Having it shipped to my door is nice too.
What does it take to be a dealer.

Edit: kerdi dealer
Well, I wish you luck.
The shower really looks great to me.
Pretty much takes only takes a connection (at distributor level) that will hook you up with dealer status.

Typically they like you have a showroom, but they will hook up a lot of flooring guys, or in general anyone who buys a lot.

You get dealer status, then you buy from a distributor. Distributors don't sell the the public but will sell to contractor, but generally they will only give you 10% of retail pricing which is a complete joke. Thats why you want to be a dealer.

I'm hooked up pretty good through an online dealer right now. Having it shipped to my door is nice too.
I did mine this spring and first priced it through the DIY dept of a local carpet store. About a grand for a 3x4' 6" shower with a seat and the Kerdi tray. I got everything at Walcro, a contractors' outlet for 60%.
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