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Offline grantgoold

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Shower system for buses!
« on: January 29, 2012, 11:14:01 AM »
A plumber friend has recommended the following system for a leakproof shower for the bus. Anyone installed this system. He install a unit in our home and it looks great!

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Re: Shower system for buses!
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 11:32:47 AM »
Holmes on homes highly recommends the product and uses it all the time. It's touted as the best.
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Re: Shower system for buses!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 11:50:56 AM »
I've used the Kerdi membrane for tile shower walls, it works quite well.  You have to be careful of what kind of thin-set mortar you use to install it, I forget if you use modified or unmodified (I installed it three years ago) but if you use the wrong kind it takes a month for the mortar to dry.  I wouldn't install a shower without it.  They also have a neat shower floor pan kit, drain kits, etc.  Mind you, I wouldn't put a tile shower in a bus due to weight, but that's just me.   :D

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Re: Shower system for buses!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 08:09:30 AM »
I am going to have to re-build my shower soon and I love the Kerdi membrane.  Seems a little thick at 8mil. 

Would it make sense to use a lightweight tile to install over this membrane as opposed to ceramic tiles?

I am searching for possibly fiberglass, plexiglass, plastic type tiles.  Any other ideas opposed to buying the 4x8 sheets of FRP from home depot?

I was thinking maybe clear or frosted plexiglass panels pressed into a tinted/colored thinset against the Kerdi membrane.  Might look neat to have the colored thinset under the plexiglass. 

Any other creative ideas for this?


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