Schluter-DITRA vs Redgard

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Old 09-21-08, 06:57 AM
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Schluter-DITRA vs Redgard

I'm nearing finishing my walls in my bathroom and will need to start on the tiles soon, While pulling up the existing carpet I did notice one crack where the vanity use to be, the rest of the floor is crack free..
which of these two products would you guys recommend to use in this situation..
Oh I also have some dimples where I removed the tack strips and the nails from the existing wall, would those need to be pre filled or will the mortar do the job.

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Old 09-21-08, 07:40 AM
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Ditra for sure. The only time I would really use RedGard would be for a shower wall area.

You can fill those divots with thinset.
 
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thanks for the quick reply.. I seem to have another issue..
maybe you can shed some light on this one..

there is a gap around my toilet drain between the drain and the slab, is that normal? can I fill it with something to keep critters out, seems some ants have already discovered it..
 
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Are you talking about in the slab, or above the slab?
There is typically a gap between the slab and the top of the flange.
You can keep that as is. The wax ring will seal of the drain.
 
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Are you talking about in the slab, or above the slab?
There is typically a gap between the slab and the top of the flange.
You can keep that as is. The wax ring will seal of the drain.
I'm speaking of the slab.. Picture a 6in hole with a 4in pipe center in the middle so I have an inch of nothing around the pipe then the drain flange fits over the top and is raised about 1/8 of an inch above the slab.. I can only see the gap by looking between the flange and the slab, but my concern is with critters using the gap as a personal highway into the house
 
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Oh....I wouldn't worry about it to much, but you can fill it with sand if you want.
 
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I would put some bug spray in it and fill it with thinset or some cement.
 
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I may just leave well enough alone, the house is over 20 years old and it seems to have done fine since then..
I'll just make sure when I tile they are cut really well around the flange so I could apply some silicone to seal out the creapers
 
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Suprised no one mentioned using some DAP Tex latex foam to fill the gap. Or regular Great Stuff window and door, but that can be pretty messy.
 
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Suprised no one mentioned using some DAP Tex latex foam to fill the gap. Or regular Great Stuff window and door, but that can be pretty messy.
Good Idea, why didn't I think of that..
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