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joetab24 04-29-2012 01:09 PM

Bathroom Wall Repair
 
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The drywall in my bathroom, installed by the previous owner, is in really bad shape, as these pics illustrate.
The radiator has rust all over it, and even our door hinges are rusted.

Figure I'll deal with the drywall first. What is step 1? Remove the tape that is exposed?

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joetab24 04-29-2012 01:10 PM

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joetab24 05-02-2012 08:19 PM

No replies....

Gary in WA 05-05-2012 03:11 PM

Must have gotten lost in the shuffle....

Remove the tile, replace the corner bead and inside tape with setting compound and paper tape, final coat= drying-type compound. Fix the high-humidity issue before further work.

Gary

pucks101 05-05-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 915189)
Must have gotten lost in the shuffle....

Fix the high-humidity issue before further work.

Gary

Yes! Looks to me like you may have a bathroom with no vent fan?

Also- to remove any drywall, typically easiest / cleanest to score with utility knife along any seams, corners, caulk lines, etc.., punch a hole, grab and pull...

joetab24 06-02-2012 12:37 PM

Would you remove the radiator to gain better access to the wall?

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pucks101 06-02-2012 10:04 PM

I'd say remove the covers and support brackets from the wall, looks like the water lines are coming up through the floor so maybe you can avoid messing with the plumbing..

bjbatlanta 06-03-2012 04:07 PM

I may be mistaken, BUT, it looks to me like the baseboard heater is RIGHT NEXT TO the shower (looks like the shower curtain/heater in one of those pics second from last). THAT would be MY biggest concern to begin with. Is that up to ANY kind of code (let alone your thoughts for your own safety)??? Water and electricity DO NOT mix. I'd remove that heater asap!!! Get a vent/fan with a heat unit in it perhaps. You DON'T want to step on a wet floor with a rusted/shorted out electric heat source. Even if it's not actually butting up to the shower, I wouldn't want a source of electricity sitting on a bathroom floor. Commodes overflow, sinks and showers back up, etc. If I'm misinterpreting the pic, I apologize but think of safety first. Hopefully when you say "radiator" you're speaking of water "type", but it looks like electric...

pucks101 06-03-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by bjbatlanta (Post 935388)
I may be mistaken, BUT, it looks to me like the baseboard heater is RIGHT NEXT TO the shower (looks like the shower curtain/heater in one of those pics second from last). THAT would be MY biggest concern to begin with. Is that up to ANY kind of code (let alone your thoughts for your own safety)??? Water and electricity DO NOT mix. I'd remove that heater asap!!! Get a vent/fan with a heat unit in it perhaps. You DON'T want to step on a wet floor with a rusted/shorted out electric heat source. Even if it's not actually butting up to the shower, I wouldn't want a source of electricity sitting on a bathroom floor. Commodes overflow, sinks and showers back up, etc. If I'm misinterpreting the pic, I apologize but think of safety first. Hopefully when you say "radiator" you're speaking of water "type", but it looks like electric...

I see a hole in the floor, which I assume is for the water lines coming up from a boiler somewhere, so being next to the tub would not be a problem...

bjbatlanta 06-03-2012 11:43 PM

Yeah, just not used to seeing that type of system (boiler) here so it scared the "you know what" out of me if it is electric heat...

joetab24 06-04-2012 04:09 PM

Started working on this section of the wall...


Went all the way up to where the tape was visible. Is there any way for me to tell if the correct (that is, drywall that is used in a bathroom) dry wall was used by the person who originally installed this?

When I tore the metal piece that runs along the corner, I tore the drywall a bit higher than I would have liked.

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By the way, this radiator is not electric. I hate the location, though.

7echo 06-04-2012 07:32 PM

Hi joetab,


It looks like there is a leak from the tub/shower. If so, you need to address that prior to putting the drywall back. Otherwise, you will be re-doing the drywall again in short order.

pucks101 06-04-2012 08:49 PM

I would suggest since you're going this far, and possibly further to repair a leak, instead of regular drywall use something water resistant, such as green-board.

colinp123 06-04-2012 11:18 PM

As you can see, there is some water damage to those 2x4s. Is it feasible to put in a new tub and do a little demo to see what's going on in the walls? There could be extensive water damage around the tub if there was a leak.

pucks101 06-05-2012 02:24 AM

If that lumber has only surface mold, and isn't rotted, you can clean that up with some Concrobium (available online or at the depot).


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