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Whipple 09-03-2010 08:28 PM

drywall around a bathtub
My boyfriend is replacing his tub. So anyhow, it seems off to me. He already has the drywall around it. Um, greenboard I think. Anyhow, where is it supposed to meet up with the tub? He has it right over the lip and the wall slant.

Justin08 09-03-2010 08:43 PM

Can you provide a picture? I am not sure if you are trying to say that he brought the sheetrock over the lip and now there is a slight pushing out of the sheetrock right at the bottom? If this is the case he could use some sheetrock shims that he can staple all the way up to the ceiling to bring everything out that 1/8". Again If you can provide a picture it may be better.

Whipple 09-03-2010 08:52 PM

Thats exactly what I mean. But I do have pictures now.

This is the link to the facebook account with all of them. but this is the main picture.

Scuba_Dave 09-03-2010 09:23 PM

What is he putting over the drywall?

Jim F 09-03-2010 10:08 PM

It should be shimmed out so it is flush with the flange then over the top of the flange but gapped 1/8-14 inch above the ledge and silicone caulk in the gap. Is he gluing on a plastic surround? Then that shoild also get a bead of silicone. I hope he is not tiling over the green board. That will fall apart. If he is tiling he needs to replace that green board with cement board or some other product reccommended for tiling.

Whipple 09-04-2010 09:21 AM

He's planning on putting in a surround. Does anyone have pictures of how it's supposed to be properly done? I'm a very visual person, and I have never been able to find pictures of drywall around a tub.

bjbatlanta 09-05-2010 09:05 PM

The drywall should be 1/2" up off of the tub to prevent water from "wicking" and rotting it. Greenboard is water resistant, not waterproof. It can actually sit on top of the lip if the tub is not tight to the wall. Then run your cement board over the drywall.

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