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Old 04-02-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm at the point to add more Durock and have a small issue. If you notice, I'll be putting a piece of board along the top flange of the pan. This would leave an "r" looking space for drywall. Once the drywall in installed, I plan on putting cornerbead then mudding.

The end result should be bullnose tile along the corner of the entire wall, which would overlap onto the drywall.

Am I on the right track or should I be doing something else here?

Thanks as always everyone!!

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since you'll most likely be installing a shower door why not just use drywall in the dry area? Are you doing a membrane over the CBU or poly under it?

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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I will be putting Redgard overtop of the cement board. Havn't decided about a shower door vs shower curtain...
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Do a door if you can swing it Jeff.

Also, if you tile and grouting is good, the drywall should be fine as it won't be regular moisture.
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So if I do a door, it looks like I should add another 2x4 for backing, correct?
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Door or curtin it's always best to add something to attach it to.
I just use a 2 X 6 laying flat so there's no way to miss it.
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Yea, I'll throw in another 2x4 on both sides, just in case... So I'm OK with adding more MR drywall to the outside area that tile will cover up?

2 more questions...

1. The gap where Durock meets drywall, should I use drywall compound to cover the gap or the mesh and thinset I use for the cement board? or nothing?

2. Can I cover the drywall in this area with redgard? This drywall will be covered by tile.
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When I did my shower I cut the CBU to fit and include that little "R" shape all the way to the outside corner. I wouldn't put drywall down there. While it may not get direct shower spray, it will get wet. Especially if you use a curtain.
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If I put cement board all the way to the edge, I would then have to tile the edge of the other wall to cover the end of the cement board.

I added drywall so I could put on corner bead and mud that other wall to make it look nice, considering the shower wall will have tile to the edge.

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When I did my shower I cut the CBU to fit and include that little "R" shape all the way to the outside corner. I wouldn't put drywall down there. While it may not get direct shower spray, it will get wet. Especially if you use a curtain.
I agree with Blondesense.
I'd also use vinyl cornerbead in that area aswell.
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If you can do it---use Durrock in that lower area----escaping water ruins that spot on a lot of tubs and showers----Blonsense is spot on----

Use your red guard on any drywall that will be cover by tile-----pack the drywall /Dorrock seam with thinset before you red guard the walls.

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