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Old 01-03-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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drywall over cement 'blocks' ?


I began my bathroom renovation today in a 1920 brownstone in brooklyn.

I will be tiling the tub/shower area, the rest will be drywall with wainscoting. I have a question on putting up drywall over the concrete blocks that were supporting the tile I removed.

Can I screw the drywall directly to the blocks using concrete screws?
I was thinking to use some liquid nail as well.

I took some pics so you can see what the blocks look like.
Excuse the mess I'll be removing the garbage tomorrow...
I've renovated 4 baths in the past, this is the first time I've dealt with this
kind of wall. There are a few sections where the blocks fell off with the tiles.
The rest of the block is in good shape and is not going anywhere unless I put a hammer drill to it. I think saving the block and using it as a level surface to put the drywall on is the easiest thing to do, but if I'm wrong please let me know.




this is a close up of the wall construction, some of the wall came
off with the tile in this section.





thanks for looking,

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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I would use cement board/backer board and screw it to the blocks as manufacture suggests tape all seams with the special tape required and water proof all seams.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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thanks,
I was going to use durock in the tub area to give the tiles a smooth surface to sit on.
The rest of the bath will be painted so I wanted the smooth surface of drywall to work with.
Can you skim coat cement board to look like plaster?
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yes you can...
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