Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-16-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Exclamation

Durock (CBU) to Drywall transition HELP


Hello everyone, and please excuse me because this is my 1st post on this site. I am currently in the middle of my bathroom renovation and I have what may seem like a stupid question. In my shower unit, I have the CBU on all three walls and I need to know the best procedure for transitioning from the CBU to the MR drywall.

Do I FibaTape or paper tape the seem between the two? Do I use traditional joint compound or something else to ensure better water and steam protection? The main concern is the area between the top of the cement board where the tile will stop and the MR drywall that will go form there to the ceiling. Thanks in advance!

Honeydo_MD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 06:16 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Durock (CBU) to Drywall transition HELP


Do use mesh tape on the joint. Actually, I usually stop the backerboard just below the top of the tile. Then caulk the tile top. That way the joint is covered, and it is generally high enough that moisture is not as big an issue.

Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Durock (CBU) to Drywall transition HELP


Just like Just Bill said!

Be CERTAIN that you have solid framing/blocking behind that seam...You don't want the edge of either piece floating out in space between studs.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
Military Mom of 4
 
Snav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 974
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Durock (CBU) to Drywall transition HELP


I had the same question - so - mesh and mortar, yes?

Awesome :D

What about for the rest of the greenboard in a bathroom - when there is no transition between the two should a traditional mud be used? I've always wondered about mud in a high-vapor invironment.
__________________
At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
Snav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 09:39 AM   #5
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,094
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Durock (CBU) to Drywall transition HELP


Traditional ready mix is fine. Use quality paint intended for bathroom application. Make sure you have adequate ventilation...
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 09:50 AM   #6
Military Mom of 4
 
Snav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 974
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Durock (CBU) to Drywall transition HELP


Thanks, awesome.

__________________
At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
Snav is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Durock (CBU) to Drywall Transition HELP Honeydo_MD Drywall & Plaster 1 09-16-2009 11:24 AM
Good ways to run pegboard up to drywall? upthemaiden Drywall & Plaster 1 03-09-2009 01:12 PM
Hardie Backer to drywall transition jnbrown Drywall & Plaster 1 12-27-2008 02:12 PM
Drywall to stone transition IraF16 Remodeling 4 03-18-2006 06:28 PM
Drywall to stone transition IraF16 Carpentry 1 03-17-2006 02:02 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.