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Old 04-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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what should I fill this gap with?


I have a small gap from the edge of the shower pan/riser and the drywall.


Is it okay to fill this with joint compound or should I cut a scrap hunk and stick it in there too?

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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BTW that stud seen behind the gap is faced out so there is 3.5" of surface area there.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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You got a mess there, the sheetrocks cut wrong, I would have shimmed the wall and set the tile board lower, what's up with that wood being even with the side of the tub. That's never going to work.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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That is not a small gap on either the top edge of the tub or the side.

It looks like you have 1.5" or so to fill on the top of the tub and near 1/2" or more along the side? Your joints are not level and no tape?

Your photo shows water already seeping into the drywall/greenboard at the base.

Yikes.

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Old 04-29-2012, 06:50 AM   #5
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That is not a small gap on either the top edge of the tub or the side.

It looks like you have 1.5" or so to fill on the top of the tub and near 1/2" or more along the side? Your joints are not level and no tape?

Your photo shows water already seeping into the drywall/greenboard at the base.

Yikes.
LOL, not sure what you are seeing there, as there has never been any water in the area yet. This is new construction, there is no tape yet. The wallboard just got put up. So instead of ridicule, why not offer a solution. I can't be impossible for god's sake. Try helping, that is why I posted the question...
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The first couple of inches just outside the pan should be considered a wet zone so waterproofing is a must. If left like your pic you will likely have a moldy mess in short order.

If I was you I would consider removing some of that green drywall, extending the conc backer board, then applying a waterproof membrane. I don't have a good closeup pic of that area but you can get the idea.

Good luck.

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kerdi can be installed right over drywall. and the way you, derf, have that tile installed, looks pretty darned good.
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it is a shower not a tub. It is on a riser to have room for the p-trap. (using a saniplus system). The board in the pic is Dens shield by GP. The install instructions say to caulk the gap between the DS and the drywall then use your thinset mortar and mesh tape for the seam. Not sure what you are seeing again, but they are flush with each other. Maybe the caulk is throwing you off. The tile we are using will be an 1/8" or so from the shower base top and about an 1/8" onto the drywall/tape seam. Maybe I need to post a link to the install instructions for the Dens Shield???
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Maybe we should take a step back and suggest that the OP submit better pictures to illustrate his situation?
Cause from the one already posted , I have to agree that it looks wet and uneven to me as well....
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dens shield comes in 32x60in sheets. I used two for a 32x32 shower as seen in the pics. the lower part of the gap is slightly under 1/4". without jumping down my throat, why can't one spray foam the gap, trim and blend with joint compound and tape? it is a tiny gap that the larger part is gonna be covered by tile anyways. Explain.
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Before going any further you need to address that base the tubs sitting on. I just see no way that going to work out, it sticks out to far and is even with the side of the tub.
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IT IS NOT A TUB!!! It is a shower base, and it is built to manufacturer specs. Moderator, delete my account. I am sick of the ridicule. You guys are ridiculous. I will take my "hack job" questions elsewhere.
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re-read the entire thread and see who gave the "'tude". Instead of slamming the work, it could have been as simple as, "hey, you are gonna wanna replace that bottom piece of sheetrock or cut a filler strip." Nope, I got, wow, look at the hackjob, tear it all out and start over, there is already water seepage (LOL, impossible)...
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The drywall should cover the flange on the shower base.
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not according to the install instructions

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