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Old 04-27-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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I'm a fairly regular contributor to the painting forum and a member of CT and Painttalk. Hello my brothers of another trade.

I have to do a job where there was a leak inside the wetwall of a shower. The leak is fixed, the bottom 1 foot of drywall was removed and the HO wants me to durock that area, since it was the only part damaged.
The existing rock is green or blueboard with 4x4 ceramic tiles. I haven't done a detailed inspection, but at this point, the rest of the walls look fine. I'll check it further before doing any work.
Is this Ok to do? If so, any pointers?

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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I'm not sure there's much you can do except mud and tape. I had a similar situation in my tiled shower. After replacing the pan we used durock up 3' or what ever the width of one is. The rest of the shower was excellent and did no need anything done. Made as tight as possible then mud, tape with the stuff that made for it and muded again. Applied adhesive and tiled. That's it.

ps. the only thing that may happen is if the dryall and durock are different thicknesses.

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Yes, it is ok to install the durock and then to tape and coat over as regular sheetrock.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:35 AM   #4
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Thanks AWC!
Already installed it with waterproof screws.

Ram, the drywall and cement board are differnt thickness.

HO already had 1/4" cement board with 1/2" drywall. I just cut strips of durock and screwed them to the studs to level it.
The walls are in good shape and there was no mold. I was just asked to install the rock. No fiberglass tape, mud, butter or anything else. The HO is doing all that.

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