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Old 05-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Bathroom remodel, need to be pointed in the right direction

Remodeling an older house bathroom. Bathroom has sheet rock throughout. Planning on doing the floor and walls with tile. Have checked the studs and they are about 23 inches apart. Is there anyway to apply hardiebacker over the sheet rock or do I need to tear all the sheetrock out and start fresh?


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Old 05-18-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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I would tear out old drywall, then insulate outside walls, install tile backer in tub/shower area. Backer board is not needed on walls outside of tub/shower, but makes a better subsurface.


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Old 05-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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Gut it to the studs and evaluate it's condition. Old baths tend to have hidden water damage and need upgrades to everything.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:30 PM   #4
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definitely gut it---I don't remember a bath room that didn't need a few new studs sistered in to flatten out the walls.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #5
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As others have said, gut it and repair/renew as needed. Backerboard in the shower/tub area - drywall elsewhere is ok. Don't forget extra framing to attachment of safety bars, toilet paper holder, towel racks, etc.
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