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Old 01-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Best (easiest) way to fur out a wall only 1/2"?


I need to fur out a plumbing wall by just 1/2" to meet the rough in guide for a shower valve. Over this will go 1/2" cement board and glass mosaic tile (and moisture barrier). Any suggestions? Thank you.
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1/2" strips of CDX would be the cheapest way.
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Are you sure about that? Is the offending wall 2x4 or something shallower?
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Just curious,
how is the extra 1/2" going to affect the front lip of the tub? Losing a half inch only on one side may look strange. Can't you move the valve body back?
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All shower valves allow for some "play" when installing them. I have never heard of a "have-too" fir-out a 1/2" for shower valve placement.
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The existing wall is a 2x3 wall, unfortunately. I was hopeful that as we were just replacing the valve with a new one in the same wall that the plumber would be able to work with it. But that apparently wasn't possible with the fixture we chose. The tub, also, has a small gap (approx 1/8"-3/16") between it and the framing at this side that needs to be tightened up.

The current gap between the plumbing spacer and the existing framed wall is 1-1/4". So, my plan is to put 1/2" furring over the studs, plastic sheet over that lapped over the tub lip (I'm paranoid from a couple years of a leak down into our kitchen below), 1/2"cement board over that, moisture barrier, thinset and tile.

It would have been easier to reframe that wall, i know. Hindsight is 20-20. I have a trim detail in mind to hide the front edge, where it could look strange.
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What's on the backside of your wall where the shower valve is going? Closet by chance? If it were, I would make amends for it to stick in a little there and just make a nice cover for it. Just seems like when you do something to make do, it usually comes back to bite you when it's too late.

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