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Old 11-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #31
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A couple other questions, what about where the durock and drywall meet, should I use tape and drywall mud to cover the joints? Or some other method?

My tub is 30" wide and I am using 12" x 12" tile and 3" x 12" bullnose that I want to border the outisde perimeter. To keep the tiling to the same 30" width of the tub should I cut my 12's to 3" in the corner and then run two more 12" x 12" and finish it will a 3" bullnose? Will it look weird with 3" in the corner?

Or, should I cut the 12 down to 6" in the corner and run two 12" x 12" and then finish it with a 3" bullnose? If I do that, I will have to extend the durock and tile 3" past the tub. What do you recommend?

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Old 11-04-2011, 08:07 PM   #32
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I determined that I need to fur the studs out about 1/2" to reach the tub lip before attaching the cement board. And I need the thinnest cement board so it doesn't stick out too far past the existing drywall. I was hoping I could buy 1/4" durock, but it only comes in 1/2" but James Hardie, Hardie Backer Cement board comes in 1/4". Can I use this around by tub to put the tile on? I will still cover the entire surface of the cement board with RedGard.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #33
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I need to use thin cement board (hoping for 1/4") for my tub surround to put tile on. In order for the board not to stickout too far from the existing drywall 1/4" would be best.

James Hardy, Cement HardieBoard comes in 1/4" but it says it is for floors and countertops, but the local home store said I could use it for a tile tub surround.

Can I use the HardieBoard for my tile tub surround or do I need to use the 1/2" Durock?
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:21 PM   #34
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1/2" is the minimum thickness that can be installed on wall studs.

All cement boards do come in 1/4" but they aren't to be used for walls.
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1/2" is the minimum thickness that can be installed on wall studs.

All cement boards do come in 1/4" but they aren't to be used for walls.
Why can't 1/4" be used to attach to wall studs?
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Why can't 1/4" be used to attach to wall studs?
Not thick enough, not rigid enough, too flexible, grout won't stay, contrary to code.
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Are you kidding?

Just minutes ago we discussed this in your other thread.

Do you think I'm telling you lies when I tell you 1/4" shouldn't be used? Do you think you will get more support if you start a new thread?

Keep all of this on one thread so it isn't so confusing for everyone.
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While you have the walls open I would also replace that galvanized piping with either PEX or copper depending on your preference. No sense in doing all this work and then having problems with your pipes.
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While you have the walls open I would also replace that galvanized piping with either PEX or copper depending on your preference. No sense in doing all this work and then having problems with your pipes.
I had the plumber here yesterday and he cut the galvy out ran new pex and copper
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I had the plumber here yesterday and he cut the galvy out ran new pex and copper
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Please post exact same question in one forum, thank you. I merged your others....

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Are you kidding?

Just minutes ago we discussed this in your other thread.

Do you think I'm telling you lies when I tell you 1/4" shouldn't be used? Do you think you will get more support if you start a new thread?

Keep all of this on one thread so it isn't so confusing for everyone.
Sorry Bud Cline, I posted the other thread before I got your first response. I wasn't going against your knowledge. I appreciate all of your info and trust it! I really appreciate all of your help

1/2" durock it is.
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Please post exact same question in one forum, thank you. I merged your others....

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Just an update as of this evening. Durock goes up tomorrow.

New Plumbing...


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Old 11-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #45
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Hey Bud Cline I called Hensel's to try and get some of the plastic j bead for around the window. They told me they were out and they could order me some but I would have to buy a case

So I went looking around and found some FRP Molding and each side is 1 3/8" which is exactly the measuremrnt from my window to the durock.

How would you recommend attaching this? With thinset underneith one of the lips and maybe some nails? Should I tile up to where the corner is or stop tiling where the molding starts?

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