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Old 10-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by buletbob View Post
as far as felt, plastic, I have never installed anything behind my backer unless it was a shower seat. and yes the fiberglass mesh tape is a must. GOOD LUCK. BOB
Agreed. The redguard becomes your moisture barrier, negating the need for one between the studs and the backerboard.


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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
You need to take some hot mud and fill in the gap then after it is dry you need to skim coat and tape to keep it from cracking. After that install tile as normal.


The best thing to do with this situation is to lap the backer board over the lip of the tub. This is necessary to help with water proofing, but first sand along the edge of the back side of the backer board to fit over the lip.
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When we did our bathroom remodel we brought the cement board down over the tub lip. We used 1/8" furring strips on the studs to account for the lip and allow the cement board to lay flat, thus not having to make "trapezoid" cuts for the bottom row of tiles.
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Too late!

I have a question that goes off of the topic above. Our contractor (don't ask) stopped the tile directly above the lip of our tub. Now what do we do? We are getting ready to put the house on the market and we can't sale with the tub looking like it does. We initially complained but got nowhere so we have been living with it for years. Can we add a trim tile at the bottom? Won't we have to build up the back b/c there is a gap (size of the tile) between the wall and the place where the trim tile would go.

Help! Molly
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #20
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Molly, It would be best if you start your own thread. Many regulars may see this is an old thread and not even bother reading it.
Don't forget to add pics.


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