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Old 03-15-2008, 03:40 AM   #1
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Waterproofing transition from wall to tub with no flange


I sure hope someone can help.

I have a cast iron tub with NO FLANGE.
I want to make a tiled shower enclosure but I don't
know how to handle the transition between the tiled
wall and the bathtub, so as to avoid any moisture
slipping behind the wall.

Any suggestions? Sure would appreciate it.

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Depending on what you intend to use for waterproofing...If it's going to be normal building paper as a vapor barrier I would take my time and use contact cement or similar to glue the paper to the tub where it meets the framing. Take care to leave enough slack so that when you set the cement board down, it doesn't tear the paper. You can cut off the excess paper after you install the cement board. I would then seal the joint between cement board and tub with silicone caulk before installing tile.

If you are going to use Kerdi, I would do the same thing with it except it goes on OVER the cement board. I would still caulk the cement board first, then glue the Kerdi to the tub with contact cement...then caulk the tile to the tub....keep on top of the tile caulking for the rest of your life.

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keep on top of the tile caulking for the rest of your life.
Without a flange, this is the key.
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Purchase a flange kit

Most tub manufacturers make them for situations like this
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Hey everyone!

Thanks for the suggestions. I sure do appreciate it.
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Big John,

Look into what Chris Johnson suggested: Optional Tile Flange Kit for tubs.

Try this: http://jacuzzi.com/home.php

See Diagram on Page 9 of 32, RIGHT side schematic (PDF file): http://www.jacuzzi.com/pdf/ASTERIA.PDF

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