Hello all looking for your assistance in resolving some of my silly questions
while I rebuild this mess. As you may notice I am just getting started on the demo and two questions have already come up.
The first is in regards to the lack of vapor barrier in the out side wall. seems I should have vapor barrier on all three walls. Is this correct? does it need to go all the way to the floor? or will top of the tub be ok?
The second question is around the top of the tub I think its called the nailer ring. some of what I read suggest to fir the wall out accordingly to the same face as the tub about a 1/16" or so. Material recommendations for this?
If I were a betting man I would say this maybe the right time to replace any plumbing pieces. Should I replace the mixer also?
Ok I know that I have already asked more the a few questions but I'm on a roll so please bare with me. Were on to a small floor issue oh yea and I have pictures.
The decking is 5/4 T&G car decking with you guessed it.....rote, Not terrible but never good.
I started scraping the real punky material away with some yet to go. I would say this area is the worst I have found so far and it leads under the tub, I think that better then half the board is still good. I was thinking of using some epoxy rot repair and filler to bring it flush and then using the hardie backer on all walls and floor repair. Does this seem logical?
Please let me know if you think I'm heading the wrong direction, or If I should do more or less, Its been a long time since I have been into a job this deep and I don't want to end up doing it again in a couple of years.
Looking forward to your tips and tricks, and thanks for taking the time to respond.