||Thread Tools||Search this Thread||Display Modes|
|04-12-2010, 01:56 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Drywall & Hardiebacker meet on a stud...love at first sight? (to tape or not to tape)
Questions regarding hardiebacker meets the drywall.
I am a tall fella so the tile is about a foot higher than usual.
Thus putting the intersection even farther from the spray of the water.
The tiles sit atop 90-95% of the HB.
They overlap the drywall about 5-10% of the drywall. (maybe 1 cm)
----If the tile overlaps slightly...and its well caulked.....is it totally necessary to use that fiberglass mesh tape?
Structurally I can see little to no benefit as a settling wall isnt going to be deterred by fiberglass mesh tape.
Moisture wise the tile and caulk will repel the water.
Ergo, I get the rationale for mesh tape adjoining the actual sheets of HB under the tile ....but a this HB and DW intersection (higher than normal) I see no real structural or moisture rationale. Am I missing some great equation of life, love and shower installation?
Last edited by Dyoung; 04-13-2010 at 09:44 AM. Reason: simplify
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Anchoring a pedestal sink basin - stud or drywall anchor?||AdamB5000||Drywall & Plaster||3||11-24-2008 03:42 PM|
|Drywall tape||klavant||Drywall & Plaster||4||07-23-2008 04:44 PM|
|How to use non-adhesive drywall tape?||tripower||Building & Construction||1||05-28-2007 11:29 AM|
|Drywall Mudding - Tape Lifting||Drywall_Dummy||Building & Construction||2||09-22-2005 02:03 AM|
|Drywall Mudding - Tape Lifting||Drywall_Dummy||Building & Construction||5||09-06-2005 01:53 PM|