Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-24-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
They're all fixer-uppers
 
J187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 991
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

One more wall question


Ok, last wall in my bathroom. I need to decide what to do here. The tub flange will nail along the exposed stud in the corner which is highlighted. What I need to know is this

Should I try to keep the existing plaster/drywall wall that is there and try to mend the corner somehow where it is highlighted in yellow?

Or cut back the wall a bit and seam it w/ greenboard/purpleboard/backer or whatever I decide i'm using, where I have highlighted in blue?


J187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2006, 01:13 PM   #2
Master Craftsman
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 289
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


I would just fix it at the corner. If you tear it back to a stud the joint is likely to be more visable than at the corner.

Dave.

__________________
Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
www.bigdaveswoodworks.com
Big Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
They're all fixer-uppers
 
J187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 991
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Dave
I would just fix it at the corner. If you tear it back to a stud the joint is likely to be more visable than at the corner.

Dave.
Anything in particular I should use to repair it at the corner?
J187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2006, 06:06 PM   #4
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


J187,

DO NOT CUT it back. Make your corner where it is in your Picture.

Attach your tub surround first.

Leave that plaster corner exactly where it is. Put your MR board up above the shower area, Then, Put a thin sliver of Moisture resistant SR over the tub flange along the other side near the corner.
Next, add a piece of corner bead over that outside corner (covering both sides)
Attach the side with plaster on it with longer screws to go thru the plaster layers into the corner outside stud.
HOWEVER:
If you are worried about not being able to hit wood on the tub side because the plaster comes out too much in thickness:
Use what is called 'no coat'. It is re-inforced plastic shaped into an outside corner with paper edges. It is applied with compound, not nails or screws. It is wider to cover the outside corner.
Last:
Tape it nicely. Use a small putty knife for the side where the tub flange is. After sanding, add a nice bead of colored silicone where the drywall meets the shower edges. The caulking ties it all in nicely.

Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 05-25-2006 at 06:40 AM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2006, 09:21 PM   #5
Master Craftsman
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 289
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


Ditto.

Dave.
__________________
Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
www.bigdaveswoodworks.com
Big Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 07:43 AM   #6
They're all fixer-uppers
 
J187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 991
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


See, this is why I ask these questions... Thanks again guys. Very helpful.
J187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 09:25 AM   #7
They're all fixer-uppers
 
J187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 991
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


Ok, I think I may end up going w/ the no coat. It may be better considering the plaster wall is a little bit further away from the outside corner than the corner stud. Plus, my father just got done using some no coat on a drywall job and he won't shut up about how much he like it, lol.

oH, I get it. Thanks.

Last edited by J187; 05-26-2006 at 07:37 AM.
J187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 05:57 PM   #8
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 0
Default

One more wall question


SR - Sheet Rock

AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
knee wall question jscholl411 Building & Construction 7 10-10-2007 12:30 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 09:47 AM
Load Bearing Wall? Traybae Remodeling 3 11-05-2006 01:39 PM
Load Bearing Wall? Traybae Building & Construction 1 11-05-2006 01:01 PM
Floor and wall tile question irlizard Flooring 21 07-20-2006 01:35 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.