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Old 12-31-2011, 10:47 AM   #16
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Thank you all!!

I'm sure this is going to be a messy job..
I have kids running around.. so.. this is going to be my spring project.. In the mean time I'll try to getter as much information as possible..

I know I'm asking the same questions over and over again.. but some suggest to use plywood screw them onto the studs.. is it any better over cement board?

I also like the idea of overlaying 1/4" cement board thank you!!

This is what I most likely will do.. I'll screw&glue one more 2x8 floor joist adjacent to the existing 2x8 to add more strength the to floor.. and will cut out the existing wall and use cement board instead..
but here.. should I be using 1/4" board or a thicker??

here are pictures of stones I've purchased and 3 bags of mortar..


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Half inch cement board must be used on wall studs.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:47 PM   #18
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Half inch cement board must be used on wall studs.
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thanks again.. i just have to find a time to remove the wall now...
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Be sure to first cut the ceiling juncture. A deep deep cut to the juncture with a utility knife would be the thing to do.
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Be sure to first cut the ceiling juncture. A deep deep cut to the juncture with a utility knife would be the thing to do.

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Go with the cement board, screw fixed over the drywall to the studs. The reason for the cement board is that adhesives have been formulated to stick to cenent board better than painted plasterboard, as any tiler will attest. The cement board doesn't rot or form mould if it gets wet, in any case, no where as much as drywall would, that's why it is most often used in wet areas like bathrooms. A lot of tile adhesives are cement based.

The weight of the wall is not significant. 14llbs/sq ft dead load is distributed over the whole room floor, so the wall alone is minimal. You would also have to cram 60 beefy people in the room to exceed the floor live load capacity at between 40-60 llbs/sq ft. Unless you run a sweatshop, this is unlikely.

Cheers and a Happy New Year to you and all the readers. Joe in Oz.
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Go with the cement board, screw fixed over the drywall to the studs. The reason for the cement board is that adhesives have been formulated to stick to cenent board better than painted plasterboard, as any tiler will attest. The cement board doesn't rot or form mould if it gets wet, in any case, no where as much as drywall would, that's why it is most often used in wet areas like bathrooms. A lot of tile adhesives are cement based.

The weight of the wall is not significant. 14llbs/sq ft dead load is distributed over the whole room floor, so the wall alone is minimal. You would also have to cram 60 beefy people in the room to exceed the floor live load capacity at between 40-60 llbs/sq ft. Unless you run a sweatshop, this is unlikely.

Cheers and a Happy New Year to you and all the readers. Joe in Oz.
Another great info.. Now I feel more confident...
Thank you everyone..

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