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Old 01-22-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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the floor is looking rotten the tile is pulling away from the tub and the wood looks bad do i have to take out the tub to replace the floor and if so how do i get it out of the bathroom. Thanks

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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demo the bathroom. Pull the sheetrock off, when u get to the studs, disconnect the plumbing from the tub, the tub will then be able to be removed, gut it to the joists, repair them if needed, put everything back in the reverse order of removal
When redoing the sheetrock, IN THE TUB AND ANY AREAS WHERE IT MAY GET WET USE DURAROCK OR HARDIE BACKER BOARD NOT I REPEAT NOT GREEN BOARD.


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Old 01-22-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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Skymaster has it right, except for one thing. I use green drywall. The trick is to keep it 1/2" off the lip of the tub so the moisture will not wick up into the sheetrock. I have done this countless times over the years and never had a problem.

BYW to the OP, the tub will come out of the door on its side.
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I believe green board is now against code, here in NJ it is. Green board supports MOLD Growth.
Nothing with a paperface is allowed. Damn if I cant remember the brandname now but GP and others have a drywall that is basically fiberglass faced which is legal or the cementboard.
If the "Termite" reads or is reading this I am sure he will give the brand name.
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"DensArmor" is the name you're looking for, skymaster. And, yup, green board is going the way of the DoDo bird. Been a couple years since I've even noticed any in the stores.
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greenboard is worthless. It's no different than standard drywall IMO. It should not be used in any wet location. Even if you leave a gap between the tub deck and the wallboard, what's to stop moisture from getting to it from other areas? Unless it's 100% waterproofed, there's no way to keep moisture from getting to it. Here's some greenboard for ya:
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Yep, green board supports mold growth.... not very healthy
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Thank You Sir Rather B . Once again old age,senility and plane fuglies struck my remaining 2 brain cells

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