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Old 10-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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It seems I didn't check to make sure the wall was square

So I grabbed my planner,well I got the new plywood sheet to fit but have this gap.

Without buying another sheet of plywood whats the best way to fix this mistake.




I plan on using Ditra,so I thought when it comes time to just use some thin-set in the gap and lay my ditra over.

I also thought of using Copper pipe insulation to fill the Gap

I'm really not to sure what route I should use to fix this

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What is under the (2) 2x4's & small section of bottom plate?

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What is under the (2) 2x4's & small section of bottom plate?
Bottom sole,with 5/8" OSB

I'm not sure if it's a load bearing wall


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what is that? A cutout for an air register?

Are you putting anything on the studs like sheetrock or something? Will the thickness of the sheetrock cover the gap? If so, don't worry about it.

If it were me though, I would put bracing under the edge of the plywood perpendicular to the floor joists. That area will flex if you don't and especially since you are using tile, you will get cracks in your grout.
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That looks like it was a cold air return, which should be left as is with a grille over it. There should be a space below that is sealed with metal that runs toward the heater. If yes, drywall over leaving room for a grille. If no, just drywall over it. Supporting wall or not, that will not affect anything.
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Actually since its a bathroom I would hope its not a return vent
So you are only really concerned with the small gap in the upper right?
I just filled my gaps with thinset
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That hole you see is for a return duct that is in the hall way and that's how it gets to the furnace.

I'm using Green board and you won't see that hole

The Gap I don't know???


Here's the topic on that story
What Size are Return Ducts Usually

Where the one 2x8 floor joist runs i put another 2x8 so I had a screwing edge for when I lay the plywood down at the top and to give support.

you can't see any screws along the top edge as I haven't put any in yet,as I still don't know if the floor should be glued and screwed down.

But i'm glad I haven't as i need to fix this gap

I'm not to sure what route to go with now,as this is what I've gathered from my topic to what some members think i should do..

1,I should support it from underneath with a 2x4

2,I should cut the old 2x4's out and put some plywood under there and cut my square hole again.

3,just fill it in with thin set and don't worry

I don't know what route to take
Yes I will be using Ditra with some 13x13 Porcelain tiles,that area you see is where the 30x30 Vanity will sit.

No one will see the gap as the vanity is there and the tiles will cover it but I was thinking as it's a good size gap any big movement will crack the the grout or even tile even using the Ditra system.

Plus the wall is not square and the tile there......I will post a picture to show how un square the wall is and how i have to lay the tile so everything works..
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That hole you see is for a return duct that is in the hall way and that's how it gets to the furnace.

I'm using Green board and you won't see that hole

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so, how wide is the gap? If the greenboard is thick enough to cover the gap, there is no gap that you would have to worry about that would be under your Ditra so there needs to be nothing done to fill the gap.
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"you can't see any screws along the top edge as I haven't put any in yet,as I still don't know if the floor should be glued and screwed down." ---- Yes, glue and screw.
I would not support it from underneath, if the vanity covers it. The wall is probably not load bearing for the HVAC sub to cut out the bottom plate for air return. The left door jamb is supported on the next joist, even if load bearing is capable to span 24" with two top plates, not to worry there. I would however, caulk under the drywall at the cold air return so the bath fan and furnace are not fighting over that air. Put some caulk backer rod in first, instead of thinset, as the two woods will expand and contract with the seasons. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...Ntt=backer+rod
Green board is not to be used in wet areas (tub, shower, etc.), as you are hopefully aware.

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