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Old 02-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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I am installing tile in my laundry room and after doing a dry fit of backer board and tile on our plywood I noticed that my back door would not open and no I'm stuck and don't know what to do.

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You will need to cut the door to get it to work, or you need to use ditra or similar to back the tile.

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The door is steel and I've read It wouldnt be the best thing to do. My husband said the 1/2 backer board alone would prevent the door from opening,so if my calculations is correct the Ditra 1/8 thick and my tile 3/8 is 1/2" so that would not work for me either. Is it ok to cut the door?
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You will need to remove the trim then remove the whole jamb. When done with that see if there is enough room left in the R.O. to raise the jamb. If there is then install the proper size board under the threshold and reinstall jamb. If not you can raise the header and then shim and install door. A lot of work but imo thats how to do it. Hope this helps.
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Did you remove any 1/4" plywood that is over the subfloor? This would be what your old vinyl was installed to. Can you confirm that the plywood you see is the subfloor and not an underlayment? You are also using the wrong concrete backer. 1/2" is for walls, use 1/4" or better yet, Ditra.

You might want to raise the door anyway, cuz it might be nice to have clearance for a rug too.

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You are also using the wrong concrete backer. 1/2" is for walls, use 1/4" or better yet, Ditra.
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Jaz, will 1/4" backer be too flimsy for walking tile if they end up doing that?

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will 1/4" backer be too flimsy for walking tile if they end up doing that?
Absolutely not. 1/4" is for floors and counters. The backer board adds virtually no structural strength to the subfloor system. All it does is give you a "tile-friendly" surface for tile.

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