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sharisavage 04-16-2006 01:56 AM

Forgot mortar under backerboard
 
I just finished laying the last, most complicated piece of cementboard for a bathroom floor and realize I forgot to mortar it in! This is what happens when you lay a floor at midnight. I need to pull in up in the morning and put down the thinset, right? Can I put the screws back in the same holes? What a moron....

Rehabber 04-16-2006 09:19 AM

Put em back in the same holes. and i doubt your a moron, just human.

Bonus 04-16-2006 02:58 PM

I agree, don't sweat it, just do it right the second time.:) If the screws strip then use longer ones.

ron schenker 04-16-2006 03:07 PM

Look at the bright side, you remembered before you installed the tiles. Don't feel bad, I've made worse mistakes than that. Like the time I painted a whole room before the drywall was installed. Or that time I laid sod green side down:eek:

sharisavage 04-16-2006 05:00 PM

Thanks everyone, things looked much brighter by the light of day. All subflooring is in and the tile will be down by end of day.


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