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Old 09-04-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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i had to replace a 3x5' plywood area outside my shower along with shower floor.....I used one big sheet of plywood...... After laying the 1/4" cement board back down. The tile is flush with existing tile. After mortar i think it will be a hair to high. Can i remove that cement board and maybe do something else on the floor outside the shower?

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How was it done before? What is the cause of the variance?

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How was it done before? What is the cause of the variance?
Well I should have put that in there!!!Will be a little more specific it's not the whole area just a few small spots.
BEFORE plywood, 1/4" cement board, mortar, tile

Cause-debris maybe on the truss beneath, keeping me 1/8" high

I was considering just removing that particular piece of cement board (less than a sq foot) and doing just a mortar base and hope it sticks.... the two high spots are against the wall, non-traffic areas??? what would you do?

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Can you grind the backeboard down? You only need a reduction of about 1/16" or so. Use a corborundum rub stone or even an orbital sander with 50-60-80 grit paper.
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Can you grind the backeboard down? You only need a reduction of about 1/16" or so. Use a corborundum rub stone or even an orbital sander with 50-60-80 grit paper.
thought about the sanding, but no belt sander or orbital sander

Thanks again bud will try that stone first!
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