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Old 01-04-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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My existing walls are not plumb. I'm installing a new whirlpool tub but the flange doesn't touch at every stud. It would be easier to put a shim where it isn't touching but I'm concerned I'll have the same problem when I go to install the cement board and tile. Should I just sister studs or is there a better way?

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You can add lattice strips to the studs and shim them as required. This way the wallboard will lap the tub flange and should be placed to within 1/8" of the tub surface, same goes for the tile. I would suggest you waterproof the wallboard (assuming there is a shower involved) to eliminate the need for the required vapor barrier behind the wallboard.
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WHOAH!

Why are there two identical threads running?

Mikey you think your lost now, just wait and see how confusing it's gonna get with two threads running.

How about you make a choice as to which thread to continue with and we'll abondon the other one!
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I don't know how to waterproof. Can you explain more? I was going to use the black grainy backerboard. I think it's called cement board but I might be using the wrong term
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I put it in plumbing first. I'm continuing with this one only.
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Yes, there are actually 3 threads. If a mod reads this, is there anyway you can combined them? I suggested asking a mod to move the original but a new one was started.

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I don't know how to waterproof. Can you explain more? I was going to use the black grainy backerboard. I think it's called cement board but I might be using the wrong term
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Waterproofing is as easy as painting. In fact there are liquid waterproofing products you can use to paint-on. Look for RedGard, Home Depot has it. You can also get Mapei HPG at Menard's. Lowe's sells Laticrete Product 9235 and also Laticrete Floor and Wall Waterproofing. They are all the same thing and all good products.

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Don't think there are any black backerboards but they are dark gray - close enough. There are many tile backer boards available not all made of cement. You could use Durock or Wonderboard or PermaBase or Hardiebacker or Denshield or Green EBoard. the list goes on. Just buy the first one you come to and don't over think it.
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Mikey,

Since yours is a fiberglass whirlpool tub, can you give us the name and model? Will this surround also be used as a shower?

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