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Old 08-25-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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I just installed my backer board for tiling and want to make sure the gap is filled properly here before tiling. Should I caulk ?
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Looks like something is missing, is that the valve for a shower?, if it is you didn't leave the plaster guard on which determines the size of the hole, it also determines how far out of the wall the valve should be, you should check it before you continue.

You don't caulk around the valve.

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I maybe wrong but shoudn't the notch on that collar be facing up? Doesn't it receive the cartridge keeper pin?
Your trim plate should have a sealant strip on the back side. It will press against the tile. I usually use clear caulk around the plate after insallation.
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Aren't you supposed to caulk around only the top half of the trim plate, leaving the bottom open so that if water does get in, it can get out again?
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Actually the pic is sideways. I was thinking maybe I could fill in with thinset and fiber tape and just use redguard to waterproof. Would that work
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As braindead said, the valve should have came with a "mud ring" installed on it. Its a temporary plastic ring about 3.5" diameter. Its used to gauge how close you cut the board and tile to the valve body. Some trim plates are beveled (concaved) and need that space for a proper fit to the tile. Your pics show the backer board too close. You can not service that valve cartridge. The trim plate offers enough waterproofing if installed correctly.
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Okay. So what you are saying is that the hole in the backer Board needs to be bigger because I also need the screw holes to attach the faceplate to ?
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Okay. So what you are saying is that the hole in the backer Board needs to be bigger because I also need the screw holes to attach the faceplate to ?
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Okay so her is the new cut. Is this good enough ?

Also, What about the little gap in the copper spout pipe on the bottom. Should this be caulked ?

Thanks for all your help.
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It still looks too small by my eyeball, but its kinda hard to tell by that picture. Where is the mud ring?

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