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Old 02-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #16
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Could you fill the space between the tile and tub with chalk only? Best way to cut half inch cement board? Can cement board be put up over existing drywall /plaster? I also have to ask this one, I was watching a home depot video where the guy started tiling at the top and went down, he taped each piece together as he went. Is that how a pro would do it?

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1. Always give the water a way to exit the system. If you do not, it will find its own way.

2. Always shingle materials to drain, even if they are considered water proof.
I think that is what we are all desperate to do - find the best way to build and let the water drain....

That gap above the tub is so worriesome...hence the questions
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Could you fill the space between the tile and tub with chalk only? Best way to cut half inch cement board? Can cement board be put up over existing drywall /plaster? I also have to ask this one, I was watching a home depot video where the guy started tiling at the top and went down, he taped each piece together as he went. Is that how a pro would do it?
I'm not sure if the thinset will bond to caulk----

Tilers mesh looks like drywall mesh tape---except it is alkali resistant--so it won't dissolve when embedded in thinset---

1/2 inch cement board ,like Durrock, can be scored and snapped like drywall--curved cuts can be made with a jig saw and a carbide blade--

A diamond blade in an angle grinder will work well for the zig zag cuts--
Or a hand held diamond circular saw--with a wet sponge against the blade---

Only on You Tube will any one start tiling at the top of a wall----

Frequently a wood ledger board is screwed to the three walls--leaving out the first row of tiles----then tile upwards ,using the ledger to keep the tiles from slipping---

After the tiles are set---the ledger is removed--screw holes waterproofed---then the bottom row is set----
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Yes good to go with what you want to do good luck

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