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ryanh 09-25-2009 12:07 AM

Installing corner shower on studs?

The manual for my a corner neo angle shower i bought says to install the base right onto the studs and not over any drywall. I was always under the assumption you drywall the back with humidex/aquaboard drywall.. So i guess they want the drywall to start 5" up or so to attach the shower surround.. but why not behind the base?

Just Bill 09-25-2009 06:18 AM

Follow manufacturers recommendations, but the wall should have a moisture barrier, and if an outside wall should be insulated.

fhrace 09-28-2009 09:09 PM

the only time i see drywall installed behind a shower is when there is a fire rating for that particular room. Meaning in an apartment or condo the back wall is connected to a hallway or is the median wall between two units otherwise i think its really not need

djrussell 09-29-2009 10:28 AM

i just removed my old fiberglass shower/tub unit. it was installed directly on the studs. the drywall butted up against it to cover the mounting flange.

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