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Old 09-25-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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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?


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


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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
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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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