URGENT!need to find the order of putting in a tile shower
new 3x3 shower and bath floor in tile, project in progress
Hot Mop is done
now the contractor wants to put in the mortar before drywall tomorrow morning.
Question 1: drywall first??
I think the orded should be:
drywall(because mortart goes right up to drywall)
mortar before or after paint
this way the mortar will fit next to the drywall and the drywall will not have to be hacked to fit the irregular mortar.
paint before tile because I am not a good enough painter to not get paint on the grout.
I had this same shower done 3 years ago and they did it all wrong, I bought a jackhammer and took 4 months to remove it. Lawyer said when I know what they are doing is wrong--tell them to leave, and then call the police from the other room if they don't leave. (They had said they were doing the drywall then the tile) I has taken me 3 years to feel confortable in starting the project again.
I have since learned to ask questions which require more than yes as an answer or phrase it to get a 'no' for the answer. I should have said 'are you doing tile first then drywall?'.
I discovered later they didn't speak english.
they did hot mop then
tiles-- yup they set the tiles on the bare wood studs:eek:, I kid you not!!!:censored:
they never did get around to doing the drywall, not that they could have gotten it behind the tile anyway.
Now they say they are going to do the mortar first before drywall. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
question 2: also shouldn't they replace the shower valve BEFORE putting in the mortar?--so they don't have to bust in from the living room again?
yes, this is a different licensed contractor and I have seen their work in two other homes
You may not want to use drywall in the shower, it will soak up water then have a mold and odor issue . Concrete board or other waterproof systems are out there.
Drywall does not belong in a wet area----that is against code in most parts of the USA----
Is the flood test going to be done after the wall is covered with Durrock? in our area it is---inspectors want the wall covered with CBU before the test---
Mixer needs to be replaced before the CBU goes in---
Have to got a contract and a permit?
Read the part about these guys don't speak english and I think the rest of your questions and statements are irrelevant. :whistling2:
Gail: Why are you using the big bold type? We're not deaf, you don't have to scream.:huh: Get rid of these guys and get a legit tile contractor that speaks english and can provide some good references and isn't afraid to pull a permit.
You have a crew using unconventional methods---
So you won't get a very good answer here----you will need to rely on the building inspector and the flood test by the plumbing inspector---if it passes the required flood test--you should be Okay---for good measure--have a second flood test done after the tile work is complete----
I'm confused, he is posting under 2 different accounts for one thing.
OP, please take a deep breath and realize that no one here can help you if you are not CLEAR and concise in your questions.
I think it is obvious that your scenario is not what would be recommended by most here. Do a Google Search for Ditra SHower System, that will give you a very good idea as to how your new shower needs to go back.
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