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Old 01-28-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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I am going to build a new shower in a ensuite bathroom. I am going to use the Kerdi system so my question what kind of wall board should I use on the inside of the studs (drywall or plywood). Pros and Cons for both.

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I am going to build a new shower in a ensuite bathroom. I am going to use the Kerdi system so my question what kind of wall board should I use on the inside of the studs (drywall or plywood). Pros and Cons for both.
I'd use cement board. I always use cement board. I know Schulter shows drywall, but in case the installation gets a pin hole in the kerdi, I use cement board.
Plywood is totally inappropriate due to possibly warping, among other reasons. Other reason is that I personnally don't like it.
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Plywood is totally inappropriate due to possibly warping, among other reasons. Other reason is that I personnally don't like it.
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The reason I suggested plywood is that I have lots of 3/4" GOS that I was thinking of using. Do you think that it will warp as the Kerdi is supposed to be completely waterproff. I realise that anything can happen such as a hole in the membrane but if carfully installed it should be 100% waterproff.
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I agree with Ron 100%--Cement board-

It's like an insurance policy--You hope you never need it but you'll be glad you do if something goes wrong.

You will have a lot of time and money sunk into this shower by the time you finish-

will the cost of a few sheets of durrock matter that much?
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Plywood is totally inappropriate due to possibly warping, among other reasons. Other reason is that I personnally don't like it.
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The reason I suggested plywood is that I have lots of 3/4" GOS that I was thinking of using. Do you think that it will warp as the Kerdi is supposed to be completely waterproff. I realise that anything can happen such as a hole in the membrane but if carfully installed it should be 100% waterproff.[/quote]
I do what I do because it works, not because I have an excess supply of a specific building item. You can do whatever you want to do, I don't really care.
I should, but I don't.
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Thanks for the responses. OK you have convinced me even is you don't really care (Ron6519). I value everyones opinions thats what these forms are for. I was not really trying to save a lot of money just use material I had so it doesn't go to waste, will have to come up with another project for the plywood. Cement Board it is!!!!
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see how easy that was
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see how easy that was
Pulling teeth from a chicken easy.
Sometimes you need to just get their attention.
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Pulling teeth from a chicken easy.

You sure have differant chickens than were we come from. Look at the teeth on that one bit right through that 3/4" plywood.

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