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Old 06-01-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I wanted to get a few opinions to settle an arguement betwwen friends. Is Densguard ok to use in a tile shower? I used concrete board, rubber and portland for my floor,concrete board and rubber for the seat and densguard on the walls. Thanks

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Well TCA says you can. IBC says you can.
However, you did waterproof your seams and screw/nail holes, right?

Cough...cough....Mer-Krete HydroGuard One....cough

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Georgia Pacific touts their Densarmor Plus as a product that may be used in PLACE OF ...paper-faced GREEN BOARD (MR board) for shower installations. http://www.gp.com/build/product.aspx?pid=4659

They don't seem to tout it as a replacement for cement board.

Personally, I feel that cement board is a far superior product for such an application (tiled shower enclosures).
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If you use cement board (CBU), you still need to waterproof it (Kerdi, Noble, RedGard).
DensGuard IS waterproof. You only need to waterproof the seams and screw holes.

DensGuard is different than DensArmor.
http://www.gp.com/build/product.aspx?pid=6388

The OP sounded like he already did the shower and someone questioned what he already had done. If he asked what the best way to do it, I would have said Kerdi over 1/2" Hardi.
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I already hung the densguard. Do you guys think it will be alright or should I take it off and use concrete board?
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The question is, did you tile already? If not, just buy some RedGard from Home Depot, waterproof your seams/screw holes and tile away! That's a great way to do a shower!

If you read AtlanticWBConst's post, he mistook what you originally wrote. He was saying to not use DensArmor. You have DensGaurd.
Good to go!
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thanks for the replies . No I didnt install any tile yet.
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....If you read AtlanticWBConst's post, he mistook what you originally wrote. He was saying to not use DensArmor. You have DensGaurd.
Good to go!
WHAT?!!

Me, mis-read a post!!!

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No, I am sorry....

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Still not sure. Should I use some kind of caulking on my denguard joints? Then Redguard, thenthin set the joints with mesh tape? Not sure what order redguard says only seals joints up to eigth inch.
I appreciate you guys helping me out. Thanks again
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Once you have the DensGuard hung, use an alkali-resistant mesh tape (NOT the same as drywall tape) over the seams and then add a coat of thinset over it. I'm not sure of the DensGuard or RedGard specs but I would feel safe by saying use a non-modified thinset. Once it's dry, paint on the RedGard. Perhaps even 2 coats of RedGard, paying close attention to corners. You may have to caulk (silicone) between the bottom of the DensGuard and your mud bed.
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started laying tile today ...thaks again for the info
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Be sure to post some pics!
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Angus242 posted a reply on June 7. In it he suggested it might be necessary to use silicon between the mud base and the densguard. I'd appreciate it if he would confirm that this is the recommended meands of using densguard with a custom mud based shower.

Wouldn't the tape and thinset covered with redguard work around the bottom of the densguard also?

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