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Old 03-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Fiberglass Shower Base with Tiled Walls


I'm sure this has been asked many times, however does anyone have a link to a diagram or sketch on the proper way to transition tiled shower walls to a fiberglass shower base?

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It's done exactly the same as a steel or cast tub is done.
It's best to shim out all the studs enough so the tile board will sit over the top lip and sit about 3/8 from the top edge of the pan, the tile sits about 1/4 from the top of the pan, silicone caulking fills the rest of the gap.

1/4" lattis works for the spacer.

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Thanks for the clarification. What type of vapor barrier would you recommend to place behind the backer board?
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No vaper barrier, the water proofing that needs to be done to the tile board acts as a vaper barrier.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Bu...WAF1/100169081
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got it. thanks for the help. Have a good day.

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