Hey all, BigDan here, working of fixing my ma's bath. (Im assuming that everyone who clicked on the thread knows all of that by now). The plan is as follows.
-remove original tub and surround (done)
-Set new tub (done)
-1/2" backerboard on walls, covered with hydroban, tiles installed with 4xlt (254 for the glass)
I have it pretty much under control, just a few questions.
1-How to address the outside corners where the backerboard will meet the plaster? My assumption is to run the backerboard out just inside the finished surface of the wall, patch in the outside with drywall and install corner bead. Finish inside with mortar, outside with sheetrock compound. Am I right?
2-the american standard was a 16" tub and the new one is a 18" tub. The old drain is, well, old. It needs to be replaced, but I coulnd't seem to find a moen drain with enough height. The ones I looked at maxed out @ 14.5'' or so. Does moen make a taller tub drain? Part number if you have it.
3-How much play is there in the depth of the finished surface. I know I am going to have to shim out the backerboard to get over the tub lip, plus any shiming to make the wall plumb. So, how much play do I have before my plumber wants to kick me in the stones?