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Old 10-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Ok, my question is this. My husband just got done ripping out our shower (because it was gross and leaking) we were planning on installing cement backer board and then some sort of membrane. When we ripped off the wall with the faucet and shower head though we found that all of the studs have been furred out 3/4 of an inch. And we're assuming it continues the whole length of the wall (for whatever reason) so unless we rip out that whole wall, and the toilet, and the vanity, we can't really just remove those strips because it would look weird. What do we do now?
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Remove them, along with stripping the rest of the walls of any material, so you can get down to the studs, not furring strips.

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I was hoping for an easier fix, but that's kinda what my husband and I were thinking we'd have to do. Thanks for the confirmation.
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I was hoping for an easier fix, but that's kinda what my husband and I were thinking we'd have to do. Thanks for the confirmation.
That is the easy fix. Only time I would use boards to bring out the wall, is if it was an old Gyprock or Plaster & Lathe, that you need to bring the 1/2" wallboard out to be even with window & doorway openings.

It would have been nice to see a before picture, as to why they had it furred out so far around the tub.
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Yeah, we've removed most of the drywall on that wall now and still can't figure out why they put those strips on. Our only guess is it looks like it used to be framed out for a medicine cabinet that was maybe to deep...but that seems like a lot of extra work for a medicine cabinet.
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