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Old 07-22-2011, 11:41 AM   #16
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Doesn't matter. If you are replacing it all then be sure to buy "floor tile". Porcelain floor tile would be your best bet.

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Old 07-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #17
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I found some great 12" porcelain tiles. What size notched trowel do I use for te thinset? I will be getting the dry mix it yourself thinset
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What size notched trowel do I use for te thinset?
Generally a 1/4"X1/4"X1/4" will work but a 1/4"X3/8"X1/4" may be a better choice. Just depends on what tile you have.

The thing to do is to spread the thinset in a small area then place a tile. Pull the tile out and check to see that your coverage is suitable.
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One last question - really. Since I have plywood, what do I need to put on it before I begin tiling?
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Since the subfloor is plywood is ditra a good choice to put over the plywood? I believe I have to use a different trowel size for that.
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DITRA should be fine. Visit the Schluter website for the proper trowel size recommendations.
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We decided to take out the wall tiles in the shower as nothing seems to match up with it or the tub. I noticed several of the wall studs aren't flush with the tub. I can sister studs in fairly easily.

My issue is that I won't be able to screw durock in closer than 2 inches where the back wall and side walls meet since that's where the studs are 1/4 away from the tub. If I try to get closer I have broken the corners of the durock.

Thanks for all the help!!!
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I don't see why you'd have trouble fastening closer than 2". But, no big deal. You'll tape and thin set all the seams anyway, which makes the joints stronger than the boards.

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I will see if I can take a picture. I'm going to try strips of lattice. Then I will be able to close the gaps and screw the durock in at the studs without the durock breaking at the corners.

The greenboard that was originally in was glued with adhesive and screwed in on only the 3 center studs. If they had screwed it in on the first and last studs, the greenboard would have curved in on the left and right or broken.
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My issue is that I won't be able to screw durock in closer than 2 inches where the back wall and side walls meet since that's where the studs are 1/4 away from the tub. If I try to get closer I have broken the corners of the durock.
I have been puzzling over that statement since yesterday. It has just occurred to me what it means.

I'm thinking the corner studs are out of place and the earlier drywall was allowed to "fly" in the corners. That would be acceptable if adhesive was used to glue the wallboard to the studs and in a short time the adhesive would harden and bridge the gap making it unnecessary to use fasteners and to avoid curving the wallboard. Wise and experienced drywall hangers do this all the time.

There is no reason why it wouldn't work with cement board if enough adhesive was used.

However, sistering the studs or using lattice on the surface of the stud is a better approach.
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I have been puzzling over that statement since yesterday. It has just occurred to me what it means.

I'm thinking the corner studs are out of place and the earlier drywall was allowed to "fly" in the corners. That would be acceptable if adhesive was used to glue the wallboard to the studs and in a short time the adhesive would harden and bridge the gap making it unnecessary to use fasteners and to avoid curving the wallboard. Wise and experienced drywall hangers do this all the time.

There is no reason why it wouldn't work with cement board if enough adhesive was used.

However, sistering the studs or using lattice on the surface of the stud is a better approach.
They did let it "fly" in the corners. However they did not use adhesive in the corners. They actually used adhesive on the three center studs on the long wall that are even with each other. They merely taped the corners. I do have to say that when I demo'd the walls, I managed to pull off nice large sections and the tile stayed on the green board.

I am so happy that using lattice is a good choice as it would be the easiest for me. Would it be ok to put pl400 in one of the corner gaps next to where I will sister in a stud. I will be screwing the cement board into the stud I sister in.
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Would it be ok to put pl400 in one of the corner gaps next to where I will sister in a stud.
Yup.

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