we FINALLY got our poop together... the plumping is done and our acrylic shower pan is in. So, this weekend, we're putting up the cement board in our shower. a few quick questions:
I'm 90% certain, but just to be sure, I'm supposed to put the cement board a 1/4" above the lip of the shower pan and then fill in the gap with silicone caulking... right? It can't go over the lip because the board would flex a smidge...
the hydro ban instructions are a smidge vague. We put up the cement board, and there will obviously be a seam between 2 boards. Do we use fiberglass tape and skim it with mortar as usual, and THEN use the soaked hydro ban 6" membrane fabric, or do we skip the tape / skim step that is normally done with cement board, and ONLY use the 6" membrane fabric soked in hydro ban over the seam?
lastly, does anyone have some little tips on how to install cement board perfectly plumb in a 35 year old house? a few of the studs are little out of plumb (kinda arched) now. Very subtle, though.
thanks so much for your help