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Old 03-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #31
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Thanks. What is a wet film gauge?

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Now I am not so sure I will use the Hardie on the wall tube/shower surround. Do you think Durock or Wonderboard might be better? I am looking at the Kerdi products now on line, but don't yet understand how I would go about installing them?
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Look at some pics for awhile pay particular attention to the Kerdi stuff. Think of questions for me/us......later.

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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...PUBMAY&dur=229

Looks like this. We can guide you on how to use one.

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That is really nice looking work. I don't think I would tackle a shower stall/drain, at this point. Just doing my first tile floor and surround is intimidating enough. I think if I keep it simple, and stick to approved step by step instructions, it will work.I do have a second very small 3/4 bath with a shower stall,with floor type drain, that also needs to be done, but I am thinking of doing everything but the shower myself, and having a pro do the shower.I will see how my current project comes out.
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In regards to setting and taping the Hardibacker 1/4 cbu. I purchased "standard thinset mortar" to set the cbu on the plywood subfloor.Hardi says to use the same mortar to tape and fill the joints, as will be used to set the tile. I have not yet picked the tile, but would imagine what ever one I use will require modified thinset of some type. Q#1 How bad would it be to fill and tape with the mortar I have if I have to use a different one for the tile latter? and Q #2 If I mortar and set the cbu, the can I come back latter and fill and tape the joints when I get the other mortar?
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can I come back latter and fill and tape the joints when I get the other mortar?
It's best to wait and tape as you install the tiles. You will have modified thinset and you're not gonna create speed bumps if you tape now and are not careful. Lots of people have trouble like that.

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Thanks. Another question. I have a pretty standard (3x7) (5x7) (3x7) tub/shower surround. Although it would take some full size 3x5 CBU sheets, (with a 2' partial piece on 2 walls, and a 1' on the long wall), would it be ok to cut the full sheets in half, just so I would be better able to work with them by myself?

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I don't recall which backer board you're using or if it has been mentioned. I wouldn't cut the 4 full sheets if it can be avoided. Trim the sheets as necessary and place spacers on the tub to shim the board as required. The hardest one will be the second sheet on the back wall. I would partially screw 2 screws just above the lower sheet to help support and gap the new sheet. Good idea to have someone help lift, hold and hand you tools for that sheet.

If full sheets are too heavy for you, be sure to cut so the seam straddles a stud to fasten in to.

It's also a good idea to cut a piece of 7/16" OSB to set on the tub to stand on.

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I'm using Hardi backer 500. Yes, I do have some plywood to stand on. I guess I will Shanghai someone to help me then.Thanks for your help.
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Moving right along at a blistering pace.(luckily we have another BR). I am pointing to the area where I will be transitioning from cbu to drywall. Any suggestions on how best to do this, such as what type of quickset or drywall mud to use etc?
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I forgot to mention, I plan on wrapping the tile around that corner I'm pointing to, and stopping about half way into the cbu, and painting the rest. The two narrow strips of cbu are about 3.5".(I also threw in a couple of more picts.)
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Moving right along at a blistering pace.(luckily we have another BR). I am pointing to the area where I will be transitioning from cbu to drywall. Any suggestions on how best to do this, such as what type of quickset or drywall mud to use etc?
Looks like you need a few more screws in that cement board. Also you seem to have given yourself a bit more taping/mudding/sanding/mudding/sanding to do with all those joins (in the drywall & cement board). Was also wondering what's up with the tar paper behind the cement board in the shower?
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Looks like you need a few more screws in that cement board. Also you seem to have given yourself a bit more taping/mudding/sanding/mudding/sanding to do with all those joins (in the drywall & cement board). Was also wondering what's up with the tar paper behind the cement board in the shower?
Either #15 felt or 6 ml polly is required behind the cbu, unless it is waterproof coated on the tile side.Yeah there will be extra mudding to do. I was thinking of putting up beadboard wainscotting half way up the wall, in which case I would just use hot mud and primer (not completely finish) most of the drywall, which would be covered by the beadboard.Still undecided, however.

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