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Old 05-29-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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I need some help/advice on a project I'm working on - If this should be posted in a different section, please let me know.

I'm refinishing a 1/2 bath in my basement. The bathroom has 3/4" furring strips along the exterior wall and I wanted to attach hardieback or some kind of cement board along the bottom, about 48" high to support tile. After looking at the products available, I'm not sure how I can make this happen. The cement boards are a little less than a 1/2" and the screws 1.25" ... Is there a 1" screw ? Is there any cement board product I can attach to 3/4" furring strips. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions - I cannot frame out the exterior wall, it's just not possible given the space the heating pipes that run above.

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Snip the screw or pre-drill the holes and go into the wall slightly.
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I need some help/advice on a project I'm working on - If this should be posted in a different section, please let me know.

I'm refinishing a 1/2 bath in my basement. The bathroom has 3/4" furring strips along the exterior wall and I wanted to attach hardieback or some kind of cement board along the bottom, about 48" high to support tile. After looking at the products available, I'm not sure how I can make this happen. The cement boards are a little less than a 1/2" and the screws 1.25" ... Is there a 1" screw ? Is there any cement board product I can attach to 3/4" furring strips. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions - I cannot frame out the exterior wall, it's just not possible given the space the heating pipes that run above.

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if its a half bath why are you using concrete board ? you dont need concrete board to tile to if its not a wetting area.. meaning not a shower . regular drywall or greenboard is perfectly acceptible
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if its a half bath why are you using concrete board ? you dont need concrete board to tile to if its not a wetting area.. meaning not a shower . regular drywall or greenboard is perfectly acceptible
Totally missed that.

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Thanks for the replies everyone - appreciate it.

It's a basement bathroom - I know at some point there will be water down there. The basement had drywall before I gutted it and the backside was completely moldy - I definitely want concrete board as my base (if possible).

I've used the Locktite adhesives before and I know they hold strong, but not sure I would trust them for this kind of application.

I had thought about shortening the screws myself since it's only one wall that is an issue and it's pretty small - Do you think there is any issue with doing that ? That was my last resort if I could not find a better alternative.

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