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Old 02-17-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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If I am going to apply two or three coats of waterproofing similar to redguard then why does it matter what type of sheetrock I use on the shower walls?
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No form of sheetrock is escapable in a wet area.
What's going on the walls? Enclosure, tile?
Talked to you building inspector and have a permit?
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If I am going to apply two or three coats of waterproofing similar to redguard then why does it matter what type of sheetrock I use on the shower walls?
I think it has to do with condensation and being mildew resistant where there are no tile and under the tile.
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Here's the 100 million dollar question.?
Can't wait to see the answer.
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No system guarantees water proof in a stick built house, using the materials we use. Example, Schuluter uses thinset. If tiles are installed using thinset, why does it fall off? Because thinset is porous and thinking thinset to water proof anything is illusion.
Using thinset, cement board, redguard, etc, slows down the damage or replaces the material that mold likes.
Build it the old way when labor and materials were cheap, such as inch thick mortar behind the wall tiles (not just the floor), no insulation so the insides can breathe, then lasting 100 years makes sense.
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