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Old 07-21-2015, 07:33 AM   #211
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"Before you fully screw in the last sheet, test the "flatness with a tile going up the seam just to be sure you won't have a bump."

Can you explain this a bit better? Sorry.

Edit: Nvm. So you mean test the flatness after i tape the seam with the thinset?

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"Before you fully screw in the last sheet, test the "flatness with a tile going up the seam just to be sure you won't have a bump."

Can you explain this a bit better? Sorry...
When you set your tile, you want the transition from old tile to new tile to be flat. If your backerboard is not in the same plane as the existing drywall, you'll wind up with a bump that will cause your tile to not lay flat on the wall. The bump (aka lippage) will occur because tile isn't flexible.

For example, If you take two tiles and lay them on a table top, they will be flat and when you run your hand over the joint, it will be flat. If you put something under one of the tiles, it will not lay flat.

I'm suggesting not fully screwing the board in at first because you may need to adjust it with shims to get the board flat with the existing drywall. It's easier to take out a few screws than many.
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Ok will do but then you're advising with my idea to scribe/cut the CBU to fit like a puzzle with the existing crooked drywall?
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Ok will do but then you're advising with my idea to scribe/cut the CBU to fit like a puzzle with the existing crooked drywall?

Yes but you don't have to be super precise.
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Roger that, because I can fill the gap with thinset. Ok, I'll keep you all up-to-date.
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I made an extra cutout for the spout by accident. Can that be fixed?

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Fill it with thinset so you can waterproof it. A tile will likely span the hole.
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Is the tape for the seams that I'm supposed to be using the same fiberglass mesh tape used when doing the seams on regular drywall? A link to the product would be helpful.
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Is the tape for the seams that I'm supposed to be using the same fiberglass mesh tape used when doing the seams on regular drywall? A link to the product would be helpful.
It's different. It's usually sold next to the backerboard / backerboard screws.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/QEP-2-in-...600Q/100645273
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How is that different from the mesh tape used for drywall? It looks exactly the same...

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I don't know for sure. Each brand is different. The drywall mesh may have adhesive. The backerboard tape may be alkali resistant.
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I have a good amount of the mesh drywall tape and was curious if I could use it. Even read quite a few forums attesting that nothing bad can come of this.
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I don't have the experience to say yes or no. At the end of the day it will be buried in thinset.
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Ok so I think I'll just use that. And for the waterproofind membrane, I still haven't decided which one to use.

What Are my options? I was thinking redguard with the roller but they all seem crazy expensive, nor would I know how much I need
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Ok so I think I'll just use that. And for the waterproofind membrane, I still haven't decided which one to use.

What Are my options? I was thinking redguard with the roller but they all seem crazy expensive, nor would I know how much I need

I've used both Hydroban and Redgard. Pretty much the same and both are expensive. Cheaper than having to fix a leak. You should be fine with one bucket.
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