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Old 08-07-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
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I demo'd out the old tiles and drywall that was there before. I plan on just replace the old tiles. This restroom is hardly ever used for baths or showers. The old drywall looks to be 3/4" and I intend to use backerboard which is 1/2". Do I use 1/4" spacers between the studs and the backerboard to get them flushed? There was no vapor barrier used before but I intend on using it. What kind do I buy?
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If you have a table saw --Just rip some furring strips to add the thickness needed---Mike--
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If you have a table saw --Just rip some furring strips to add the thickness needed---Mike--
sorry im total newbie. Do you mean buy some 1/4" plywood and cut them to strips and nail them to the studs?

will this vapor barrier be ok to use? or should i get roofing felt?

http://www.homedepot.com/Flooring-Fl...atalogId=10053

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Do you mean buy some 1/4" plywood and cut them to strips and nail them to the studs?
Yes, that is what he means and yes, that vapour barrier (6 mil) should be fine.

Just another thought...if you don't have a table saw, the box stores can rip them for you.
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