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Old 01-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #16
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Does the manufacturer of the tub say to do that?
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So you are installing just a sheet and not a normal tub surrond? If that is the case i believe mixalot is right in just running the green board to the top of this flange and then when you install your sheet float it down to the tub. That is so if water happens to get back there it will stay in the tub and not wick up the drywall and cause mold.
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So you are installing just a sheet and not a normal tub surrond? If that is the case i believe mixalot is right in just running the green board to the top of this flange and then when you install your sheet float it down to the tub. That is so if water happens to get back there it will stay in the tub and not wick up the drywall and cause mold.
Mixalots got me convinced, that's the way i'm going to go...
The installation "instructions" that came with the tub really don't go into detail at all..basically it just says to shim the studs before hanging the drywall so the drywall will sit flush over the flange, and to leave a .25" inch gap between the top of the tub and the papered edge of the greenboard. An illustration or a diagram of how they intended the wall to look would've been nice..but no luck there.

I went looking at installation instructions for other tubs online last night, and have seen instructions that go either way (covering the nailing flange or sitting above it), but in every case when the wallboard material is set above the flange, it was intended for tile to be put on the finished wall.

Since i'm just going to set it above the flange now...should I fill the space in front of flange with anything?
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:04 PM   #19
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The tub is not screwed in yet, I've only dry-fit it, checking for level, etc..., but yes the screws would be at every stud where you've circled in the pic.
And for the record. I don't think it is a good idea to put a screw threw the flange.
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Sir Mixalot is correct the drywall should sit on top of the flange not lip over it. Nails can be driven into the studs with the head "lipping" over the flange or by drilling the flange and fastening through it. Refer to the manufacturer instructions regarding fastening as I have seen both methods listed within them.
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help.... i am replacing tub surround. Had to replace some of the green wall board....the walls are crooked and the wall board overhangs the tub flange in places....What is used to fill this gap ???
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