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Old 07-08-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Preparing stud tubwalls for ceramic tile


I ripped out the walls out of my son's moisture damaged bathtub bay and now I have to fix it. The adjacent walls are all sheetrock with calcoat (total one inch thick). I'm starting with bare studs.
I plan to put up plain 1/2 inch sheetrock, covered with 4 mil plastic sheeting (stapled on), then Durock screwed on, then adhesive and ceramic tiles.
I am cutting all adjacent sheetrock/calcoat with an angle grinder with metal cutting blade, to make the edges straight and cut out the metal mesh in places.
How far up should I go with the Durock? Would it be better to go all the way to the ceiling for moisture protection when showering? How far up should I put the ceramic tile?

Thanx so much for your time!

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I ripped out the walls out of my son's moisture damaged bathtub bay and now I have to fix it. The adjacent walls are all sheetrock with calcoat (total one inch thick). I'm starting with bare studs.
I plan to put up plain 1/2 inch sheetrock, covered with 4 mil plastic sheeting (stapled on), then Durock screwed on, then adhesive and ceramic tiles.
I am cutting all adjacent sheetrock/calcoat with an angle grinder with metal cutting blade, to make the edges straight and cut out the metal mesh in places.
How far up should I go with the Durock? Would it be better to go all the way to the ceiling for moisture protection when showering? How far up should I put the ceramic tile?

Thanx so much for your time!

Tudy

What are you trying to acheive with the 1/2" drywall? The Duroc can be installed directly onto the studs.

Angle grinder works well for the mesh but the dust must be incredible...I usually use a sawzall (which is dusty enough)

Wherever you put tile is where you want the Duroc. It's personal preference really. I have installed up to various heights. Usually, If you want a tile ceiling you would tile right up the wall. If you Duroc with no tile you will have to skim coat for a smooth surface.
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As I mentioned, I am trying to match up to the original bath wall, which is sheetrock with calcoat plastered over it, about one inch thick, total. What is a sawzall? Is it a recipricating saw?
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yes it is.
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So, is this an ok procedure or not?

1- plain sheetrock over studs
2- 4 ml plastic sheeting stapled over plain sheetrock
3- Durock screwed over plastic & plain sheetrock
4- adhesive, then ceramic tile
Again, I need the extra half inch to match up to the rest of the original half inch sheetrock with calcoat over it.
Any better ideas? Thank you for your help!
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I suggest that you use 1/2 inch furrings strips---NO DRYWALL in the shower area--

If you have access to a table saw -you can make the strips exactly as thick as you need.

Why put any thing that can get moldy and dissolve behind the Durrock?
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Thank you so much! Would the plastic sheeting over the furring strips help waterproof the wall? I think I read it somewhere on this forum, that it was a good idea. Just wanted another opinion. Thanx.
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I do not put plastic behind the Durrock. If you are concerned with waterproofing----Use Hydroban
by Latactete or perhaps red guard.
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