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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I have lath and plaster walls in my home. I've made straight cuts across my old walls and toor the bottom half out. I'm trying to cut my new cement board so the pieces butt up at the stud. doing this I'm finding that the board cracks when I go to screw it in because it's so close to the edge. Is...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    So I have lathe and plaster walls. I've taken my tile out, made a level cut across the wall where I want new backer, and knocked all the old plaster off behind the tile. I've now run into a problem where I cant find any backer board or cement board that is the same thickness as the old...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello all. I could use some advice on a weird tile transition. I am about to tile a shower wall as part of building out a master suite in my attic, and my cement board is about 1/2" higher than the drywall next to it due to having to shim out the cement board to accommodate the shower pan lip...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all, and thanks for the help. I have a bathroom that is 12 ft long by 5 ft and a half inch wide so 60.5 inches wide. my shower pan is 60 inches wide so what do I do with this half inch gap? should I split the difference and fir out both ends by a 1/4 inch? should I fir out one side a half...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello I'm about to undertake a thin brick veneer project (interior). The wall is 24' high (2 storeys), no corners, 560sq feet in total. The wall is currently drywall painted with a semi gloss paint but the wall itself has some texturing. I live in the desert and it's inside (not a bathroom) so...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm redoing my bathroom and need help on how to approach the outside corner where the cement board meets the drywall (greenboard). My plan is to have the tile go all the way to the outside corner. Should I install the greenboard all the way to the cement board? Then, should I use an outside...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Remodeling a bathroom with new shower with one exterior shower wall. That wall is existing typical w/faced insulation and 1/2" greenboard drywall. Want to avoid tear out of existing drywall. Considering two approaches; 4mil poly behind hardieboard (concern is could be a double vapor barrier)...
  8. Flooring
    Hi all, My name is Tom. I am new here. I am in process of flooring an adjoining half bath and laundry room. I will be putting in 13 x 13 ceramic tile when all is said and done. My predicament lies in the unlevel floor in the laundry room. The bottom of the floor is not exposed as it was...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    We had to remove a wall-mount toilet and replace the brackets that hold it to the wall. The plumber suggested that we put cement backer board behind the toilet. My husband cut the backer board and has screwed it in place. As you can see, the backerboard and the drywall don't meet up exactly...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi there, I am renovating a basement 3 pieces bathroom. It will pretty much be a gut job but the plumbing/electrical will not be moved. The main thing I am concerned about for this project is that the wall length measures 6 feet. Once I put the tub/shower in I am left with an extra foot of...
  11. Flooring
    because of the dust. i have to make L-shaped cuts to accommodate corners and that gets really difficult to to unless one of the L sides it is fully cut, and you can't accomplish that with scoring and breaking. ideas for other non-scoring (what a nightmare) methods are also welcome. thanks
  12. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I installed cement board onto the studs in constructing my new shower stall, but some of the boards don't line up with the others. In my effort to fix it, I taped the joints and used thin set to slope the gap. But I'm not sure if this was the right thing to do. Please help.
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Can anyone help? Please.... Recently I gutted my 5x8 bathroom down to the studs and replaced the plywood floor with 3/4 inch plywood. I put in a Kohler Cast Iron Tub (K-716) 60" x 30-1/4" x 14". This is an Alcove install. Here are my questions: The space measures about 60...
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