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  1. Need help installing shower pan that is smaller than stud to stud spacing

    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...
  2. Hardie Backer or no?

    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...
  3. Outside Corner Bathroom

    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...
  4. cement board or denshield over greenboard?

    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)...
  5. Leveling floor for tile

    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...
  6. Pretty big gap between backerboard and drywall

    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...
  7. Building a bench at the end of a bath tub

    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...
  8. is it safe to cut backerboard with a hecksaw?

    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
  9. Cement Board Won't line up in shower

    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.
  10. 5x8 Bathroom Remodel

    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...