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  1. Building & Construction
    I'm having trouble finding the right fastener for putting cement board on 20 gauge steel studs. The surface will be for tile. My understanding is I should use something like #6 1-5/8 or at least #8 1-1/4 hi-low spade point or self-tapping fine thread preferably with "nibs" under the head and...
  2. Building & Construction
    My bath is in an old apt complex converted to condos. The exterior wall was actually strips of metal covered with metal lath and plaster. The last contractor tried to go over the strips of metal with metal studs. At first I thought it was pretty solid. But after close inspection it's not that...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm halfway through renovating a corner shower in my basement. The bathroom was stripped down to the studs, new green-board was put up, and the corner shower base was installed into a bed of wet mortar (so I can't take it up now). I know now that green board should not be used in showers but...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am remodeling my bathroom. I will be installing ceramic tiles in the shower stall walls, and using an Onyx shower base. I have already installed concrete board (HardiBacker) onto the studs, and plan to waterproof it with RedGard. My question is this: since there is a 1/4" gap between...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    we have a piece of slate in the kitchen and it is about 1" thick, and we need to make this area bigger, and bring it up to the one inch thickness. would it be better to do this with plywood or concrete board? (there is a small woodstove on the piece of slate now, and it is going bad, and we need...
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