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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    We're doing reno of 1970s ranch and the walls are this really thick drywall/plaster/metal mesh stuff...very thick and heavy...a real bear to take down. In the bathroom, there was no shower before so it had tile only around this big tub and floor. We are doing a tub/shower in new location and...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I'm about to begin waterproofing a shower. I used a fiberglass tape embedded into thinset on all the corners and seams. Do I need to use a fiberglass mesh again on the seams with the Redgard waterproofing?
  3. Flooring
    Can i use Self Leveling cement (plus primer) over hardiebacker that has been cocered in redgard/waterproofing membrane? Or do i have to use mortar (like for a shower)? I am trying to raise part of my kitchen floor where the old cabinets were and the new cabinets are going. It is about 20 sq...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all, working on a bathroom gut and remodel. i have all but one more piece of cbu up and I'm almost ready to tape and mud the seams and apply redgard to the whole shower. my only question is what to do when it comes to the gap between the cement board and the shower pan nailing flange. in the...
  5. Plumbing
    Hi all, working on a bathroom gut and remodel. i have all but one more piece of cbu up and I'm almost ready to tape and mud the seams and apply redgard to the whole shower. my only question is what to do when it comes to the gap between the cement board and the shower pan nailing flange. in the...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm currently redoing my master bathroom. I purchased a Schluter shower kit to use for the shower pan. Per directions, I used an unmodified thinset to adhere their waterproof membrane to the backer board walls. I was not comfortable with how I adhered them, so after a few weeks, I pulled the...
  7. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    looking for advice on my new project 500 sq ft basement with a concrete floor with some hairline cracks, the worst crack is 1/8 inch wide apx 7 ft long. The floor is 30 years old. Some floor leveling is required. i would like to fill the crack with concrete repair, then floor leveling were...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Greetings all! Am really getting good info from this site BTW! I've installed 3x5 1/4" Hardiebacker (over 3/4" exterior ply on 2x6 joists on 16" centers) using Custom Building Products fortified thinset mortar, a 1/4" notch trowel, and 1-1/2" EG roofing nails. This is in preparation for 12x12...
  9. 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...
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