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  1. Tub Surround - Help!

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm wondering if there is a type of screw that could be used on the visible part of a tub surround. The wall & surround are separating and neither Liquid Nails nor surround adhesive seem to be working. A couple of screws would secure it from the outside, but of course that would make small holes...
  2. Tub Surround Issue-Contractor Mistake

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello All, Even though this is not a DIY project, it was supposed to be, and I'm starting to wish I had taken it on myself since I am having to "police" this guy who claims 25 years of experience. The problem: a wall was not prepped properly, now is bowed (hardibacker over studs not brought...
  3. reinstalling tub and new surround

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi, I had a problem with my water leaking through old tiles that surrounded my tub. I took down the tiles, removed the tub and cleaned and repaired the area under the tub. Now I am looking to put the tub back and install a new tub surround. One of those 5 or three piece surrounds. But I'm at a...
  4. tile tub surround - existing insulation has vaporbarrier

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Long story short, I'm ripping out some blueboard in basement for a future tile tub sorround and replacing with 6mil plastic and CBU. Or that was the plan. I just ripped out some of the back wall and realized (remembered) that the builder had installed insulation around all outside walls. I...
  5. Tub Tile Surround Question

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am in process of a total remodel of the main bathroom in my 1930 built home and I have a question about tiling the tub surround. A little background before the question. From the looks of the bathroom, it had a minor upgrade in the early 50s and hadn't been touched since. I gutted it down...
  6. Outside wall tub surround vapor barrier question

    I am getting ready to install a new tub/ shower in freshly renovated bathroom (gutted, reinsulated, vapor barriered (outside walls) and partially mr dry walled) I plan on using cement backer board for a tile backer in surround. My question is should I or can I add another vapor barrier over...
  7. Joining HardiBacker Backerboard to Drywall

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I too have joined the ranks and am currently remodeling my bathroom. I am using 1/2" Hardibacker on the walls of my surround for the tub/shower after which I will tile. For now, I have read several threads on how to handle the seams on the Hardibacker and they all make sense...
  8. Wall Tile Help

    I am going to be doing my first tiling project, a tub surround, around a jacuzzi tub. We have installed georgia pacific's wall board which is meant for tubs and resistant to molding and are getting ready to tile. The Board is set above the flange which leaves a 1" approximate gap at the bottom...