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  1. 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...
  2. Building & Construction
    I'm having a large (5' x 7') custom shower with a granite corner seat built with the foam board and waterproof membrane system. These are made by various companies like Durock Shower System and Schluter's Kerdi Shower System. The installer installed the membrane over the walls and floor. Then...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Need some advise as to a temporary fix - one to two years with a carport/deck area. The deck is flat and has been covered with asphalt shingles that around about 40 years old. Somewhere along the line it looks as if there was tar spread on the deck. We have too many other more pressing...
  4. Building & Construction
    I need some experienced guideance on how to waterproof the underside of a number of decks I have. I'm located in Truckee, CA so I have to deal with snow and ice. I would like the option of running electrical through the ceiling but it's not mandatory. I've been looking at Under Deck and Rain...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am using a contractor to renovate my bathroom (my house was built in 1937). He installed cement board in the tub/shower area for the walls and didn't use a vapor barrier. He said it isn't necessary and only agreed to use Redgard on the cement board after I insisted. He thinks it is overkill...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have had a couple of people from this site tell me to use regard in my newly constructed basement shower. Currently I have cement backer board up and a cement shower base with a rubber membrane ready for tile. My questions... 1. Do I NEED to put a waterproof membrane like redgard on the...
  7. Flooring
    We are getting ready to lay our first wood laminate floor in our basement. The basement is finished and currently has old, but in very good condition, what I would guess to be Linoleum-type 12 x 12" tiles in the bedroom we plan to lay Pergo-type laminate flooring. My question is, do I need...
  8. Flooring
    From reading several posts on the forum I was under the impression I needed to use some sort of waterproof membrane over the 1/2 in think cement backer boards in the shower after I taped and mudded the joints. I have seen where people used and recommended either RedGard or Kerdi. But, I just...
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