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Leal 05-10-2008 09:39 AM

shower pan curb
 
im making a shower pan. my q is, does the curb have to be green wood or regular wood?
thanks

glennjanie 05-10-2008 02:00 PM

Welcome Leal:
If you are going to use wood, it definitely needs to be treated because of the moisture that will be present.
Glenn

inspectorD 05-10-2008 04:58 PM

Yes
 
And...make sure the fasteners you will be using to nail the edges of the surround liner in are not aluminum. Use some stainless roofing nails or copper nails in the new treated wood.

Good luck on your shower pan full of water test.:D

Leal 05-10-2008 06:51 PM

another question, when im tiling the walls what do i use for the walls, green sheetrock, or hadi panel or somthing else? Thanks guys

TileGuy 05-10-2008 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leal (Post 18922)
another question, when im tiling the walls what do i use for the walls, green sheetrock, or hadi panel or somthing else? Thanks guys


Use some kind of cement backerboard ie: Hardie Board, Durock

Tape ALL the seams with mesh tape and scrape thinset over the tape as if you were spackling drywall. 1 1/2 inch Galvanized roofing nails or durock screws ( found in the tile section of HD and Lowes)

My taste is for Hardie Backer then I like to waterproof everything from the floor to a minimum of 3 1/2 feet up with Red Guard. Its as easy as painting. Dont use mastic ;)

Good Luck !!!!!

Leal 05-12-2008 08:42 AM

thanks guys

Leal 05-13-2008 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TileGuy (Post 18924)
Use some kind of cement backerboard ie: Hardie Board, Durock

Tape ALL the seams with mesh tape and scrape thinset over the tape as if you were spackling drywall. 1 1/2 inch Galvanized roofing nails or durock screws ( found in the tile section of HD and Lowes)

My taste is for Hardie Backer then I like to waterproof everything from the floor to a minimum of 3 1/2 feet up with Red Guard. Its as easy as painting. Dont use mastic ;)

Good Luck !!!!!

Hardie Backer, is it the same as hardie board or durock

Mesh tape, is that what u use for sheetrock

Thanks

Leal 05-13-2008 04:17 PM

Red Guard, can i find this at lowes or hd?

TileGuy 05-13-2008 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leal (Post 19008)
Red Guard, can i find this at lowes or hd?

Yes Home Depot
and yes ...Hardie Backer is Hardie Board. its for tile backing :) I think thats also Home Depot


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