DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > stupid question about taping




Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2013, 11:41 PM  
sisyphus
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: orange county, ny
Posts: 131
Default stupid question about taping

Hi, this is probably a dumb question. do I need to tape the backerboard on doorway in my shower, or do I just put the thinset and tile on. thanks


sisyphus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 06:17 AM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,463
Liked 257 Times on 202 Posts
Likes Given: 738

Default Yup

Tape the backerboard with the fiberglass mesh tape and some thinset. Let it dry before you tile and thinset again.


Also I would use some redguard or a similar waterproofing over the concrete board, under the tile..only if this is in a shower.


__________________
Just My
Made in the
inspectorD is offline  
CallMeVilla Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 10:57 AM  
havasu
on permanent vacation
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
havasu's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern California, CA
Posts: 5,199
Liked 655 Times on 501 Posts
Likes Given: 311

Default

I second the RedGard waterproofing layer.

Last edited by havasu; 12-03-2013 at 11:32 AM.
havasu is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:12 AM  
sisyphus
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: orange county, ny
Posts: 131
Default

thanks for the responses. I'm confuse about your statement about "only if this is in a shower". clarification please. thanks again.
sisyphus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:31 AM  
nealtw
Contractor retired
 
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,048
Liked 2831 Times on 2485 Posts
Likes Given: 4662

Default

Areas outside the shower, do not get as much water and don't need the redgard sealer, but all joints should be taped.
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 03:39 PM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,463
Liked 257 Times on 202 Posts
Likes Given: 738

Default Ok

Yup...what he said...
Basically , save it for the wet areas. I also include the wall where a shower door may get installed, a wet area. Just as a precaution against any water damage later on.
Good luck...and by the way...there are no dumb questions...just answers sometimes!


Quote:
Originally Posted by nealtw View Post
Areas outside the shower, do not get as much water and don't need the redgard sealer, but all joints should be taped.


__________________
Just My
Made in the
inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Stupid Monday Admin General Chit-Chat 23 08-13-2013 01:26 PM
Stupid questions about foundation repairs/upgrades smittenbritt Framing and Foundation 9 08-06-2012 12:02 AM
Is this a ball valve? (stupid question, i know) the spindoctor Plumbing Forum 3 06-07-2008 08:05 PM
back to basics....stupid question WalterSobcheck General Home Improvement Discussion 1 07-12-2006 10:27 PM
Drywall taping tjmay General Chit-Chat 1 05-08-2005 12:03 PM