stupid question about taping

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  1. Dec 3, 2013 #1

    sisyphus

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    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
     
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    inspectorD

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

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgIB7la72s[/ame]

    Also I would use some redguard or a similar waterproofing over the concrete board, under the tile..only if this is in a shower.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjsEaeaQwV8[/ame]
     
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    havasu

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    I second the RedGard waterproofing layer.
     
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    sisyphus

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    thanks for the responses. I'm confuse about your statement about "only if this is in a shower". clarification please. thanks again.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2013 #5

    nealtw

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    Areas outside the shower, do not get as much water and don't need the redgard sealer, but all joints should be taped.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2013 #6

    inspectorD

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    Yup...what he said...:D
    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!:clap:


     

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