New Tub Surround...Help


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Old 11-21-03, 08:20 AM
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New Tub Surround...Help

I tore out my old surround. Then, because the glue was still all over the walls, I removed the tub walls below the old surround's height of about 60".

Now, when I put up the new green board, I could only go one board thick (5/8"?) so that it would match the top of the wall. The problem is that when I overlapped the "lip" of the new tub, now my wall slants out at the bottom. No, a shim won't cut it because the top of the wall is not built up to match.

The new surround is a five-piece and the corner pieces don't seem to be very friendly toward ANY angles along the corners, top to bottom. Plus this angle is throwing off my end pieces, which now have the back wall intruding into them, etc.

Question: Can I NOT overlap the lip and be okay?
 
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Old 11-21-03, 08:25 AM
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What you can do is butt the rock to the lip. Then fill in the gap with drywall mud. let dry. Put mesh tape over the filled in area, two strips will work. Then finish the joint as usual.
 
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Old 12-05-03, 05:52 AM
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Just wanted to let you know that this worked great. Thanks!
 
 

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