Sterling Shower Drywall Question


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Old 05-09-05, 05:16 PM
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Sterling Shower Drywall Question

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Got a question for a new Sterling shower we've just installed. It's a shower/tub combo made by Sterling. The unit has a nailing flange where it gets secured to the walls. Then you're supposed to bring the drywall down and over that nailing flange. We've hung the drywall but now are at the point of mudding everything. Regarding the 1/8" - 1/4" gap between the shower and drywall, how do you fill that gap? When we hung the drywall we tried to use as many factory edges of the new drywall to but up agaist the shower. Do we mud between the shower and the drywall, or do we just paint the drywall and fill the gap with caulking?

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Old 05-09-05, 08:05 PM
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sx460,

When installing the backerboard or drywall, leave an 1/8" space along the area where the wall meets the top of a tub (nailing flange) or shower base (nailing flange). This area will be caulked later with silicon caulk. Caulk is flexible enough to allow movementósettling or expansion and contractionówithout cracking.

You do not want the backerboard or drywall going over the tub/shower base lip - this causes a "bow out" at the tub or shower base lip.

Look at page 9

http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecata...f/1030528_2.pdf

Hope this helps!
 
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Thanks Doug for that PDF link. That was exactly what I was thinking was the way to do it. I'd heard someone mention mudding the gap between the drywall and the tub, but that just didn't sound right. It's possible I didn't understand their suggestion correctly. Either way I'll make sure to do it right. Thanks!
 
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Old 05-10-05, 04:55 AM
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sx460,

You're very welcome!

Glad we provided clarity on the issue.

Good Luck!
 
 

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