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Retiling shower - backer board not as thick as adjoining drywall

Retiling shower - backer board not as thick as adjoining drywall


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Old 02-27-07, 08:48 AM
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Retiling shower - backer board not as thick as adjoining drywall

Howdy-

So - in my rental house, the bathroom drywall is 'adequate' but the shower tiles are falling off. I'm planning to rip the shower out and redo it but i don't want to redo the entire bathroom's drywall.

(FYI, I just read that thread from the person who wanted to leave the lower 4ft of their bathroom's tiled wall in place and redo the sheetrock above it)

So - if I rip out the tile and whatever is behind it, I assume I will put backboard against the studs. Is that true, or do i put in greenboard and then put backerboard on top of that?

If I just do backerboard to studs, I'll have a situation where the drywall thickness might not match with the backerboard thickness.

-Chris
 
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Old 02-27-07, 02:58 PM
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Most 1/2" cement backerboards are pretty close to the thickness of 1/2" drywall. You shouldn't have an issue. What am I missing here?
 
 

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