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Re-tiling shower and new tub...gypsum board was glued on to sheet rock...

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Old 02-13-11, 11:18 AM
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Re-tiling shower and new tub...gypsum board was glued on to sheet rock...

I just removed all of the old tiles and found that behind the tiles there was gypsum board glued on to sheet rock. I plan on re-tiling all the way up to the ceiling for the shower with a bullnose edge on the outside. Question is can I just shim out the studs 1/2" then put up the cement board so the bullnose tiles form to the walls? What you you suggest?

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Old 02-13-11, 12:15 PM
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....or just leave the drywall there and put the vapor barrier on top of the drywall, then the cement board...no need to remove the drywall aye????
 
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Strip down to the bare studs. Putting 1/2" thick shims on your studs will be fine. Your second idea is not a good one.
 
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alrighty then...shims it is...cutting the drywall out tomorrow...

i have a how to book from 2005 and they recommend using 15 lb asphalt felt as a vapor barrier over the studs (overlapping the material per a roof) and sealing the seams with asphalt caulk..

is this a preferred method or are people shying away from this now????
 
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We use 6 mil plastic. Much easier to deal with and one sheet will do it without layering. But I concur with drooplug....stripping it back is the best method. Not only will you get a good install, you will see any boogers you have behind the wall that need correcting, and possibly add insulation, etc.
 
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It happens to my aunts place too. The thing we did was we shim out the studs, look for the things that needs to be repair on, and the put a cement board from ground to ceiling. This is what ****told us about this kind or repair in our bathroom.
 

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