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Should the tub with bath tub wall be placed without a sheetrock behind it?

Should the tub with bath tub wall be placed without a sheetrock behind it?


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Old 09-18-14, 03:55 AM
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Should the tub with bath tub wall be placed without a sheetrock behind it?

The Pro put a tub with 3 piece bathtub wall surround directly in the bonus bathroom in attic without the sheetrock behind it. Should he place a sheetrock before the tub is placed? Now the insulation is directly placed behind the tub wall without the sheetrock. Click the picture here
 
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Old 09-18-14, 04:18 AM
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Installation is perfectly correct. No sheetrock behind. For a proper fit of the sheetrock above, it is advisable to install 1/4" lattice strips on the face of the studs. That way the sheetrock will sit flat over the flange area.
 
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Nail on enclosures are mounted to the studs, not sheetrock.
 
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Old 09-18-14, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for your answer. Is it necessary to use the green board, mold and mildew resistant in the bathroom wall and ceiling?
 

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It is good to install greenboard above the shower, mainly due to it's moisture resistance. If you prime and paint regular sheetrock, you won't have any problems, either.
 
 

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