Framing Corner whirlpool

Old 04-01-04, 08:55 AM
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Framing Corner whirlpool

I have a corner whirlpool to put in. It will be flush against the wall and have 8" ceramic tile around the outside. Do I frame this with 2x10's to get the surface for the tiles? Is there somewhere that I can see a picture on how do this right? I was thinking..1st I frame it, then 1/2" plywood on top, then 1/4" tile board, then flashing, then grout, then tiles. I've never done this before and the book that came with the tub is hoorible. I can't see anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! :-)

Old 04-02-04, 06:36 AM
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I'd frame it in with 2"x4"s, Cover that with a waterproof membrane, 30# roofing felt is I use, then use galvanized roofing nails to attach your cub, I'd go thicker than 1/4" if you can.

I would personally use a good modified thinset for setting the tile, then grout, & don't forget about sealing the grout. Others may have over opinions as to the thinset and would opt for mastic, but I like to set tile with a cement based product.

Hope that helps & post back if you've still got questions.

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