thinnest material for shimming


Old 03-30-18, 08:19 AM
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thinnest material for shimming

I am working on installing shower (3 sided)- where the shower lip is screwed to studs- there is an uneven surface for me to put drywall on. I am guessing I could use shims but is there a material thinner I can use? Luan is actually too thick.
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Old 03-30-18, 08:22 AM
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The thinnest thing I've used is tar paper but usually I get a pack of synthetic shims which are probably about 1/16" thick at the narrow which is good enough.
Old 03-30-18, 08:23 AM
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I Use to carry vinyl tile on my truck to use as shims. You can buy single tiles at Big Orange.
Old 03-30-18, 05:26 PM
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Exactly Ray, I just shimmed a whole shower to meet a plaster wall above the cement board with peel and stick vinyl tiles cut into 1 1/2 strips. Needed a 1/8" continuous shim and the vinyl worked great.
Old 03-30-18, 05:33 PM
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You can rip any size thickness of shim you want if you have access to a table saw.

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