Someone Help Me Please!!! (Installing Shower Surround)

Old 07-20-05, 01:01 PM
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I am inserting a 5 pc. shower surround in my modular home but the tub does not go flush with the back {long} wall. There is a 2 in. gap between the wall and tub that has been filled with a 2x2 and I just need to know how I can cover the board {gap} with somthing that is waterproof.Can anyone give me any suggestions or advise on what to use? I am currently in the process of this project and cannot use the shower until it is fixed so any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Old 07-20-05, 03:18 PM
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Plastic panels are sold at the big box stores. Use this cut to the right size and cualk in place. It will be water proof and you can even buy them in white so it will match most surrounds.

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Old 07-20-05, 09:57 PM
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Thank you for that tip but,I tried to find that plastic at Lowe's and they did'nt carry it so I opted for ceramic tile after talking it over with a few people they seemed to think that was my best bet.I've never done ceramic tile before but they were very informative and I follow directions pretty good so I'm gonna do that instead.Thanks again so very much for your advise.

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A two-inch gap between tub and wall can not be disguised with ceramic tile or tub surround. 2x2s can be ripped or firring strips used to correct lack of flatness in wall or alignment of tub with wall and to square up installation. Concrete underlayment board is recommended for installation on shower walls to prevent moisture issues beneath tub surrounds and ceramic tile.
Old 07-24-05, 01:21 AM
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I was not just trying to disguise the problem I was trying to fix it.You suggested a2x2 be put in the gap and there was one already there I'm sorry I wasn't a little clearer with my situation.Anyway I got the concrete backer board and applied it as directed and then I laid the ceramic tile as directed and it not only works well it looks GREAT. My first time at tile and I think it turned out pretty good. Thank you so much for your advise it was very informative and helpful!

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