Hardibacker vs. Wonderboard/Durock


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Old 11-20-01, 12:02 PM
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Old 04-06-05, 09:23 AM
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Hardibacker vs. Wonderboard/Durock

I used to apprentice for a tile contractor. He would only mud surfaces. 17 years later I am about to put in 1/2" Wonderboard or Durock for shower walls but then checked out Hardiboard. The Hardibacker and Ontario tile website have got me considering it but I want to know what this group thinks.

Hardibacker for shower walls, or stick with Wonderboard/Durock?
 
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Old 04-06-05, 05:12 PM
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All of them will perform the same when installed. No matter which one you choose you will need a vapor retarder mounted on the studs first because the cement boards are water resistant, meaning they will not deteriorate in water, but they are porous, so water can pass through and attack the wood studs. This could be a 4 to 6 mil plastic drop cloth or 15 lb felt roofing paper.
Hardibacker is my personal choice because I have electric shears to cut the board with minimal dust and I find it easier to work with. Others will tell you that they find one of the other boards the best, it is mostly personal choice.
 
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You have the shears??? You lucky Bas****!!!!!
 
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Old 04-06-05, 05:24 PM
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Two of them! I use a lot of Hardibacker
PS I found a place on the web that sells them for $239 if you are interested
 
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How do the shears work on the half inch stuff, if they do? I've gotten to the point I do a lot more hardi than anything else and I hate trying to cut the half inch stuff. Do you guys screw, nail, or staple?
Have a good one
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Old 04-07-05, 04:09 PM
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Thye SS424 model shears will blow right through the 1/2" Hardibacker. The manufacturer redeisgned the shears to accommodate the 1/2". On the floor I use galvanized roofing nails shot out of a pnuematic roofing nailer. On the walls I like to use screws.
 
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I gotta get a roofing nailer, I've been cheap too long. I think my finger has been smashed one to many times nailing by hand. I have probably lost more money this month alone nailing by hand then a nailer costs. You guys like Hitachi the best. All my hardwood tools are bostich but all the roofing guys seem to be using hitachi.
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