Tiling a tub surround that has an existing pre fab tub wall

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Tiling a tub surround that has an existing pre fab tub wall

I have a bathtub that looks like it was installed after the tub wall went it. I want to take the pre fab tub wall off and tile the walls, but there isn't a tile flange or anything. I tried to upload a picture but it wouldn't work.

The walls are like this and then it looks like the tub was put in after:
Home Hardware - 80" White Tub Wall, with Towel Bars

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 08-07-15, 05:24 PM
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Try reducing the size of your pictures to something like 1080x640 and use this: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Thanks for the tip Larry! Here's some pictures of what I'm working with. Sorry about the mess!

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There is a flange, it's just on the wrong side of the wall covering.
To save yourself a whole lot of extra work, this product can be applied over what you have now.
Schluter-KERDI - Schluter-Systems
 
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Old 08-08-15, 05:33 AM
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If you are leaving the tub in place, you will need to cut out the surround and the sheetrock behind it, removing everything to studs. Insulate the walls, apply a 6 mil vapor barrier and 1/2" concrete backer underlayment. You may have to fur out the walls so the cbu rests directly on the top of the flange. Your tile will jump the gap to the second relief part keeping wicking from occurring. Not sure if this is what you were planning, but it must be done in order to apply tile to the walls.

Edit: Joe brings up a good solution with the Kerdi, but not sure how it will adhere to the wall covering you have.
 
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Thanks guys, yes my plan is too leave the tub in place.

I wasn't sure if it was okay to just cut the tub surround and leaving some behind the tub.

Just to clarify are you saying the backer board will come to the top lip of the tub, and then the tile will go down to the little ledge lip, or is it that the tile will go all the way down to the top of the tub. Sorry if that what I'm saying doesn't make sense.
 
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