Shower wall & ceiling joint


Old 03-05-07, 09:52 PM
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Shower wall & ceiling joint

There was paper tape that joined the drywalls at the wall and ceiling of my old shower, but now I have removed the shower walls and replaced them with 1/2" Hardibacker to bare studs. The ceiling drywall was the only thing I did not remove from this bathroom.

The instructions from Hardi say:
"Fill all joints with mortar. Embed 2" wide high-strength alkali-resistant glass tape in the mortar and level."

Tile will go all the way up the tile to the ceiling but the ceiling will remain painted drywall. Mortar doesn't seem like it will sand but I could but spackle over the mortar and sand it I guess. Do I use paper tape and joint compound to fill the crack between the wall and ceiling? Or silicone caulk the best choice?
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Old 03-06-07, 05:00 AM
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Dont do anything with it unless the tile doesn't cover. The tile will hopefully cover the inside corner. Then you can grout it and caulk it if necessary.

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