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mustang100
12-02-2005, 11:53 AM
I'm doing my foyer and kitchen which is near 300 sq ft. and I can't imagine seaming all those 3x5 sheets that the home centers love to carry. I have a Lowes and Depot nearby but I've only seen the 3x5 sheets in the tile area.

I can actually benefit by a combination of 3x5 and 4x4 sheets due to the sizing of my hallway (42" wide). I'm also wondering if the larger sheets afford a minimal savings per sq ft over the smaller pieces?

Bobby

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Dave Taylor
12-02-2005, 12:22 PM
I'm gonna assume yer talking about Hardibacker CBU and...... if so.....

I've not seen Hardi's 4'x8' sheets anywhere out this way but.... I have enough trouble working with the weight of the 3'x5's.

I think it may only take about 15 - 16 3'x5's to do yer kitchen and foyer, and working with seams is not too bad.

Anywhoo.... if no one at TYW knows who caries the stuff in 4’ x 8 ‘ sheets....
here is Hardi's website with a dealer locator and a toll free contact phone number.

You kin always give Hardi a buzz.

http://www.jameshardie.com/backerboard/default.php

geniescience
12-02-2005, 12:33 PM
... and maybe you can place an order for the 4x8s at the same stores that stock the 3x5s adn they'll have it within a week.

Mike2
12-02-2005, 12:33 PM
Bobbie, here's a quick rundown on what is manufacturerd:

Custom Building Products

Wonderboard 1/4", 3' wide is available in 4 or 5 foot lengths.
WonderBoard 1/2", 3' wide is available in 5 or 8 foot lengths.

USG

Durock 5/16" available in 4X4.
Durock 1/2" or 5/8" available in 32, 36, or 48 inch widths; lengths of 4, 5, 6, or 8 feet.

James Hardi

Hardibacker ¼”comes in 4X4 and 4X8 sheet sizes.
Hardibacker 1/2" available in 3X5 and 4X8.
Hardibacker EZ Grid® available in 3X5.
Hardibacker 500 ½” available in 3X5 and 4X8.

I can't tell you who stocks what in your particular area but as suggested above, most of these manufacturer's have a dealer locator on their website, or a quick call to their customer service number might help you find a local source.

Vic n NC
12-02-2005, 12:38 PM
Have you thought about using Ditra. It sure is alot easier and lighter.

Vic

Boilermaker 98
12-02-2005, 03:07 PM
Check with the local wall board distributors (the large ones where contractors buy drywall for the whole house.)