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Old 03-12-2018, 03:14 PM   #1
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Quick question on a routine topic

This has probably been answered a few times and Ive read a few threads on this topic but hoping someone can offer a little advice

Hardiebacker to Drywall transition.

Hardiebacker wall is flat, shimmed, Im very happy. Drywall unfortunately is not.
The transition from my Hardiebacker to drywall varies from 1/16th" to 1/8th".

The 1/8th" transition seems to be in the middle of the wall.

I plan to feather thinset with mesh tape over the transition. When done tiling Ill finish up with joint compound on the drywall, prime, paint, chalk the seam.

Can you shave down the Drywall a little? It would remove the drywall paper facing. Good or bad idea?
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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HardieBacker is less than 1/2" thick at 0.42" or a little more than 13/32".

It probably isn't a great idea to try to sand the paper off of drywall. If it has excessive drywall compound, that can come off.
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One of the very reasons I don't use Hardibacker on walls.

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Old 03-12-2018, 05:31 PM   #4
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If you do remove the paper,seal it with coupla coats of oil primer or Zinsser spray oil primer.
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:32 PM   #5
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Didnt sand down the drywall. Ended up just feathering the seam with thinset. Came out nice. Thanks for the help.
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