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Old 06-10-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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Backsplash with Bowed Wall

Hi, my kitchen just had granite installed with a 4" back splash. We are installing stone tile above the granite up to the cabinets. The wall with the problem is 10 ft long with a sink in the middle. In the middle, about 3 ft of wall is bowed behind the sink toward the sink and is flush to the granite but now there are gradually increasing gaps to the ends between the granite and wall. The gap is 3/8" on the left and 1/4" on the right.

There is a window about 8" above the sink that has 3" drywall to the left and right of the windows to the cabinets.

What method should I use to build up the wall thickness since moving the 3 ft section by the sink back is not an option due to load bearing supports being right behind? Thanks. John

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Old 06-10-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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It might be easier to remove that piece of drywall between two studs, and replace with a 1/4" piece and feather it in with a little thinset.Otherwise you'll have to build the whole wall out with mud and make it flat, which won't be easy.There are probably metal plates on the studs where the plumbing is for the sink to protect the pipes and causing the bow.

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Old 06-10-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the idea. Hadn't thought of that. There is a window 8" above the sink with drywall running up the wall. I guess I would have to level all that out with thinset. After reading the forums, I could use 1/4" CBU instead of drywall since it will be tiled.

Then again, building out the wall doesn't seem like too much work since we're only talking about 14" from backsplash to bottom of upper cabinets and only about 6 total feet would have to be done. Any thoughts?
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