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Old 09-24-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hardibacker to Sheetrock question

I have an area outside of the shower, where my Hardibacker meets my sheetrock on a vertical wall. This area will not get any moisture. How do I tape and mud the two boards together? Joint compond and paper tape? Mesh and thinset? Paper and thinset?
Also, in the shower that has the hardibacker walls, do I mesh tape and thinset the inside corners on the walls and what about where the boards connect to the ceiling? do you tape and thinset the boards to the ceiling as well? Let me know, thank you.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Hi Mike, welcome to the site.

I have an area outside of the shower, where my Hardibacker meets my sheetrock on a vertical wall. This area will not get any moisture. How do I tape and mud the two boards together? Joint compond and paper tape? Mesh and thinset? Paper and thinset?

Short answer, you don't. Nothing is needed here as they should not be attached.

Also, in the shower that has the hardibacker walls, do I mesh tape and thinset the inside corners on the walls and what about where the boards connect to the ceiling? do you tape and thinset the boards to the ceiling as well? Let me know, thank you.

Yes, mesh/thinset the inside corners and also the joints of the hardibacker to hardibacker. Do not tape or thinset anything to the ceiling. Just use a caulk joint between the tile and drywall.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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HI Mike,

for the top if your ceiling isn't finished I would mess tape it, but if it is finished you will just have to run your tile up to it an caulk.

for the inside corners use the sticky alkali resistant mesh tape and thinset it in when setting the tile.

for your outer edge if its not getting tiled just tape and joint mud it like you would normally.

if it has tile over it mesh tape and thinset it, finish the tile and then mud the wall.
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Is every bathroom built with cement backer board never meeting up with sheetrock? I find that hard to believe. How do you handle the transition from Cement board to sheetrock?
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for your outer edge if its not getting tiled just tape and joint mud it like you would normally.

if it has tile over it mesh tape and thinset it, finish the tile and then mud the wall.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:46 PM   #6
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thank you, no tile so tape and mud it is.
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