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Unread 06-07-2007, 05:13 PM   #13
jadnashua
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Don't worry about the nail holes in the vapor barrier. You should never get liquid water there...it is a vapor barrier, and you won't get any appreciable vapor through a nail hole to do anything; especially sandwiched between the cbu and the stud.

1/4" is fine, 1/2" might work, too, depends on the size of the tile...1/4" is probably better.

If you tub really is installed level, start at the tub if you want...no problem. It is supposed to be level, so that's okay. Thenk you can use spacers to keep it off of the nice flat hard tub lip to hold the rest of them up without the ledger.
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