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Unread 08-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #4
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WHile you have the walls off in the tub area, you might look into either rebuilding or replacing the valve. I'm assuing the tub surround was not part of a one-piece tub enclosure. Your tub should have a tiling flange around it. Run the vapor barrier over the flange. Depending on the size of the tile, if that flange is high and the tile are small, you may want to shim the studs out so that the backer board can run down to within about 1/4" of the tub over the flange without bowing out. If the tile are big, you can stop it above the flange, but still make sure to lap the vapor barrier. Use some caulk in the gap.
Jim DeBruycker
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