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Unread 03-03-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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ply wood shower

I have heard that ply wood shower walls are being done with a orange membrane .(not dal seal) Is this true?
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Unread 03-03-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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Talking wet wood

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Unread 03-03-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
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isn't that a strange topic name ??

however, isn't it equally as strange to say .....

' i have heard that sheetrock shower walls are being done with an orange membrane '

or even stranger ??
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Unread 03-03-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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I've heard of Jersey mud jobs, maybe we could nickname this a Texas Twister.
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I had an outdoor shower enclosed entirely in wood...period.
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Unread 03-03-2004, 08:01 PM   #6
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Unread 03-03-2004, 08:32 PM   #7
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i remember one of your posts eric about a shower you did in your own home where you lined it with ts i think, my point is, what was behind it ? .... cbu ?
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Unread 03-03-2004, 08:37 PM   #9
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Ok I'm curious. Who knows if plywood is much more dimensionally unstable with moisture than sheetrock? How much different, a lot?
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Good question.......I can see this thread going to about 10 pages and lots of argu.....I mean debating....
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I tore a 3x3 shower out made out of 1/2 " plywood with 4x4 tile on it. Gee what does water and wood do again can someone remind me???
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Unread 03-03-2004, 09:16 PM   #12
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I don't have any specs to back it up, Tom, but plywood is gonna be a lot less dimensionally stable than sheetrock.

Perhaps sheetrock's greatest claim to fame is that it don't do nothin'. And the mud's easy to clean off stuff.
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however,

once the blue membrane is in place, there should be no moisture contact with the sub whatsoever. otherwise sheetrock would not be acceptable sub ..... right ?
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Unread 03-03-2004, 10:31 PM   #14
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That's my understanding, Brian, no water gets through, no problem with the sheetrock.

The plywood, on the other hand, is gonna be movin' around a little bit just with seasonal changes in temp and humidity in the house/structure. I have no idea if the membrane cares, be it blue or be it orange.

But I'll bet we'll hear from somebody who does know.
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I don't have any figures, either, but I agree with CX. I started out in the framing business (went broke in the framing business) before I got into tile. I also spent a year hanging commercial sheetrock as an apprentice. So no stats, but I'll guarantee you plywood moves wet or dry. As Kelly says, sheetrock just sits there and holds still.

I haven't heard of the practice. 'Course, I can't find my inbox either. Might be a memo in there.
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