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Unread 06-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
Sammy DYI
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Leveling Shower Ceiling

I'm in the process of prepping a a new shower ceiling tiled however the tile setter who is only installing the tile says areas of the ceiling have to be leveled out first as the joists are not all the same heights under my installed Denshield.

I have to go from 0 to 3/8" over a two foot area and I don't think regular drywall compound would be acceptable.

The Tile setter says he will be using Laticrete Platinum 254 as his thinset adhesive.

Can I get some advice on the type of material that I should be using to accomplish this levelling?
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Unread 06-07-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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I think I'd try just sistering cleats to the side of the ceiling joists to make them even, then screw the cbu to those.
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Unread 06-07-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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Problem is I have already installed the Denshield and the walls are tiled up to it.
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Unread 06-07-2009, 05:36 PM   #4
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You could use a medium bed mortar (often labeled granite and marble mortar) and a screed to level it out. Working overhead will be a pain, but doable. Regular thinset shouldn't be over 1/4" thick. Medium bed stuff can often go up to an inch.
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