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Unread 12-12-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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Shower wall construction

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This is the back wall of our shower. You are looking at the pocket door frame. I am looking for suppestions on how to build this wall so it will be solid. We will be using the Kerdi system. The base will be 32x60. The walls will be tiled with 12 inch ceramic.

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Unread 12-12-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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Okay. My photo is too large.

Any ideas?
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Unread 12-12-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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Nancy,

you can put your photo on Microsoft Paint (probably in your software) ... click on "image" and then click on "stretch/skew".

In the top two areas put 50 in both areas. This will reduce the picture by 50%.

If you want to reduce it by 60% ... put in 60 in both top areas.

Be sure to save it under a new name, so you don't lose the original.

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Unread 12-12-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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Here is the picture.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 10:55 PM   #5
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3/4 ply with subfloor adhesive

Ahh the pocket door.

I cut a full sheet of 3/4 ply (1/2" MINIMUM) to cover up the entire pocket area . Apply good goober of subfloor adhesive on each of the 1x slats and screw it together with 1 5/8" screws. (Pre-drill as these slats are NOTORIOUS for splitting) Cut the plywood tight to the floor and top plate, so that you can toe some screws in top & bottom for extra rigidity. It's surely viagra for the standard pocket wall. Then put on the 1/2" backer you were going to use anyway (I would use a glue for this too).

The tiling should be more than ok, a pro will chime in shortly.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 08:26 PM   #6
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Hi Taskmaster.
Thank you for your reply.

Do you think I still need the backer with the Kerdi? I understood that didn't add any strength. Am I thinking wrong?

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Unread 12-13-2006, 09:16 PM   #7
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no

not with the kerdi.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 10:10 PM   #8
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Hi Nancy,
How tall is the area you are wanting to tile? The full height of the door, or is there a knee-wall or some other support partially up that pocket door frame that we can't see?
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Unread 12-14-2006, 07:27 PM   #9
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The tile will be on the entire back wall, two side walls, floor and ceiling. The left side wall is just a few inches from the door frame so I am sure that will stiffen that and the other side wall is at the end of the room.
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