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Unread 02-17-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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Bathroom remodel underway - more questions!

(This post is from the thread "Which tub/shower surround layout is better?")

My name is David. I finally took the plunge and removed the old tile tub/shower surround in my bathroom and removed the toilet and the vanity. That went easier than I thought. I'm glad I can close the door to the bathroom so I don't have to see all of that demolition all of the time!

Now I have some more questions:

My bathroom is a 5' x 8' rectangle with the tub located at the far end along the 5' rear wall.

(1) How far should the CBU extend past the front of a standard 30" wide tub along the side walls? Iwant the CBU to extend down to the floor in front of the tub (the "leg" in front of the tub). How wide should this "leg" of CBU be in front of the tub? My bullnose tile is 3" wide that will be in front of the tub.

(2) My studs are 2" x 3". Is blocking needed between the studs to support the edges of the CBU?

(3) I have an adjoining bathroom whose shower is back-to-back with the tub in the bathroom I'm remodeling. The shower is along the long (back) side of the tub. I'm planning on remodeling that bathroom next. Will a moisture barrier (4 mil poly) on both sides of that common stud wall trap moisture?

Thanks! This is the most ambitious (and intimidating!) project I've yet taken on!
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Unread 02-17-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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Hi David, you can run the cbu past the tub a couple inches and tape and mud the joint then cover it with the bullnose. You can put some blocking in on the studs won't hurt I think the adjoining walls should be fine with the poly on it.
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