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Unread 09-05-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Poor guy...

So I was watching "Over your head" the other day, cus I was bored. It was a relevant episode to me too, cus they were redoing the guy's bathroom, including surround. They told him "you can't use drywall in the tub, it's not waterproof!" Ok, that's correct. But then, what does this guy go an do? He puts up drywall, and then he puts up cement board over top of it, and then proceeds to tile. He didn't use a moisture barrier anywhere. not behind the drywall, or behind the cement board, and he didn't use kerdi or a liquid waterproofing either.

This show overall is pretty crappy anyways.
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Unread 09-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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That host is really annoying and condescending too. And the darting camera angles are annoying. I can't watch that show.

I caught a bit of "Divine Design" when I was sick last weekend and saw them use Kerdi in the shower though. The host only mentioned using a membrane in passing though. It was a really cool, modern master bath but they only put in one sink - weird to me.

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Unread 09-05-2007, 09:04 PM   #3
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I don't know if it's shown in the US, but on HGTV in Canada we have a similar show to Over your head called "Disaster DIY" and the guy hosting (also doing the work) know's his stuff. He did a shower the "old fashioned way" with cement board and a moisture barrier behind it.

And of course there's Holmes on Homes, which is what introduced me to kerdi and ditra.
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Unread 09-05-2007, 09:16 PM   #4
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Nick, you must be a youngster for "the old fashioned way" to be cement board with a moisture barrier. Mud work must be ancient. Sorry, had to give you a hard time.

It is hard to believe the tile jobs that don't have a barrier of any kind.
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Unread 09-06-2007, 05:20 PM   #5
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Well, I guess I am sorta young. 27 years... but I was being sarcastic too...
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Unread 11-10-2007, 05:11 PM   #6
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I've watched a few of the DIY Disaster shows where he uses Kerdi/Ditra too, from what I've seen they show a few different ways to do things on that show which is great. I did see that episode of Over Your Head with the cement board and drywall...and drywall screws!!! that tub surround will be full of mild in a few months
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