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Unread 10-04-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Outside border of shower help

Please see attached picture. This is the transition I have on the outside of my enclosed shower. How should I finish it? The tile installer said to have a drywall guy fill it in. Any thoughts?
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Can you post a photo of it farther away, Matt? More perspective...
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Here you go. The right is the drywall.
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Is that the edge of the tile on the left, Matt?
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Yes. The shiny metal is the edge of tile border.
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Still need a better picture. Take one from inside the shower from the other edge.
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So what I looks like from here is the face of the drywall, then tile backer board set against the edge of the drywall and 900* to it, then a layer of mortar on the backer board, then the tile with the metal edging. There's a small gap where the drywall edge and the backer meet at 90* and the voids within the mortar layer.

If you were to place a straight edge flat against the drywall. does the metal edge for the tile touch the straight edge from for the length of the metal edging?
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if it is in the same plane, just fill the gap with some closed cell backer rod and joint compound and finish it off like drywall.
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Here is a pic from the other side. There is lip of about 1/8” from the metal edge to the drywall.
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Do you mean the metal edge extends past the face of the drywall by 1/8"? Also, the edge of the drywall looks very clean. Is it the tapered edge?
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Yes. Past the drywall by 1/8”. And the drywall is not tapered.
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I'm afraid that's going to be a challenge. You are not going to be able to just fill it with drywall compound, sand it, and paint it - it's going to crack. You also can't use drywall tape - which is used to prevent cracking, because you'll have no way to adhere it to the metal edge and, even if you could adhere it, it's going to look odd.

Maybe someone else will have another idea, but the least painful way I can see to "finish" that edge is to use some kind of trim board, and even that isn't going to look great. Anything else is going to involve removing tile and re-tiling.
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you can buy a metal/plastic drywall corner bead and tuck one leg into the gap. You may need to cut the leg to a stub and/or clean out the gap a bit.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Phillips...0EGB/202035423

the other leg can span the gap and tie into the drywall. Compound it for a finish. use spray adhesive and/or staples to get it tacked on before.

I also think you could pack it with small, like 1/8in closed cell foam and then just mud it. I would use fiberglass tape and rip it apart into individual strands and cut up pieces and mix it in with the mud. the glass prevents cracking. at least it has for me.
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Matt, I have the exact same problem, but haven't laid the tile yet. I was going to finish the corner with Rondec, or bullnose tile, and just sheetrock the other side.
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