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Unread 02-11-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Inside of an archway?

hey guys me again

wife now wants an archway into the shower...ggrrrrrrrrr...

since its not in direct spray can i use greenboard? if not how do i get the CBU to form into it? cut small thin strips?

maybe ill finish this @#$% shower b4 i retire
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Unread 02-11-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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Hi Surferjoe, if you can get the wood framing nice and true you might can get 1/4 inch sheetrock to follow it. I normally make a template out of 2 pieces of plywood, nail one inside and the other one outside and mud it.
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Unread 02-11-2005, 10:39 PM   #3
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so greenboard will be OK?

please say yes please please
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Unread 02-11-2005, 11:32 PM   #4
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I prefer 1/4" plywood to sheetrock. Much easier to bend, more forgiving and a good solid base (compared to greenboard) for tiling onto.

Here is a before:



and the after:

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Unread 02-12-2005, 09:45 AM   #5
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Nice looking shower. I can see the plywood bending eaiser but is less stable than sheetrock and is more likely to move casing grout problems. Actually, in a shower I don't like sticking to either one, that's why I mud them
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Unread 02-12-2005, 09:33 PM   #6
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is there durarock in the top of the arch or did you tile straight to the plywood?
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Unread 02-12-2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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Davy, couldn't agree more. How about ply plus a membrane before tile?
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Unread 02-12-2005, 11:09 PM   #8
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tiled straight to the plywood. It is perimeter nailed every inch or so to a 1/2" plywood and 2x4 frame. I really didn't put a ton of thought into the movement issue figuring the framing was as solid as the surrounding CBU and the usual modified this set was used. Haven't had any problems but Davy brings up a good point.
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