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Unread 12-20-2005, 07:45 AM   #1
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Greenboard in Shower

I am in the process of remodeling my bathroon. I finished sheetrocking the bathroom using greenboard. I have two questions. First, is it alright to use greenboard for the tub walla where I will be tiling. Second, is it alright to start tiling the walls without spackling.
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Unread 12-20-2005, 08:06 AM   #2
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Hi there, Chris I presume? Welcome! Greenboard is not a suitable surface for tiling on inna wet location. You will either have to use a membrane in the areas that it will get wet or take it out and use cbu.Click this info on greenboard.
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Unread 12-20-2005, 08:12 AM   #3
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What M Mike said Chris........

Glad he said it, Chris, cause my Christmas spirit was dragging just thinking of saying ya might need to consider backing up a bit and remove green board... at least from possible wet areas.
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Unread 12-20-2005, 08:47 AM   #4
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Hey guys,

Thank you so much for your advice. Just one more question. If my ceiling in the shower is 8 ft, do I need to replace the greenboard with cement backer board as well?
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Unread 12-20-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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The consensus I see here is.... no you don't Chris..... if yer not thinking of tiling it.

If ya got a bath exhaust fan and it gets used.... a shower ceiling is even less of an issue but.... you may wish to use a better quality primer and paint as you finish it.

If yer thinking of tiling the ceiling then..... proly revert back to what M Mike said.

Hope this helps and.... sorry fer the bad news earlier. You took it well :--)

If the professional folk here got a different take on this, Chris.... listen to em.
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Unread 12-20-2005, 09:10 AM   #6
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Hey guys,

Thank you so much for your advice. Just one more question. If my ceiling in the shower is 8 ft, do I need to replace the greenboard with cement backer board as well?
Chris,

Thats what I'm wondering. I don't know if I should go all the way up or go with CBU then greenboard. ughhh...decisions decisions...
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Unread 12-20-2005, 11:28 AM   #7
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Greenboard on a ceiling would be OK in there only if your joists are spaced 12" OC. Otherwise I'd remove it and use 5/8" wallboard instead.

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