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Old 05-21-2019, 07:47 AM   #46
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A little Boric Acid will provide pretty good protection from termites when properly applied to common kiln-dried lumber.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:53 PM   #47
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I took y'all's advice and ditched the plastic curb. The continuous piece of lath seemed like the way to go by far. Thanks for the advice so far. Mud bed is going in tomorrow.

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Old 05-26-2019, 03:20 PM   #48
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Shower Valve Rough In Install

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere but I couldn't find anything on this site and I want to verify before I start cutting holes in my backer board...

It's seems like I ams supposed to cut a hole in the shape of the square plaster guard (black square in picture) in my wall. The plaster guard then should sit flush with my finished wall (cbu + tile).

Is that right?

I've seen other install pics with a circle hole cut out to fit the shower valve cylinder only so I figured I'd ask the pros on here before I did any final cuts.

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Old 05-26-2019, 03:40 PM   #49
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Yes the plastic box should sit flush with your finished tile. Usually that means the box would stand proud 1/2" feom your backer board allowing 3/8" for tile and 1/8" for setting material.
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:20 PM   #50
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Should the plastic box be removed before finishing up or does it stay in?

Thanks for the clarification.

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Old 05-26-2019, 04:58 PM   #51
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Usually you would tile within 1/8-1/4 inch outside the plaster guard. If you want to make sure, get the trim out and attach it. I've seen some that leaves plenty room for the trim to fit and others that barely cleared after tiling around the trim guard. Then remove the plaster guard before installing the trim.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:31 PM   #52
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Greenboard over shower?

I had to redo a shower and am ready to replace the drywall in the 8ft ceiling. I was thinking that greenboard would be a good material to use here since it would resist mold and will be exposed to steam from the shower. I plan to texture and paint over the greenboard. Is there a reason I should use regular drywall instead?

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Old 06-11-2019, 03:48 PM   #53
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I've combined you again with your project thread for this shower, AC, so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

I see no advantage to using one of the MR versions of drywall in that application, but if it makes you feel better there's no technical reason not to do so.

I trust you meant water vapor from your shower when you said it would be exposed to steam. This is not a steam shower, right?

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Great, thanks for keeping everything together CX.

Yes normal steam from a shower, not a steam shower. Thanks for the help this entire project. It's coming along.

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How do y'all transition the backer board/drywall seam? I was thinking about getting it perfect using joint compound and then throwing a coat of redgard over the finished seam.

Thoughts/advice?

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Old 06-14-2019, 09:21 PM   #56
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I'm pretty sure what you're seeing with those staples is the staple "installed" in a patch and the patch glassed to the already set up enclosure. The staple never pierces the actual enclosure, just the patch.

Two things give it away. You can clearly see the staple behind the patch which would not be as clear if it were behind a lot of layers of glass and you can see the air bubble in the patch where it was placed over already dried glass.
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I'm not a fan of having joint compound on the wet side of the seam so I would mud the seam with thinset and tape. Then after the shower is tiled you can add a skim coat of compound mud over the thinset on the dry side of the seam.
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Not sure if we post after pics. Thought y'all Might want to see the tiled shower. Thanks for the help.

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Nice and clean, AC, good job.

What's going on the left side though?
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Thanks man!

The bathroom is tiny and the shower will be caulked against the door trim on that side.

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