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Unread 03-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Where to find tile backer tape

Okay, neither Lowe's nor Depot have the alkali resistant tape for the CBU seams. They both told me to use drywall tape which I know isn't right. So where do I get it and does it have an exact (brand) name?

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Unread 03-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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Any (fiberglass) mesh tape is fine,National Gypsum,is one.
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Unread 03-07-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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Hi John,

HD and Lowes both carry the Alkalai resistant cbu tape (fiberglass mesh) and many people have been told, by their staffs, that they do not carry it. Go figure. I have seen it in the tile department near the cbu, sometimes near the spacers, sometimes by the little tile tools. It is generally a blue faced package and smaller than a roll of duct tape. It clearly states on the front of the package that it is alkalai resistant. I have a pitcher around here somewhere...let me go look.

Ahhh, here it is. Disregard the bovine resistant notation...that was a "special" project.
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Unread 03-07-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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Okay, you CAN'T just not tell us about the BOVINE RESISTANCE!
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Unread 03-08-2007, 05:48 AM   #5
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That's right, Marge, you opened the barn door. Now, For the Rest of the Story!
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Unread 03-08-2007, 05:54 AM   #6
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I didn't use bovine resistant tape in my bathroom. Am I exposed to some kind of cow danger?
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Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I`m bout ready to piss my pants laughing
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Before you need Depends.....

A few years ago worked on a project involving slate bears to be used in a wainscot. The bears were handmade by moi. There were many attempts before they actually looked like bears. Some so-called friends said they looked like swine at first. A certain regular on this forum (and that person better thank me for not embarrassing him further here) saw a pitcher of the final prototype and was so excited he proclaimed "from swine to bovine in one easy step"! The cbu pitcher was a dig at him. I'm actually still speaking to him.
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