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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

3:03 AM

Shower Installation Question from Reader

Shower Installation Question

A shower install question, please: I put 1/2 Hardiboard over studs (16" ctrs), muddled    but did NOT tape joints or corners, then heavily coated joints with Mapei Aqua Defense, with joint tape, and 2 coats on all backer board, with extra Aqua Defense in corners. I'm super worried about not having taped the thin set. My tile is ceramic, 9x12". What do you advise as my path forward? Many thanks!! R.Kern


Sunday, November 25, 2012

7:21 PM

a question from a reader

--- On Sun, 11/25/12, Anonymous <> wrote:

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 6:48 PM

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "durock vs hardyboard? for best wet area tile ins...":

I have a question about handicapped accessible shower- how much do the joists below the shower need to be carved out? My guy has never done this, and he also wants to use a copper
MY answer below

 Floor was 2 inches below the grade of the existing shower floor but it was made by raising the outside floor 2 inches not lowering inside the shower?? And why would you pay hundreds for a copper pan when the rubber pan liner is less than a hundred drain and all ?? and copper wouldnt allow for a "speed bump" like curb.. The person who wants to use a copper pan is obvously still in 1950 thinking mode and you should read my blog "rubber liner vs copper pan" explaining the reasoning behind not useing a copper pan. regards chris

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