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Old 07-23-2017, 09:38 AM   #21
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plastic vapor barrier? (Kraft paper okay?)
I don't use Kraft paper, since the first thing it does is mildew. Just unfaced batts. If you have to use faced, install it and put a bunch of vertical cuts in the paper.
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I don't use Kraft paper, since the first thing it does is mildew. Just unfaced batts. If you have to use faced, install it and put a bunch of vertical cuts in the paper.
What a great idea.

Some else already did part of the bath in it. And I'm picking up on it.

(these are open walls on other side, so they started with kraft to hold it.)
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Really, we've been hanging regular drywall on ceilings in bathrooms for ever. Prime it, paint it.
If you into the whole mold resistant thing go for it. Waste of money.

Green board is not spec'd for ceilings. Check with your local drywall supplier.

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Did the ceiling in regular sheetrock, and doing around the shower in green.

With an extra sheet of green, and lacking(1) in standard 1/2" -- anyone have an idea if the weight of greenboard is a factor on the slimmer pocket door frame? (wood frame was sealed).
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I always use regular board on all ceilings. I now use the purple on all kitchen and bath walls, less than a $1 more per 12' sheet. I did like the green more but can't get it around here now. Maybe at the big box stores Idk. The purple is supposed to be mold and moisture resistant, and the green was just moisture resistant. That's what my USG supplier claims. And I do find the purple a tad harder to work with, paper seems barely attached and the rock seems softer and doesn't hold screws as well.

Somewhat unrelated vent, "sander crews around here sand a house for $1 a sheet. Pay my helper $17 an hour takes him two days to sand a 60 sheeter. I'm not happy, and the one thing I know he is great at is sanding drywall, shoulda took him 4-5hours." That's what I get for letting go!!
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Last I checked here, MR was about double the money. But what really finished me was the stamp on it that said " do not use under tile". What's the point of MR in a bathroom if you can't tile over it?
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Last I checked here, MR was about double the money. But what really finished me was the stamp on it that said " do not use under tile". What's the point of MR in a bathroom if you can't tile over it?
I tile over regular drywall, right after installing Kerdi. Schluter Systems is awesome, and allows the walls to be installed and start the tiling process immediately. Plus it is a superior water proofing system. Some folks like the Laticrete system. Schluter is sold by my suppliers locally.

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Do you Kerdi under backsplash and shower trim tile? I always membrane tub surrounds/ shower wall and the like but not sink backsplashes and other decorative stuff. I also use a tile backer rather than reg drywall under membranes.
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Okay -- I've done a cutout around the shower flange.

Going to fill with 20 minute and fibafuse tape.

Should it be prefilled to help level?
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Do you Kerdi under backsplash and shower trim tile? I always membrane tub surrounds/ shower wall and the like but not sink backsplashes and other decorative stuff. I also use a tile backer rather than reg drywall under membranes.
Sometimes. For instance I did a tile layup behind an in wall toilet and used Kerdi, just in case, plus it makes for a better, stronger layup.
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I stay away from fiberglass mesh because of concern for cracking...maybe that same fibafuse tape?
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Seems a little tough to fill with 20 minute (or durabond or any compound) -- and leave a caulk gap at the bottom. You fill completely full?
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Seems a little tough to fill with 20 minute (or durabond or any compound) -- and leave a caulk gap at the bottom. You fill completely full?
No, I leave a gap for caulk. I also either use Fibafuse (now), or in the past I've used mesh.
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No, I leave a gap for caulk. I also either use Fibafuse (now), or in the past I've used mesh.
I've done a lot of drywall, and am wondering what technique you use to leave that remaining gap between the shower edge and the taped 20 min.

Even if you use a knife guide, the compound will want to pull off when the knife is removed and reset... and it will sag due to lack of support

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I've done a lot of drywall, and am wondering what technique you use to leave that remaining gap between the shower edge and the taped 20 min.

Even if you use a knife guide, the compound will want to pull off when the knife is removed and reset... and it will sag due to lack of support
I mix the setting compound stiff, so I use a trowel, not a knife. I'm not sure what you mean by knife guide, I use the same technique as getting excess mud out of a corner - knife on edge run along the corner.
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...I'm not sure what you mean by knife guide, I use the same technique as getting excess mud out of a corner - knife on edge run along the corner.
KG - simply a taping blade held horizontally as a guide.
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Really, we've been hanging regular drywall on ceilings in bathrooms for ever. Prime it, paint it.
If you into the whole mold resistant thing go for it. Waste of money.

Green board is not spec'd for ceilings. Check with your local drywall supplier.

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