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Old 11-20-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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I went to lowes and there was no green board in. Is it ok to use the purple stuff in bathrooms?
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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Not familiar with 'purple board', - - but greenboard has long outlived it's 'hype', - - regular drywall is fine.

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Old 11-20-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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Purple board is to be reserved for use only in the bathrooms of large singing gay dinosaurs.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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Yeah, stay away from the purple drywall that is going around...


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Is that Mike from back in the day?
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:50 PM   #6
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Actually, don't some manufacturer's make some of their type X drywall with a purple or pink tint to the paper? I'm pretty sure I saw some purple firecode drywall in some condo's once upon a time. I know I've seen pink from time to time.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:59 AM   #8
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OK, OK. Aside from the gay color . Its too late I used it. I think I saw some writing somewhere that said fire resistant. well If the old lady gets crazy with the hairspray and starts a fire , guess we'll be better off.
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I saved the article somewhere (???). There is a code change that would prohibit greenboard use behind tile in tub/shower areas. It is supposed to take effect 1/2006.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:29 PM   #10
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The funny thing is , I just saw the green board the other day and it said something along the lines of recomeded for use in bathrooms and for tile backing, LOL.
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I think on gypsums own web site they list somewhere the predicted life span for green board is 12 years.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:34 PM   #12
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correct me if i'm wrong. But i thought you guys said hardi or dura is the way to go in a bathroom.
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747, contractor fun. I'm thinking of chartruse board. LOL
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LOL ok i was a little confused. Its durarock for the bathroom...Hardiplank for the exterior.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:50 AM   #15
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green drywall for bathrooms where your are not tiling. Of course hardi or durok for tile.
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:26 PM   #16
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The blue board or purple in your case is used as a backer for actual plastering, I'm sure you noticed it was a bit higher than standard drywall too? Here's it's typically $1.10 more per sheet.
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Let's not forget Dens Shield..... It's is purple and it is tile backer.....
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LOL ok i was a little confused. Its durarock for the bathroom...Hardiplank for the exterior.

No you were right the first time. Hardi manufactures a tile backer. Personally I like it better than the wonderboard. lighter and easier to cut
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purple for mold green for moister gray for water.
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Nice one Dr.Jones...This may be a record......3 1/2 years old!!!!!

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