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Old 02-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #21
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I agree. Spending a little up front could save thousands in the long run. Thanks for the info!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #22
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A buddy of mine asked me to come over and look at his bathroom. He has a standard tub/shower surround with drywall ( greenboard) above. As you can see in the pics he has an issue. My question is, when he replaces this board with new, is there a different type of board he should use? Tile is out of the question.when done properly, shouldn't the greenboard hold up? Also, his bathroom has NO exhaust fan. Moisture just builds like crazy. I am installing one for him tomorrow. I don't know how it passed code. That house is 6 years old. Any professional drywalling tips I could pass along to him would be helpful.
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Possible that the panel is not set to let the water run off the top of the enclosure?
That damage did not happen over night, did it?

And again, it looke like way more than an inch is damaged, or is that some kind of southwestern texture?
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The inch of damage I was referring to was the gross soggy mess. Obviously more had damage to it. As I stated in the previous post, I ended up tearing out the entire tub surround and all the DW around that. My friend (the homeowner) is now going to tile in a new shower. I gave him some tile I purchased from a going out of business sale and he picked up a new shower pan. I will be stopping in when I can to help him out. ( he is a gravel truck driver) so in the end tearing everything pit and doing the job the correct way prevails. Big surprise, right? lol. Thanks everybody for your help and suggestions. His neighbors house need the exact same thing done. I will lost some pics when I finish. Thanks again!!!!

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