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Old 01-05-2011, 08:32 PM   #21
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If im understanding this correctly, I have to chime in. Tubs move, sink, swell all according to the weight of water, the occupants, and the floor structure. No way should there be anything other than a flexible connection between the walls and tub...Dont even think about adhering tile to the tub lip, it will pop....
I have installed literally hundreds of tub surrounds in this manner, I have never had a single callback for tiles popping. Apparently you are either mistaken, or thinset doesn't bond to fiberglass.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:44 PM   #22
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I have installed literally hundreds of tub surrounds in this manner, I have never had a single callback for tiles popping. Apparently you are either mistaken, or thinset doesn't bond to fiberglass.
Thinset will bond to fiberglass, thinset will draw on tile when tub deflects, tile "may pop"(can be a fracture that cant easily be seen) or ever be detected, it can happen. Im not knocking anyone here, im just saying it can happen.
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I like shimming out over the flange, then applying cbu to 1/4" above tub sill. I know, a lot of extra work and may not be suitable for all applications but I ain't sleeping right unless the back side of the cbu is in front of the flange, regardless of kerdi, hydroban or redgard applications.
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I like shimming out over the flange, then applying cbu to 1/4" above tub sill. I know, a lot of extra work and may not be suitable for all applications but I ain't sleeping right unless the back side of the cbu is in front of the flange, regardless of kerdi, hydroban or redgard applications.
This generally entails shimming the whole length of the wall and not just the area by the tub. This is the exact reason I started grinding a notch in the Cement Board. Especially if it is a tub and floor only project, this keeps me from having to patch more than a few inches of the existing drywall.
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This generally entails shimming the whole length of the wall and not just the area by the tub. This is the exact reason I started grinding a notch in the Cement Board. Especially if it is a tub and floor only project, this keeps me from having to patch more than a few inches of the existing drywall.
Not if your using mudcaps or trim but yea, i know what cha mean...

got away with it here tho
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Its always a pain in the ass to wrangle the tub into the space you pulled the old one from. Seems like 9 times out of 10 times I'm just pulling the POS one piece fiberglass tubs and replacing w/ acrylic and tiling walls and floor. I've tried every way I can think of, but I can never get the new tub in without cutting another chunk of drywall out. Sucks really. Not to mention that I really can't do it myself and won't even try w/ a mud bed for the new tub. Come to think of it, I really HATE installing standard tubs.

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