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Old 04-30-2013, 10:46 PM   #21
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The poster doesn't say he uses mastic but it's the cheaper way to do the job. So I'm supposing that's the way he went.

There is a big difference between "old" mastic and eco friendly mastics of today. And green board only helps for awhile before the water gets to it. It can come up into the board through a the tub lip area, seam, tub spout, valve, vertical edge of tub deck.
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It costs pennies to sub Durock for SheetRock and throw a few coats of AD over the shower/tub area. No real excuse not to.

However, to say that there WILL be mold in a year or that it will only last a few years is ridiculous. I have torn out dozens of showers built with green board that showed little to no signs of moisture, and they were used daily.
Now how do you know they were used daily? You neighbor should get some blinds for the bathroom window.
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The poster doesn't say he uses mastic but it's the cheaper way to do the job. So I'm supposing that's the way he went.

There is a big difference between "old" mastic and eco friendly mastics of today. And green board only helps for awhile before the water gets to it. It can come up into the board through a the tub lip area, seam, tub spout, valve, vertical edge of tub deck.
If he caulks the bottom edge with 100% Silicone and used AD or RG over the rock he would be okay. But if you are going to go through the trouble, why not put up rock, something that isn't organic and won't crumble when it got wet.
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for tub surrounds, yes

for showers, they usually go quicker. i did one that was 9 months old and another few that were less than 8 years
Tomorrow we're pulling open a 7-month-old surround.
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Tomorrow we're pulling open a 7-month-old surround.
Thats a real shame...

I just signed a tub surround that's 2 years old... Travertine with NO grour joints (they didnt use spacers)

really did a number to the plaster ceiling and wall downstairs...
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Guy who did that probably calls people who don't butt travertine hacks.
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In all fairness, the bathroom guy on the other thread deserves a pat-on-the back here.

He listened to some of the respected advice given by some of the pro's here on CT. He admitted he needed to change his method & materials.

And he was humble (yet professional) enough to do it of his own free will.

And I didn't get the impression from his posts or website that he's running a bathroom mill. He's a guy just like many of the rest of here who's trying to make a living and plan for his future.

For those here (and on the other thread) who are genuinely trying to help - THANKS!

For those of you who are just being a pompous a$$, knock it off!

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