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Got called in to look at tiling tub walls,I don't know if anything that can go over 2x4s on the flat, do any of you?

2 short walls are framed regular, the 5' wall was done on the flat for who knows why (bigger tub maybe?)

Thought I had a pic, but I can't find it

-Rich
 

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IMO, those walls move too easily. When I frame on the flat, I go 12" OC and they still move too easily.
 

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I've been using the laminated studs for shower walls. I think they would work ok on the flat, they're definitely stiffer than a 2x3.
 

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Yeah, there was a lot of flex in the wall and I told them there was no way I could tile it as is.

Pretty sure they just had a fiberglass surround before, they were looking to do something nicer

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I just finish tiling a basement shower yesterday with the long wall having framing on the flat. 82" tall. No tub. Just a lot of tight blocking, all screwed. I felt confident about the install, but I will give the wall a push while holding a straight edge against it when I am back there Monday.

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Thanks for the input all!

The fun of it is, the homeowner started this months ago. Tub is already in place, so I've got to work around that

I've got a couple ideas to maybe test out and see how it'll go. The cs14 made me think of angle iron. I usually use kerdi board, but maybe 5/8 xp in that wall with kerdi over it would be the better bet.

Might all become a moot point after I give them the price anyway

-Rich
 
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