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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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tub surround backer

ok so I am putting up a new tub surround in the bathroom. the old one was leaking around the tub and was an aweful daisy pattern from the old days. its the slick vinyl like stuff maybe formalaaa something...anyways i was hoping to scuff the old stuff and apply the tub surround glue and slap the new up. the old is glued to panelining over the studs..it is sturdy...my question is can i get away with just scuffing and glueing, or should i use the waterproof drywall adding depth to my walls and then trim to fit? couls i just use regular drywall since I am adding the tub surround? I am getting ready to sell the house. i did add an overhead exhaust fan in the bathroom. thanks

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 02:15 AM
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Re: tub surround backer

Do it right. Take to studs. Put correct backing and move on. If a home inspector finds drywall etc. it will cost you double. The first time then the second time doing it correct.
Could take this opportunity to put non backed insulation in studs to reduce noise.

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Deer Archer is right. Pull all the paneling off. Use backerboard, mesh tape and seal the seams, then cover with a waterproofing membrane. If you take short cuts, it will come back to haunt you. It will take a little more work, but will be well worth it. regular drywall is a big no no.

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I knew it was the right thing but I wasnt lookin forward to it..so all day ripping it off and cutting the purple stuff and now i need another 2 sheets to finish it off. first time soldering and it seemed to go right..the stuff melted the flux boiled and the water didnt leak and it seems stuck on there. thanks for pushing me the right way guys

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Re: tub surround backer

I have not heard if you are putting insulation in? The people living with you will love it. Everything is quiter. You want the NON-vapor barrier insulation.

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