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I'm fixing to do a complete rip out and replace with my bathroom. Tub, tile and vanity (I'll keep the toilet). I've done tile before but nothing else with the bathroom.
What am I in for and any helpful tips?
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>>2167719
Doooooo the toilet! At least replace your wax ring and recaulk
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>>2167722
That's a valid point. The toilet is about 5 years old and it's a high efficiency one so it isn't cheap but i can and will replace the wax ring.
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>>2167719
Have a can of insect spray handy. Ants love damp dark areas of wood framing.
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>>2167719
Use appropriate adhesive/mortar for your time, use normal grout (and seal it) and take time to make sure everything lines up in all 3 axes
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>>2168028
For your tile*****
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For tile, do you guys screw down the backer board or mortar it down?
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>>2167719
We need pics, and is this being done on a slab?
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>>2168061
No it's in the second floor so it's on wood.
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>>2168032
Against the wood frame, you’d use screws. I like stainless, with star-shaped (torx) drive heads.
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>>2168156
Can I just use drywall screws?
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>>2168294
Sure. Depending on moisture, they may rust and weaken in 20-30 years. Stainless is for the obsessed, like me.
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>>2168296
Nice. I got boxes upon boxes on deep discount and I'm sure my wife will want to change the tile again before that time frame.
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Here's a tip I learned from the people who built my house: You can save money by grouting the wall tiles onto regular drywall instead of using concrete board.
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>>2168381

thats hack bullshit, your studs are going to warp from moisture
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>>2168381
>regular drywall
>instead of cement board
>at the very least, not using greenboard

Enjoy your mold
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>>2168381
This is a recipient for disaster within a few years.
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>>2168381
Pls say sike
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>>2168384
>>2168386
>>2168403
>>2169499

Guys, I'm pretty sure that post was sarcastic and making fun of the cheap, shitty labor that goes into new construction.
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>>2168294
Never use drywall screws on anything that flexes

They shear right off



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