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Thread: Shower questions

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    DIY Member elgato's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Phoenix, AZ

    Default Shower questions

    I am installing a Swanstone base bedded in Structolite with cultured surround over green board.

    1. Is moisture/mold resistant drywall fine for this app?

    2. Would insulation in the interior and exterior walls be ok? If so, what types?

    3. Do you recommend a vapor barrier? If so, what kind?

    4. Does anyone water seal the studs with a product like Thompson's?

    Thank You

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    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    San Diego


    I think thompsons on the studs is a waste. Greenboard, or even regular drywall is fine as a substrate for completely impervious wall material like swanstone. NOT fine for tile.

    A vapor barrier is not really appropriate in this situation. Just insulate the walls.


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