(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: ABS Tub Surround and CBU Adhesive

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member essjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    23

    Default ABS Tub Surround and CBU Adhesive

    Before I regret a wrong choice...

    Just purchased an ABS tub surround and contrary to their directions, which call for drywall to be used in the tub/shower area, I have used Durock cement board. My own preference is to NOT use any drywall in this area and the CBU is already up and not going anywhere. However, I am having trouble finding an adhesive that is recommended for both ABS and concrete board. Loctite power grab tub surround adhesive states it is NOT recommended for CBU

    http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/pg_...n-Adhesive.htm

    The only adhesive I have found in my web searching that is OK to use with ABS and CBU is a product called PL 700 by LePage in Canada. It is not sold in the US.

    http://lepageproducts.com/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=82

    Can I get some idea as to what has been used successfully by anybody so as a potentail 1/2 day project does not become a regrettable 2 week project when the adhesive doesnt work.
    sj

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hey, I'm Over 50. Multitasking is just my brain short-circuiting.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

  2. #2
    DIY Senior Member dj2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    315

    Default

    I think LePage PL700 is sold at HD.

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member essjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    23

    Default

    Nope. Google 'PL 700 Adhesive' and I get www.homedepot.ca which is Canada.

    Side note. Liquid Nails makes a LN715 (HD) rated for ABS and concrete board BUT...the reviews are not good:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Liquid-Na...stomer_reviews

    This is why I am asking advice.
    sj

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hey, I'm Over 50. Multitasking is just my brain short-circuiting.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

  4. #4

    Default

    It would be bad advice to suggest you do anything but follow the MFG's recommended installation method on this one.

Similar Threads

  1. adhesive for pvc to abs?
    By jpb116 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 08:29 PM
  2. What adhesive bonds to porcelain?
    By engnenk in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2009, 04:06 PM
  3. removing adhesive caulk
    By mathdan in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-25-2008, 12:41 PM
  4. Adhesive
    By statjunk in forum Remodel Forum & Blog
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-09-2008, 04:13 PM
  5. Need ABS to Metal Adhesive/Connection Advice ...
    By Tamara58 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2007, 02:15 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •