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Thinner and wider in most cases. You can use same if needs be. Correct term is 'Scrim Tape' and is cheap and can be bought for under ?10 a roll. BUILDCENTER, JEWSONS, TravisPerkins is a good place for it. Even B&Q do it but if you go in and ask for it they will look at you like you have just asked for moon rock!
I have a 5x20 room off my basement which sits under my front porch. All four walls of the room are cement block all the way up to the ceiling which is the cement slab from the porch above. There is a wood ceiling in the room that has gotten wet from leaks above. Is it safe to remove the wood joists and plywood in that room, fix the leaks and replace it? This doesn't support any weight from the slab above, does it? I assume that it was probably used as the bottom of the form when the slab was poured. Also, when I replace the ceiling, can I attach the ledger board using concrete sleeve anchors? Can these be fastened into the block wall? I'm not sure if they are hollow or have been filled with gravel or concrete. I plan on using the ledger board to fasten joist hanger to and frame back up my ceiling for insulation and wiring. The current ledger is attached with masonry nails. Any thoughts?
Your ceiling may very well be no more than the bottom forms for the slab, but you really need to make sure. Attempting to seal the concrete slab from the underside isn't advisable. Concrete draws moisture, so you will always have a seepage problem after you're finished. I'd suggest sealing the slab on the surface and make sure it quit weeping before proceeding with the remainder of your project. Not all concrete blocks are filled. To secure your ledger board I'd suggest using a lag bolt with a lead spread type toggle. Drill into the block and insert to lead, which will hold the lag bolt. Hope this has been some help. Good Luck
nan
If brm means Bedroom..... And it is going to be used just for that , I would put up greenboard ( a type of drywall used in bathrooms ) . Are you going to be doing the walls ,floor to ceiling ? And it also sounds like you are covering the ceiling too. ? Sounds kinda strange What are you going to use the room for?
Help? Do I just lay new thinset on top or what?
You have a few options. Best remove all the old board and start again or to hand scrape the old thin set off but it is a lot of work. If the old thin set is fairly flat and no big gaps when thin set came up with tiles, then you can sweep the area well ( use a power-full shop vac) and smooth coat thin set between the ridges of the old trowel marks and let dry for a few days. If you have lots of big gaps, you may need to pour a self leveling compound over the whole area to make it flat again. This isn t hard, just messy if not done right. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check my qualifications there. GL.
I'm putting in a new tub surround this weekend (gutting the bathroom wall and starting from scratch). After I put cement board on the studs and install the tub surround, there will be a space about foot high between the surround and the ceiling. The cement board will be exposed. Can I paint the cement board so it matches the colors of the bathroom? Do I need to buy special paint or something? Obviously, I've never done this sort of thing before and I appreciate any advice I can get.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Can I paint Cement Board? I'm putting in a new tub surround this weekend (gutting the bathroom wall and starting from scratch). After I put cement board on the studs and install the tub surround, there will be a space about foot high between the surround and the ceiling. The cement board will be exposed. Can I paint...
should I use cement board or a leveling compound for my tile flooring?
Cement board is the best. It will help the floor stay true and will help the grout from cracking. Tiles will not come lose from the hardi-backer or wonder board as easy as leveling compound. And it helps to keep moisture down also.
Or only where the ceramic tile floor will be installed. Should the pan just sit on the 5/8 wood subfloor?
You can place the pan over the subfloor. You need to set the pan in mortar.
i'm going to be putting in durock in my shower? what kind of screws do i use? do they have cement board screws?
Anodized drywall screws