drywall question on my new house....

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  1. Philip_G

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    they did the drywall this week, and in one of the bathrooms (spare) they used the green aquaboard all around the tub and behind the sink...
    in the master bath, they only used the green aqua board above the shower on the end with the shower head, the other 2 sides above the tub surround it's just regular white drywall, seems to me it should be green stuff all the way around, but I really don't know.

    What do you guys think? no big deal, or complain about it? I'd post pics but with no lighting anywhere the bathrooms are kind dark.
     
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    Yes, typically, green board is used wherever water may splash onto the surface or condensate may form. I ALWAYS use green board around showers........a real no brainer.
     
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    I'll bitch about it then.
    didn't seem right not to go all the way around the shower. I wonder what code says.
     
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    Just going by what you've said, it sounds as if the drywall contractor is trying to skimp on product. He probably charged your general contractor for the greenboard all the way around as well.

    I'd make them change it.
     
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    Philip,

    Is this going to be a ceramic tile shower? If so, you don't want green board or regular sheet rock - neither is waterproof. If it's supposed to be a tile shower, I would want at least concrete backer board with something waterproof behind the backer board and attached to the studs.

    You might want to check out johnbridge.com for more info on shower construction. Good luck with the new house.

    Theresa
     
  6. Philip_G

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    the paperwork is up for an inspection today, we'll see if the inspector says anything about it then bring it up if no change is made.
     
  7. Jim Sentry

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    IMHO Greenboard is used wherever considerable dampness may be present. Even if tile or marble surrounds are used greenboard should be the underlayment.

    Some scummy builders try to nickel and dime everything.
     
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    This is exactly what I did when I converted the bath into a bath/shower. I used 3/8" concrete backer board over a layer of aquabar paper. Then applied tiles directly to the concrete backer board. So far, so good. Make sure they seal the grout as this is just as important as your underlayer material.
     
  9. Philip_G

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    it's not going to be tiled. Sorry, thought that was clear since I mentioned the shower surround in the first post, that went up way before the drywall.
     

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