ABS Tub Surround and CBU Adhesive

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  1. essjay

    essjay New Member

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    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...r-Grab-Tub-Surround-Construction-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.
  2. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    I think LePage PL700 is sold at HD.
  3. essjay

    essjay New Member

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  4. jm66208

    jm66208 Member

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