|Posted by Greg on December 31, 2003 at 08:15:39:|
|In response to Re: Durock in Shower Installation|
No offense toward your friend, but I'd seriously consider another contractor (recommendation at least). I am all for overengineering, but only when there's a benefit. If potential water damage is a concern, then your friend should be using a vapor barrier behind your cbu (cementitious backer unit, aka Durock, hardibacker, etc.), as recommended by most manufacturers.
I do believe it would be a huge mistake not to use reinforcing wire in your mortar bed. If you haven't already done so, please post your same question to the tilemen (and woman) at www.ceramic-tile.com. Good Luck. Greg
: Thanks for the response Greg,
: I�ll have to keep researching the mesh/mortar issue.
: Thanks again,
: : Also, for the mortar floor and floated curb, he indicates that he would never use any type of wire mesh for reinforcement. His arguement: the wire mesh could potentially damage the CPE pan. This goes against everything I've been reading in mortar bed construction. Can you please advise?
: : Thanks,
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