hardibacker screw

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by dde, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. dde

    dde New Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    i'm installing 1/2" hardibacker around my tub and screwed 1/2" furring strips on the studs. the longest screw that hardibacker has is 1 5/8". can i just use other long screws or can i just use roofing nails?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Are the shims well attached to the walls? I'd glue and nail them on, then the screws should be fine. ALterntives are deck screws, but they will be harder to countersink.

    Hot-dipped galvanized roofing nails are possible, but I'd prefer to only use them on a floor, not the wall, although it is an approved method (I think for walls, but I know it is for floors).
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  4. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Dec 30, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY and Fire Island, NY
    I'd say, keep looking, first. I've seen them up to 2 1/2".
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