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How long for dot and dab to dry before tiling

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by rob7475, 9 Nov 2012.

  1. rob7475

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    Hi,

    I've posted the same question in the plastering forum but thought the tilers may know the answer too.

    I am going to plasterboard my bathroom walls using 12.mm board and dot and dab. I will also be using frame fixings through the dot and dab into the brick for extra strength as I'm going to tile the walls using porcelain tiles.

    My question is, how long do I need to leave the dot and dab to dry before I start tiling? I read on another forum that it's 2 weeks - i hope not as I've only got a few days off work to get the bathroom done!!

    I did think about using dry fix foam, but my walls are quite uneven red brick walls so I'm not convinced it'll do the job

    Any advice appreciated.

    Cheers

    Rob

    Read more: http://www.diynot.com/forums/plaste...ab-to-dry-before-tiling.343775/#ixzz2BjON8NB0
     
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    dry line addy sets fairly quick mate, with the addition of mechanical fixings i would give it a minimum 24 hours before tiling, there is going to be a fair bit of weight in the porcelain tiles and if the boards aint set properly you will come unstuck.
    Why not use hardie backer boards around your bath / shower area, much better than mr plasterboard and not much difference in price
     
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    Take it you're using MR plasterboard?

    Deffo use of aquapanel in wet areas, with mechanical fixings (i.e screws with wallplugs) within tiled areas.
     
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    or just use hardie backer and a tanking system
     
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    Or use hardiebacker boards with a tanking system ;) Installation advice here
     
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