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Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by marky9074, 2 Oct 2007.

  1. marky9074

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    Hi guys,

    Just ripped out the tiles around the bath and sink of a nine year old house which is dry lined/studded wall...

    Tiles mostly come off OK around sink with no damage, but around bath just had to admit defeat and pull off the board. Behind I see it was dot n dabbed....

    Now, if you can image, I have a nice hole in the plasterboard at tile level. I am wondering if I can offer up some board and slot it in and plaster in the gaps, or if it would be prudent to take the board back to ceiling level and start again. It is going to be tiled over complete to the top, and I was intending to get someone in to skim over the ceiling, so would assume that he would be able to cope with some of the larger gaps...

    Any suggestions....

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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    It’s possible to cut back & make a repair by letting in & re-plastering but it's going to be fiddly. If it’s around the bath, I would take it off right up to the ceiling & start again but use Aquapanel rather than PB & tile straight onto that.
     
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    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for the reply. I came to that conclusion myself earlier today, but whilst I was working I thought I could make this good, and I have some pretty nice square lines now. Trouble is if I battened and reboarded it is well within my capabilities...but if I attempt a repair I will be out on a limb....

    Mark
     
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    I've been reading and reading posts on the subject and realise that aquapanel is the best bet, with battens etc.

    Now, as I read that aquapanel must be battened, can an alternative like moisture resistant gyproc be put in place with gripfill/adhesive etc?

    Also, maybe a dumb question....the good areas of plasterboard have a good two or three coats of paint from over the years...can this be tiled over?

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark
     
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    aquapanel does not have to be fixed to battens.
     
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    Oh... I was reading a post and the guy spoke directly to Knauf who were adamant that it must be battened..... all the better if not....
     
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    OK, I am stripping back to the ceiling...it is actually going quite well as there seems to be a lack of dabs of dobs up there....

    Mark
     
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    we d & d it to the wall first then drill and fix through the dabs once they have set. the dabs merely act as spacers to give a perfect upright board.

    because the dabs are compressible, they are an easy and quick way to fit an upright board to an out-of-plumb wall.

    the dabs (dry wall adhesive) do offer some grab, certainly enough to secure the board, until fixed mechanically.
     
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    Exactly how I did mine on an extreamly rough wall!
     
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    Cheers guys...much appreciated.....

    Even though my house is only nine years old...pretty alarmed how out of plumb the walls are and can see why they d 'n' d it......

    Will be good for me to learn a new trick anyway..
     
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    well you get this hat and then get this long earred bunny, stuff the bunny in the hat........... :LOL:
     
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