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Jarhead

09:08AM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 11/04/01
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I have a 6 yr old home. The tile behind the shower directly above the shower pan and grout have started coming off. It appears that the drywall is NOT green rock and looks as if mildew is all over it. Should I take it all down and replace the drywall w/green rock?

DH

02:22PM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
yes or better yet install tile backer

Jay J

03:33PM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Jarhead,

DH is right. Green Board is better used for full-surround setups or for areas in the bathroom that won't come (or won't potentially come) in direct contact w/water. Go w/backerboard.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless AMerica!

tygar663

03:57PM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 11/04/01
14 lifetime posts
Cement board, wonder board, durorock is the only way to go. be sure to remove enough tile to get a good the cement board nailed to the wall without nailing threw the shower pan, also check to make sure someone else didnt nail it either. put the smooth side out and good luck...
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