I'm using 1/2" Durock (Hardee brand) in my bathroom around my tub. I've
torn out all the way to the studs, and am prepared to add the vapor barrier.
Problem: Studs are on 16" centers, but the Durock comes in 3' x 5' sheets.
Why? I now need to add additional studs in the wall for the seams. Anyone
else run into this?
I was actually referring to the short sides. The builder came away from the
wall at 16" centers. He didn't put a stud at each corner of the wall. I
was also referring to the 5' length. How imprtant is it to add a brace all
Durock and Hardiboard are not even close. My opinion is that if I want
a quality job I use Durock. You can use Hardiboard but they are not the
same. Durock is available in larger sheets, but 60" is the length of
many bathtubs. If you have a situation where the seam falls between
studs just screw in a piece of wood to join the two sheets. You don't
need to add studs.
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