Kitchen Furniture

Plasterboard how to join a shower enclosure around fiberglass

Showers enclosures fiberglass are deployable units that accelerate a new shower facility. The walls of a shower enclosure, which can be joined or separate, regular rise only a little above the shower. The walls consist in plasterboard and look like any other wall in the home. However, the gypsum boards are a special type called waterproof cement board, which prevents damage develops with time.

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Stand in the struggle fiberglass surround completely installed and stand facing the wall where the faucet. Place a tape measure at the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling and measure down to the upper lip on the shower wall. Record this measure, which is the height.

Place the tape measure in the far corner of the wall and measured horizontally to where finished the shower. Record this measure, which is the width.
Repeat the measurement process with each of the other two walls of the shower enclosure.

Place a piece of drywall water resistant on a flat surface. Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark the width and height of the first wall on it.

Place the blade of a cutter on the pencil line and press firmly. Pull the knife along the perimeter of the line to cut the drywall to the appropriate size. Once you reach the end, fold line and passes back the knife gently along the line again to cut through the protective film.

Repeating the measuring and cutting process for each of the other two walls of the shower.

Put it first piece of drywall on the wall above the shower surround. Put it down on the lip of the shower and then make sure that each side rests on a wooden beam wall.

Secure the drywall to wall studs using screws drywall galvanized 1 ½ inch (3.8 cm). Nails inserted directly in the beam using a hammer and giving them a space of 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) apart.

Repeat the process to attach the other two walls of a shower enclosure.

Applying fiberglass tape at each joint between pieces of wallboard tape and covers the joint compound using a spatula. Wait until the compound is dry to smooth with sandpaper medium grain.

Paint the walls with the desired paint using a roller or brush to get to the corners. After the paint dries, apply a layer of silicone around the line where the top of the walls and drywall together to make them waterproof.