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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 10:37 PM
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Greenboard is illegal for new construction in three days
Heads up, DUers: the International Residential Code, which is accepted in 34 states, will not recognize moisture resistant drywall (aka "greenboard") for use in wet areas as of January 1, 2006. They claim that the paper is the "perfect food" for mold and the gypsum breaks down when you get the board wet.

The code specifies 1/2" cement board impregnated with mold inhibitor, which is now used as tile backer, as the replacement for greenboard.
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 10:40 PM
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1. good to know as I am doing a complete bathroom tear out and
would need to have the original board replaced ...which dates to the late 60's...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 11:47 PM
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2. i used cement board in a tile repair in our master bath
it was surprisingly easy to work with so no worries
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 10:31 AM
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3. we used cememnt board when we redid our bathroom floors, i agree
very easy to work with, you just need a good drill.
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SW FL Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 01:12 PM
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4. Same here
If I can lay the cement board, anyone can.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 04:36 PM
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5. Cement board is waaaaay better than greenboard ever thought about being!
And its easy to work with. And best of all, tile sticks to it better than any sort of smooth face board.
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