How to drywall up to shower?

Old 03-17-17, 07:34 PM
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How to drywall up to shower?

Greetings everyone! My new basement bathroom is coming along- I'd like to do the drywall myself but one area I have no idea how to tackle is this small wall that's in place just to support the shower. The shower flange comes up to the corner of the 2x4. Does drywall typically go over the flange? And I'll have two exterior corners to deal with here - do they need corner bead? Should I add another 2x4 to make it come out a bit from the shower depth? In short - how does this work? Thanks!
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Old 03-17-17, 08:26 PM
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If it was me, I would add one more stud so you have something to nail your corner bead to. You can drywall over the flange, but I wouldnt.

First of all put cardboard in the bottom of the shower and cover the shower with plastic to protect it... tape all the edges so nothing gets in. Make sure the bottom of the shower is clean, with no debris that would scratch it.

I would stop the drywall at the flange and then fill the edge of the shower flange with durabond. It is a setting compound that is more resistant to moisture. Once the gap has been filled so that it is flush with the drywall, tape with fiberglass tape and use durabond again.
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I've always seen the drywall run up to the shower and over the lip but stopping just short of the surround. If the drywall has the factory cut or is cut nice and straight it just gets caulked after the drywall is finished. If the end is jagged you'd flat tape it, again caulking when finished. I've never seen any issues finishing it this way provided the caulking and paint is maintained.

I agree with adding a stud. You might also want to add framing behind where the cabinet will go.
Protecting the shower is important, even more so if you use Durabond!
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One more in the mix. You could face each stud with a strip of 1 1/2" wide x 1/4" lattice all the way around,sitting it at the top of the flange protrusion, including the new stud you are adding and run the sheetrock from ceiling to about 1/4" from flange curve, then caulk the gap.

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