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Posted by David on April 22nd, 2003 05:56 PM
In reply to Cultured Stone Installation by BJ on April 22nd, 2003 03:33 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Hi BJ,

As to the backer, because you are going over drywall, nailing like crazy won't do any good, because only a few will hit wood behind the drywall. I'd suggest going with 1/2" HardiBacker instead of Durock because of this; I think it has more "stand-alone" internal strength than the Durock. Find your stud locations prior to installation, use lots of construction adhesive, and screw the backer to the studding every 4 to 6 inches(through the drywall). Be sure to check the construction adhesive you get will adhere well to cementious products.

So long as your stud centering is every 16" or less, a good construction adhesive bond between the drywall & backer will take care of the interim areas where nailing won't work.

What type of cultured stone are you looking for info on?

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