What is the most effective method for securing 12 GO board to a concrete wall with a 1 3/8 inch gap in a DIY tile shower stall in a basement setting?

Asked by Sesinando Nunes
2 weeks ago
Last Updated: May 15, 2024

Hey there! I’m tackling my first DIY tile shower stall and I’m wondering what’s the best way to attach 1/2″ go board to a concrete wall in my basement? I’ve got about a 1 3/8″ gap between the wall and the pan.

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Christelle Jean

Add furring strips that are treated 3/4 inch thick to block the first layer

Eemeli Waisanen

Why isn’t there any mention of insulated walls in this discussion?

Dylan Bonnet

To make the oBoard even with the pan lip, I would secure furring strips to the wall that are thick enough. Place them 16″ apart, similar to wall studs. For your situation, you can rip 2×4’s to a thickness of 7/8″.

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