I'm remodeling our bathroom and am nearly finished taking off the old tile. There is cement board behind the tile around the tub, up about 2 ft or so, which I think needs replacing, at least on the wall with the taps. I can see some mould in one corner of the tub near that wall.
Along the edge of the tub wall (below the lip of the tub), the metal corner (sorry -- don't know the name of this) is rusted, and the wall (which goes in about 2") has disintegrated -- might have been a piece of drywall, not sure. This only goes up the height of the tub, the rest is fine.
So here are my questions:
- How do I fix that metal corner and the wall? I would like to avoid removing the tub if possible.
- What is the best way to remove the cement board? i have read either remove the screws (although I can't find them all) or bash it with a sledgehammer -- I'm afraid to bash it in and hit the pipes or something.
- Do I need to replace all of the backer board, even if other sections are in ok condition?
Thanks so much in advance for your patience. :) This was supposed to be a simple remodel project but it has grown in scope! I'm a bit of a newbie at this but open to learning as much as possible.