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SECTION 2512 - USE OF GYPSUM IN SHOWERS AND WATER CLOSETS

When gypsum is used as a base for tile or wall panels for tub, shower or water closet compartment walls (see Sections 807.1.2 and 807.1.3), water-resistant gypsum backing board shall be used. Regular gypsum wallboard is permitted under tile or wall panels in other wall and ceiling areas when installed in accordance with Table 25-G. Water-resistant gypsum board shall not be used in the following locations:

1. Over a vapor retarder.

2. In areas subject to continuous high humidity, such as saunas, steam rooms or gang shower rooms.

3. On ceilings where frame spacing exceeds 12 inches (305 mm) on center.

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