enter image description hereenter image description here so the cement board and tub flange are not flush the flange sticks out a quarter to half inch on shower wall and at least an inch above it

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    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvements. Those images are really hard to see; would you try to post better ones? – Daniel Griscom Feb 27 at 13:42
  • Anthony, please take the tour so you know what's expected of you when you post on this network. "Thank you" comments are discouraged. – isherwood Feb 27 at 20:10

The framing should've been brought out to 1/2" (or slightly less) from the flange face. The only correct solution here is to remove the cement board, shim out the framing, and reinstall it.

A gap is common, though an inch is fairly large. It can probably be filled with mortar if it's not repaired when the framing is fixed.

  • Couldn't I just add a generous amount of thinset I already covered up the Gap with foam there's just a slight angle to itwhen I put the tile up to the wall at the bottom – Anthony Tomasetti Feb 27 at 17:48
  • That "slight angle" will look amateurish and lazy. If you're ok with that, yes, you can do that. I would not. – isherwood Feb 27 at 18:03
  • So I took out the bottom cement board but what about the top one won't I have to adjust that also or just the bottom board – Anthony Tomasetti Feb 27 at 21:40

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