Replacing drywall without removing tile through an interior wall
As others have noted, a picture would help - could be that the paper facing of the water resistant drywall is the only substrate holding everything together.
If this is just a "temporary" repair you may be able to get by adhering a layer of cement fiber backer board to the back of the tile with construction adhesive, and then adhering the backer board to the studs with a bead of adhesive - a sufficiently thick layer of construction adhesive may be able bridge irregularities in the surface you are bonding to, and then set up "hard" enough to hold everything together.
This of course is very wrong as as a ceramic tile installation technique, but it might be the simplest way to hold everything together for two years.
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Last edited by Michael Thomas; 08-03-2009 at 08:59 AM.