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Old 05-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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the tiles on my outdoor bar/bbq fall off every spring!! how can I keep them on?

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in general, many project failures are primarily fail due to sloppy labor OR incorrect material/method selection,,, w/o knowing where you're located, its impossible to either respond accurately OR venture a ' WAG ' too bad you didn't add that information as many of us are fairly decent when it comes to WAG's

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Tell us how it was done---someone will know why it failed--

Pictures help--location also----
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sorry - the bbq/bar tiles that fall off every spring are located in truckee ca. I'm at 6000 ft and the winters are crazy!! I cover the bar but the tiles come loose and fall off anyway. I've tried all the glues and grout and plaster type things I can think of.
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do you have freezing temperatures? do the tiles come off in whole or broken?
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if you're located in a freeze/thaw clime, tile's never recommended,,, expansion/contraction & wtr in the mud/grout will work against you,,, wrong mtls/method for the task @ hand
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What are the tiles bonded directly to? wood? Try a exterior plywood base then cover it with cement board- tape any gaps and apply Hydroban or Redguard ( 2-3 coats). Then thinset your tiles on ( not the premixed crap). They also make color matched 100% silicone that is sanded that you could try and use as grout which would allow for movement but is a chore applying and smoothing it out but might help in your cold area.


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