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Old 12-25-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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I need some advice on repairing a bad shower tile. It is a 1/2 bottom corner tile that was cracked and loose. The tile was originaly 4" square. It also cracked into 3 pieces although the cracks are very clean. I do not have any extra tiles so I was thinking to reuse the pieces. The wall base was regular drywall, but there is very little water damage. Just some discoloration and the drywallpaper seems a little loose. I was thinking the following.

-epoxy the tile pieces together.
-remove the drywall paper.
-Shellac based sealer on the drywall.
-premade thinset
-install tile
-grout

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Old 12-25-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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Reattach that loose piece using clear silicone caulk----The tile job is failing---start saving for a new wall----Don't you just love to hear that!--Mike--

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Old 12-25-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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The shower stall is at leats 15 years old. This tile has been loose for a while. The previous owner slopepd alot caulk over it so it stayed relatively dry. Just never got arround to dand aiding it. I am planning on rebuilding the shower eventually.
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Yean they probably used greenboard for the shower and now after 15 years the fun begins. Do like oh’mike suggests and start saving for a new wall or complete demo…
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They used regular drywall
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:59 AM   #6
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I'd forget the saving up part and get rid of this now. You'll be lucky if you don't have rotted framing and subfloors the way it sounds.
Waiting will only exacerbate the situation.
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Shower is in the basement on a concrete slab. In this case I am lucky that I have access to the back of the wall. The other side is my unfinished utility room. Suprisingly, the framing is not rotted at all. The moisture must have stayed contained inside the shower. I poked at the sheetrock a little and that corner chipped out easily. I think I will put a small plywood patch in there, reset the tile, and caulk it up. This will buy me some time until I rebuild the shower.

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Shower is in the basement on a concrete slab. In this case I am lucky that I have access to the back of the wall. The other side is my unfinished utility room. Suprisingly, the framing is not rotted at all. The moisture must have stayed contained inside the shower. I poked at the sheetrock a little and that corner chipped out easily. I will think I will put a small plywood patch in there, reset the tile, and caulk it up. This will buy me some time until I rebuild the shower.
Sounds like a best case scenario. Being able to see what's behind, the basement location and the probability it's a secondary shower.
Those details will alter the advice given, substantially.
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