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Old 01-18-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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I have a concealed bath/shower valve. It is vertical and there is a vertical tile joint that runs throught the middile of it (top to bottom). I noticed at first that the grout on the tiles at this joint started to crack, and then the tiles started to protrude out and cracked and the valves face plate is sitting slightly slanted, as though something is forcing the tiles out at the joint. My bathroom fitter has removed the tiles and retiled. After a month I have noticed that the grout is cracking again and the tiles seem to be forcing out at the joint again. When I place a long spirit level on the wall, its not flat any more. Its like where the joint is, it is protruding into a v shape. Hope this makes sense and someone can help.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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Ayuh,...

It sounds like you need to talk to your Plumber,+/ or your Carpenter before you call your Tiler back....

The Problem sounds deeper than just the Tiles.....
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:34 AM   #3
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Time to make an access hole in the wall behind the faucet. Probably have to anchor your faucet valves much better than is now happening
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Thanks for your replys. I forgot to mention that when they last removed the tiles the young guy that helps said that it was wet behind the tiles that where removed. I have looked on the ceiling below and there is no water marks. I was thinking if there was perhaps a leak, would it not show through on the ceiling below? Also where the tiles are bulging outwards at the grout joint (which runs vertically upwards, through the middle of the valve plate), I have noticed that it is slightly bulging out nearly all the way up to the ceiling (from the top of the bath up to the ceiling), almost as though there is a slight mound underneith. I found this out by laying a spirit level accross the wall all the way up and the spirit doesnt sit flat. It wobbles from side to side????
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I forgot to mention that when they last removed the tiles the young guy that helps said that it was wet behind the tiles that where removed.
Ayuh,... That shoulda been a Dead Give-a-way......

It's Leaking,+ needs to be Fixed....

It's just not leaking Enough to show up downstairs Yet.....
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The thing that is puzzleing me is that the bathroom has been fitted for 2 years in March so I thought that it would have shown by now. Another thing I was thinking, do you think it could be the hot pipe expanding?
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Nope,... I think it's Leaking....
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Ok thanks for your help!!
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