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Old 03-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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shower tile repair

Our hose was built in about 1970. It settled some after it was built and some of the base tiles in the shower cracked. I want to remove them all (because I can't match them) and replace them with something that will compliment the room.

How hard a job will this be? I figure I can get them out easy enough with a concrete chisel, and I've got a multi tool that does great on grout (this started out to just be a job to fix some cracked grout...)

Anyway, the tile isn't thinset. One on the threshold came out, and it was attached to brick with about 3/8 inch of mortar? I can cut the tiles with a diamond blade in the multi tool (only need to cut 4, probably). What concerns me is getting them all plumb with the wall and not spaced too far down. Trying to decide if I can DIY or if I need a pro. I've done grout before, but never set tiles in mortar.


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Old 03-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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Post is a little confusing to me, one place you say your removing them all, then just 4.
One place it's the wall, the next your working on a wall.
Got any pictures?
An ossilating saw is a great tool for removing grout, not so for removing the tile if it all has to go.


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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Just 4 need to be cut (one in each corner). The rest of the wall stays, because it's fine, it's just the base that needs to be replaced.

It just looks like a 1970's tile wall in shower.
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