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Old 06-21-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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My contractor butted up the corners in the shower is that right or do I have to rip the wall out and retile. Very hard to grout with no corner space . I can only caulk it .
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yes you should caulk it, grout will not stay in a corner too long.
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Should there have been a 1/16 gap at the corner or butted up tile is correctly installed
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yes there should be a small gap to accept caulk and for movement. good possibility of tiles cracking in the future if it is too tight.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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I may have to replace the wall some look tight
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Should I leave it and hope for the best
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You shouldn't have to redo the whole wall. You can always cut a relief space in with a mini or roto tool and mini masonry disc bit thing if you are panicked.
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Thanks for your input appreciated
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Leave it alone for now it may be just fine. Other than that I would agree with Mike 100%. Caulk it and forget it.
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