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Old 09-05-2009, 04:30 PM   #16
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Thanks so much, Bud! I just went over the little holes with some grout with my finger. And I scraped away the grout in the corners as best I could using a scraper and a screwdriver, but I could only seem to get it sort of flush with the tiles as opposed to getting it out of the cracks. Now you have me a little worried about it
Also, I'm guessing I should dig out some of the grout around the corner shelves and caulk there too?


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Old 09-05-2009, 05:10 PM   #17
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OK, I felt like a wuss after my last post saying I couldn't get the grout out of the corners, so I went in there with a utility knife and am doing much better. I feel like much more of a man now

I still have the questions about the corner shelves though. I'm assuming I want to caulk them but I just want to make sure, since in this case it would end up being caulk on top of grout since the gaps are wider, and I had to put a ton of grout behind the shelves. Thoughts?

Thanks again, I'm approaching the finish line!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #18
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Don't know that I have ever had an issue with corner shelves, I never gave it a thought until you mentioned it but I always caulk them too. The thing is...they are installed with thinset. Maybe just lucky all these years.

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OK, I felt like a wuss after my last post saying I couldn't get the grout out of the corners, so I went in there with a utility knife and am doing much better. I feel like much more of a man now
Funny!

You can buy a "grout saw" at the home centers that will make grout removal much easier if the grout lines are wide enough to accept the saw blade.

Caulking-over grout doesn't do any good and doesn't change the fact that the corner is rigid and is likley to crack with movement. The bigger issue is...If the corner does crack, will it stop with cracking only the grout or will the strain also crack the nearby tiles. Who knows?

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