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Old 10-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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I am in the process of replacing a lug back ceramic corner shelf. I have removed and cleaned the opening in the tile.

When I test fit the new replacement dish, I can see the shower walls are not square. One side of the dish fits great, but as the attached picture shows, there is a large gap on the opposite side, especially at the corner.

I am looking for ideas for attaching with such a large gap. My plan is to use thin set, but I have doubts about filling such a large gap with thin set.

I appreciate any suggestions!
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:35 AM   #2
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Your best adhesive for that is 100% silicone caulk----not thinset---tape for a couple of days before you trust it--silicone that deep will take a while to set up---

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Ducky,

I'd prefer to use thinset, but silicone will work too. I guess cuz I'd be more likely to have thinset handy and ready. I'd only use silicone if installing it was an after-thought using a flat-back fixture direct on the tiles.

You should split the difference with the poor fit. You could also cut some of the back of the corner dish to make it work better if you had a wet saw handy.

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