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Old 08-02-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Shower bench tile poped out after 3 showers!!???


The new shower that was put in with a tiled bench seat looked great, however after only 3 showers 1 12x12 tile popped up. How do I fix this? I am worried that it will need a total replacement, that I dont have the money to do.

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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Did you put the tile in, or did someone else?

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Someone else put it in
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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1. Call the installer

2. Tell them they have to come fix it, for free.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:47 PM   #5
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lol if I could call him I wouldnt be on this site trying to fix it myself, would I? Thx for your advice.
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In order to know if it will just happen again, it would help to know exactly which wrong way they were installed:
Why can't you contact the installer?
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:53 PM   #7
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lol if I could call him I wouldnt be on this site trying to fix it myself, would I?
Not true. Lots of people with problems come here to learn what's going on so they'll have and idea what might be wrong, and how it should be fixed.

It sounds like you hired a handyman type who has no idea how showers are built. Got a cheap price...did ya? Hate it when that happens cuz when you don't spend enough the first time, it usually ends up costing more than double in the end.

Got pics? Can you tell us what materials went into this shower? We have a good idea what wasn't done right, but it might be something simple since it fail so fast.

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Could be that thinset was applied too dry. Or not enough of it.

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