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Old 02-26-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
 
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Repairing/redo of 1930s home bathroom wall


Hey guys. I'm new here and I hope someone can give me some good advice.

My boyfriend and I bought our first home about 2 years ago. It is a 1935 bungalow style house.

The problem that I'm having is that some tiles in the guest bathroom were coming loose from the wall. We recently bought some stuff to repair the tiles.
Well when I removed the tiles it was of course a bigger issue. I knew it would be I was just hoping for an easy fix. Haha.

Well the tiles are glued onto drywall that is now of course soggy and falling apart. I have started removing some tiles to see how much damage there actually is. and it's not all that bad, but the dry wall seems to be moist. There is a little bit of mold and some rolly pollie bugs hanging out. Anyways I removed some of the soggy drywall to check out what was going on behind it and there seems to be another layer of some kind of drywall like material. With what looks like green paint on top of that. It is wet as well and when I went to see what is behind that it just falls apart, almost like sand. And behind that is the original vertical wood paneling (sorry I don't know the technical name for that).

So we have already excepted that we are going to have to remove all the tiles and the soggy drywall and replace it with maybe that cement board and new tiles.
I'm thinking that I need to remove EVERYTHING down to the wood?? and start all new.

I have attached some pics below of the issue....
Maybe I'm being optimistic, but it really looks worse then it seems. most of the darker color is the paper from the drywall I guess. and some of the areas closer to the tiles that have not been removed the drywall isn't soggy and the tiles are still sticking to it.

What should I do. Any tips, ideas, concerns... would be appreciated!
Thanks!!

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Old 02-26-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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You will need to change your permissions to allow people to see your pictures on Google. By default, only you can see them.

It sounds like you had drywall on top of plaster. But is the wood wet? You have a leak. Either plumbing, or water from the outside. You had better fix that first!
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ok, lets try this..
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some more photos...

I hope I don't have any other kind of leak! I don't think that I do do... but maybe its too soon to tell. I think it is all from water seeping through the tiles.
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