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Old 03-14-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Tile to tile temporary solution


First post here. Thought I would bounce this idea of you all. I am about 2 months away from starting a kitchen and bathroom renovation in a DC row house. The upstairs bath tiles are starting to leak around the base of the tub. The prior owner of the house actually put wood around the edge of the tub to fill in a big gap, then sealed it with silicone. Now, it is leaking and looks like mold may be present. So, what I want to do is a temporary tile layer over the existing tile just on the first row of tile above the tub. THis will be for about 3-4 months while I demo the kitchen and install a half bath with shower on first floor. Then will demo upstairs bath. Can anyone recommend an adhesive that will secure another row of ceramic tiles on top of an existing row? Will construction adhesive work? Appreciate any ideas...
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
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For a temporary fix--were water is a problem--I suggest you use silicone caulk as an adhesive.

For a neat application have a spray bottle of Greased Lightning or 409 handy. After putting a continuous
bead of caulk around the back of each tile(and some dabs in the center)-gently press the tiles into place.

Silicone will stick to any clean-DRY surface--DRY? Did say that?

After all tiles are set--lightly spray the area with your soapy cleaner--Spray your hand--Wipe the squeeze out with your finger--the silicone will stay where you wanted it and NOT stick to any of the soapy surfaces.----Mike---

You may want to do an experimental silicone and spray job first--however it doesn't take much to get a neat job.
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Just curious, what neighborhood of DC are you in? We are up in Manor Park, north of Petworth.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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Temporary Solution: You could use a tension shower rod with plastic shower curtain on the side wall to keep water from hitting it. If it involves more than one wall plastic sheeting attached to the walls above the level of the shower head down into the tub might work. Not pretty, but it would keep the water off the area. Just pull it away from the wall and give the trapped moisture a chance to dry when not in use.
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