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Old 04-30-2016, 08:50 AM   #16
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Re: Cheapest way to fix this shower


There was a shower, the pipe runs up the wall, you just cant see it in this pic. I am going to tear all the walls in the shower down to the studs and start fresh
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If this was mine and I was not in a hurry to get it running I would rip it all out to the studs. Update the lines and valves, replaces with cement board, seal with red guard and tile, grout and seal. Do it yourself the right way and you are probably looking at $500 and 15-20 hours of work if you know what you are doing.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:57 PM   #18
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Do it right and rip out that bathtub. The blue bath tub is going to bite you when it's time to sell the place.
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I have no plans on selling, it is just about payed off
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Go ahead, you can do it. Steps just as ChiTownPro and Olcrazy1 stated. Don't use that hoardbord tile-board -- no good for a wet area. I am just a DIYer like you and did a similar (actually much worse shape) bathroom for a friend last summer. If you go to YouTube, you will find lots of videos of the various steps. But be careful --- just because somebody does something on an internet video does not mean its being done the right way. You asked about how to terminate the tile --- yes google "schluter edging strip". The aluminum (or stainless steel) looks, much better than the plastic. Note that height of edging strip has to match height of the tile. Seems to be an old house -- just be warned that walls wont be square, wont be flat, and every time you rip something out, you will look behind it and say "oh my g&$, I wasn't expecting that". At least get the walls flat before putting up the cement board.
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