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We purchased out house in 2002. Within the first year one tile on the platform around our tub cracked. They repaired with since it hadnt been over a year. It has happened again. I have chipped out the tile and I can see that the tile is over where 2 pieces of wood (not sure what kind) almost meet. The wood that the tile on the front of the platform is on also doesnt quite meet.

I think the tile cracked due to movement of the wood. How can I fix this without tearing everything up?

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· Tileguy
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Is there any support under that seam in the plywood? Doesn't appear to be looking from here. I think I would first use some PL adhesive in an effort to join the two plywoods together, then I would agree a good "stop-gap" temporary repair would be to use 100% silicone as suggested.

But...no more than two years then you have to take it all out and do it the right way - the clock is ticking.:) Promise?:)

By the way...that is also the wrong mesh tape that was used tere.:)
 

· Tileguy
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Pl adhesive?
"PL" adhesive is a premiere construction adhesive, basically the same as Liquid Nails but in my opinion a better product. The label will say PL-200, or PL-400 or something like that. Try to force some in the crack between the two plywood's then smear some on top of the plywood bridging the crack. After that dries...tile it using 100% silicone.:)
 
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