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This Old Trap House: Wonk Saggin Edition


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21 minutes ago, Dark_Knight said:

@mr.yuckshould fireplace tile be level with the flooring our is it ok to be raised a little bit?

 

It's okay to be raised a little bit. If it really bothers you, you can install a reducer threshold from the tile to your floor to ease the transition.

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35 minutes ago, Dark_Knight said:

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Yeah. Pretty much. I was super pissed but after looking at it last night I think I'm only gonna have to pop up 6 tiles. I'm just gonna have to carve up the drywall from the room on the other side of the wall and do all of my repairs from back there.

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You're not stupid. I sometimes forget other people don't do this all day.

 

Reducer threshold is used to make a more gradual transition between 2 floors of different levels.

 

One side is skinnier which would go over the tile and then the fatter step down side would go on top of your wood floor.

 

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I do not have pics yet, but last night while I was at the lady's place, I noticed her shower tile has separated from the wall.  Hasn't fallen off, yet, and that's what I want to prevent.  My first thought, was water damage or a leak in the wall has caused the separation. But I do not see any water damage anywhere, and since she lives in a condo, I would think her neighbor  below would have said something by now considering she has lived there since 2020.  

 

So, if the mud is just old and weak or just bad work that took 20 years to show and not water damage which I hope I do not have to sheetrock.  

 

My question is, can I just remove the tile and re-set it and we should be good ??

 

The tile is 12" Ft. Sq.  Marble.  The next time I go over to here place, (next Sunday) I will take a photo or 2 and post.

 

Need y'alls expertise since some of you have a wider stance in this department than I.  

 

edit:   Thought I would add this.

 

 

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@ndvif her tile surround is set using drywall in the shower, that shit was done wrong from the jump. A wet area like that should never use drywall as a substrate. Does that stop people from doing it? Hell no. People do that shit all the time. 

 

The tile on the back wall of my master bath where the vanity goes is set on drywall, but it's not a wet area like a shower.

 

There is a good chance that the downstairs neighbor doesn't know. It could be a pinhole leak spraying a fine mist of water onto the back of the drywall. The drywall will just soak the water up, weaken, and eventually fail.

 

Pics or it didn't happen.

 

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@mr.yuck

 

Your words are exactly what I thought.  But yes, to answer one issue, they used dry wall and not hardy board.  I explained that part to her as well, that's why I was wondering if it's just a poor job and with inferior materials for the wet area that has now taken its toll.  

 

I also included in the rework that if this backing is dry wall, it will need to be replaced with hardy board to be done right.  If not then the se results will happen years down the road.  Side note, she doesn't plan on selling the place so I told her, "then it needs to be done right".  

 

So I guess all in all, I will need to replace the backing and then I can re lay the tile?  

 

 

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4 hours ago, mr.yuck said:

Yep. And when you tear it all down, look for that leak.

 

I will, one thing I left out. Is the buildings maintenance guy (handy man) was trying to install bathtub fixture for her some time ago.  He basically forgot to turn off the water so water shot all over the place.  I am beginning to suspect that is the culprit of the tile coming off.  But if the shower had hardy board from the start, then the that incident shouldn't be where we are at today, right?

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2 minutes ago, mr.yuck said:

Depends man. They could have used really shitty mortar, too. They sell some $5 bags at Lowe's that are guaranteed to fail. How long has she been there?

 

2yrs.  Building was built 2001.  I belive she is the 3 owner. 

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So here is the issue at hand.  As you see the tile is separating from the wall.  

 

Basically, the Lady wants me to remove the tile and retile the wall.  Any suggestions on tools and technique to go about doing this ?

 

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4 inch angle grinder diamond blade

 

A few sizes of hole saws for tile

 

There are different trowel sizes for different tile sizes

 

Drills 

 

Razor knife

 

Spacers

 

Tile scorer

 

Mixing paddle

 

Measuring tape

 

Chalk line

 

Circle saw

 

 

 

Don't do porcelain tile. It's hard as fuck to cut.

 

Good luck.

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Still fuckin around in what used to be the upstairs apartments kitchen. Been a year lol. I was planning on going over this whole wall with new sheet rock but after the homie said it was a retarded idea to finish a wall then replace a window and move all the electrical outlets around I believed him. Commence massive demo but it’s going ok and makes a whole lot more sense to break it all down to studs and insulate right since it is in fact a exterior wall. 

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