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Old 08-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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holes in tub/shower tile for spout/handles

Tile is up over hardibacker/RedGard. What do I do with the gaps between "pipes" and edges of tile? Water won't get past the Redgard into the walls, but don't you want to keep the water from getting behind the tile? Should you grout the hole? Don't worry about it and let the little cover do-hicky protect it? Caulk it?



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Old 08-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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The escutcheon plate will keep the water at bay.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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I like to 100% silicone that hole shut. Like this
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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Welcome, Barb.

You need to attach your photo using the Manage Attachments feature below the Reply dialog box.

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Old 08-01-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think the silicone looks like what I need.

I will try again to post the pic, just for practice! (Tried again - "upload failed" message.)
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:27 PM   #6
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How big in bytes is/are the pics your trying to upload?

Use whatever software is available to you to cut the total byte size of each pic before you try to upload it/them.

I use simple ol' MS paint and either the Image > Stretch/Slew or Attributes functions after placing a pic file in the software.... then I save the pic from Paint as a jpeg file.... then I upload the jpeg file from the it's saved area to the forum.

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