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Unread 09-24-2021, 07:00 PM   #5
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Are you saying there's tar paper behind the mudded walls? Or are you assuming there is? Many of those old mud showers have the lath fastened right to the studs. Then a scratch coat and the finish brown coat.

We use to tear out the floor, curb and bottom 12 inches of the walls (1 row of tile in your case). Replace the pan, then mud and tile it back. Haven't done one in years but like you said, tying in the waterproofing is nearly impossible to do, if it has waterproofing.

Have you got left over tiles to patch it back in?

As far as patching the hot mop, I've never done it. Looks to me like, if the hot mop is rotting in one spot, it's probably rotting all over. I wouldn't patch it, I'd replace it.
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