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Unread 01-07-2006, 11:42 AM   #6
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Sorry CX, I'm with Bob on this one. It's a common method up here & I've seen way too many with hideously ugly grout cracks up against the wood.
Once it cracks, it invites more water straight down to the plywood & around the fasteners (which penetrate the sealer protection on the wood). The more the water affects the wood edge or plywood... the bigger the crack... which lets more water in... viscious cycle.

A year or two may be ok, but the ten, twelve, fifteen year jobs I've seen look really bad.
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