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Unread 12-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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retile or tear out shower pan

Been to this forum many times for info, but just registered and this is my first time posting. I've been doing gen. construction and lots and lots of tile for about 28 years, but have somehow mostly avoided shower pan issues. Poured my first two pans a few years ago after much research on this site (thanks) and so far so good. I have a question about a possible repair. The house was built in the seventies. A rarely used shower stall (2nd bathroom) has a few row of bottom tiles that need to come out, but while I was looking at it I noticed a crunching under my feet. The tile on the pan is loose. It's typical 70s mosaics being held together very well by the grout. But it wants to come out, and from the sound of it, pretty easily. I guess my question is has anyone out there removed and retiled a pan without ripping out the whole thing? Of course, I wouldn't know what kind of shape it's in till I take those tiles off, but just wondering if it's been done. Seems like a reasonable proposition...thanks.
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it may be able to be 're-tiled"..... but I would be more concerned about it leaking.What is the pan made of? is is sloped? Solid? weep hole plugged? ect ect.
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Welcome, Pammie.

We'd need a good bit more information to be of much help, but in general making substantial tile repairs to a shower of that age is not something likely to be much recommended.

If you can answer Eric's questions and tell us more about the construction of the shower it would be helpful. Even more helpful might be some photos, which you can attach using the paper-clip icon above the Reply dialog box.
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