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Unread 03-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Missing caulk on top of bullnose?

I had a shower/bath combo remodeled about a year ago. The tiles go up to about 8 inches from the ceiling and the top row has the bullnose pieces. While cleaning up there today, it seems there is no caulk between the bullnose pieces and the wall at the top because I can push my nail in the gap. There is caulk everywhere else, on the vertical sides of the tiled shower and along the tub.

Is it supposed to be like that? If there's no caulk up there, wouldn't condensation on the wall from a hot shower trickle down behind the tiles and ruin it over time?
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Unread 03-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome. It depends on what type installation you have but it's not supposed to be open. Fill it with caulk and you'll be good to go.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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I usually grout it when grouting..but caulking it now is fine.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thank you

Thanks for the quick responses. I'll go pick up some paintable kitchen/bath caulk from Lowe's.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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You could just get yourgrouts color matched caulking which they probably have at Lowes then you don't need to paint it.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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sounds like the installer either forgot or was lazy - you know, out of sight, out of mind?
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