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Unread 07-01-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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"Better Bench" shower bench installation


I have a typical "1994 production builder" shower...i.e. 4.5" White Porcelan tiles over some type of moisture resistant drywall.

My wife wants a very small shower bench installed (so she can put her foot on whilst shaving). Better Bench (www.innoviscorp.com) looks like a great solution.

Manufacturer instructions have you remove some wall tiles, screw the bench into the sub-wall, and re-thinset and install tiles.

My problem: I pulled off one of the "leg" tiles on the wall of the shower and found the sub-wall to be full of mousture and to me, felt like it could crumble if I jostle it too much.

Is the wet rated drywall strong enough for me to remove a couple of tiles, or am I better off drilling holes though some tiles, installing the bench and tiling over the bench?

I plan drill through the tiles...Is this a bad move?


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Unread 07-01-2004, 05:54 AM   #2
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Hi Ted, Welcome.

I'm sorry, but you have a "sheetrock shower." I think your little project has just grown. I don't try to repair them. I rip them out and re-build them using better materials.
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Unread 07-01-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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Sorry to say, By the sounds of things if you don't tear it all out now and start again using the right materials, It could cost you a fortune later on.

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