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Unread 01-12-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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I think I'm out of luck but does anyone know where I can find some 4 1/4 Huntington Tile? The color is Biscuit Glace. Looks like they have gone out of bidness.
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Unread 01-13-2017, 09:03 AM   #2
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I think you're out of luck too, my recollection is that they went out of business 20 years ago.
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Think I threw out the last I had in 79-80, LOL.
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Thanks. I did find that thread Brian linked before posting here.

I tiled a shower years ago, the homeowner says it was in 2002 but I think it was back in the 90's. It is leaking thru the ceiling below and they are wanting me to repair it. The plumber cut a hole in the ceiling and says it's leaking at the drain so the leak wasn't from anything I did (or didn't do).

The job was thru a decorator that has passed away so we have no record of where she bought the tile. I'm not finding anything online so we might have to get the big hammer out and tear it all out.

I appreciate y'alls help.
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Just out of curiosity, if they cut a hole in the ceiling to repair the drain then what has to be repaired on the walls?
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Sorry, I didn't explain very well. The plumber wanted to see exactly what part of the shower the water was coming from so no repair has been done. The hole in the ceiling also shows that the hole in the plywood is cut the same size as the drain. So, apparently the drain was able to push down into the plywood during construction when anyone stepped on it even though I don't remember it doing that. The drain had no support from the plywood. So it could be that the pan liner got pulled on enough to leak from day 1.

A few years after I tiled it the homeowner called me saying there was a crack in the shower floor. The crack went from the drain towards one of he corners. The crack followed the grout joints so I replaced that joint at that time. This puzzled me at the time but now tells me that the plywood was getting wet all along. It took years to saturate the wood enough for it to leak into the ceiling below. I'll know more when I tear it out.

The rest of the shower looks brand new. No caulk in the corners, just grout and nothing has ever been touched up.
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Now your an old guy. Didn't you stick some tile in the crawl space/floor joists?
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If you're talking about extra tiles for repairs, Yes. We left a half box of 4 1/4, a few mud cap and a few cove base but it's not enough. They are thinking about replacing just the pan liner area. Not something I usually do but they plan to remodel the whole bath in about two years. They have two kids in college and so remodeling will have to wait. If I can find enough to redo the lower walls, we could install 2x2's on the shower floor.
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They have two kids in college and so remodeling will have to wait.
You don't take installment payments ?
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Maybe I should start.
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Back when I did shower pan replacements I was seldom able to match the existing tile, and I never tried hard. Use white or something that sort of blends with the old 4-1/4. It's nice if you can use the same size/caliber and line up the vertical joints.
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As a kid helping my dad, he would change out pans quite often. He knew someone at a plumbing shop that kept him with all he wanted. Many times we would go out on a weekend and install one. They were all mud showers back then and he would go back with mud. Still have the cold joint where the new ties in with the old.

I've done a few of them over the years and usually only if they were on a mud bed. With mud walls, it gave me extra thickness to work with. I found it hard to replace the shower bottom on a CBU shower. The folds in the liner bulged everything out so much, makes it hard to get the tile flush with the original tile. If a plumber installed the liner, there's no notching the studs, he would just throw it in.

The tile is biscuit color and they have a wave in them, similar to the old Florida Tile Potters Touch. These are 4 1/4. The homeowner won't except a tile that won't match. I agree with John, I'm not spending a lot of time looking for it. The homeowner has found a website called thisoldtile.com and she has been in touch with them. I believe she will want me to tear it all out if she can't find the old tile. While she is looking, that'll buy me time to get other work done.
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Davy, Huntington was Owned by Color Tile....when it was Sold i believe the GC carpet outlets bought up all the inventory...That was alot of years ago and it would be a long shot but a small possibility...
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Thanks, Todd. I talked to the homeowner today and she said that the folks from thisoldtile.com haven't gotten back in touch with her yet. I don't think she'll have any luck finding it.
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