Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 06-02-2019, 08:10 AM   #46
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
Hi, as stated earlier, the niche is sloped to the wall rather than to the shower. I’m trying to find a solution - either a perfectly sized stainless basket so it sits above the tile, or installing a tile on top of the existing tile to fix the slope. Are there any other solutions I should try? It’s super inconvenient as is.

Thanks,
MT
Attached Images
 
__________________
Mike
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2019, 03:05 PM   #47
Elkski
Took the Schluter part 1 class my team won!
 
Elkski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wasatch front, Utah
Posts: 780
So the niche is always wet? One idea I had was a white or clear glass tile cut to fit that bottom and sloped properly.
__________________
Teddy
Elkski is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-20-2019, 07:13 PM   #48
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
Hi,

The silicon around the niche is failing 6 months in. Do I need a special silicon suitable for steam? One assumes I should fix this ASAP.

Also there’s a weird white substance at the edge of the tile/start of drywall. It’s textured. Any idea what could cause this? My fear is of course that it’s caused by water.

Photos attached. Both sideways for some reason!
Attached Images
  
__________________
Mike
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2019, 09:41 AM   #49
ss3964spd
Moderator
 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairfax, Va
Posts: 2,193
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
What brand caulking did you use there, Mike? You'll need to remove all that, clean the surfaces with something to remove the residue silicone and other gunk, then re-caulk.

As far as the bleed through on the paint, what was the drywall finished with under the paint? Is that spot accumulating moisture at all?
__________________
Dan
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-26-2019, 05:46 AM   #50
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
Hey Dan,

Under the tile there is schluter. Under the paint there is cement board. As you move further into the bathroom the cement board becomes green drywall, but this section is cement board.

There is no moisture, but the crumbling continues to build. I brushed it off/smoothed it out a bit and the texture has returned.

I pulled out the pot lights to look at the ceiling and fortunately there is no moisture that I can see up top.
__________________
Mike
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-26-2019, 06:52 AM   #51
ss3964spd
Moderator
 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairfax, Va
Posts: 2,193
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
The crumbly bit - it's cement board covered with what - drywall compound and then paint or is it covered with thinset mortar and then paint? It almost looks like efflorescence. Is that onna wall or ceiling?

Since silicone caulk don't stick to cured silicone so good ya need to remove and replace all of it, and I'd suggest a different brand than what you have there now.
__________________
Dan
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-26-2019, 05:16 PM   #52
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
Im not 100% sure - I think it was painted directly. Photo before painting.

Photo after painting.

It’s on an exterior wall that has 6mil poly behind it Judging by the baseboard, it seems like the wall may have shifted slightly. Photos attached.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Mike
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-27-2019, 07:20 AM   #53
ss3964spd
Moderator
 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairfax, Va
Posts: 2,193
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
Well, if there's no moisture on the surface of that spot when the shower/steamer is being used, then whatever it is it's being driven out from behind.

How long does it take to show up again after you clean it off? Does it show up when you use only the steamer? Have you tried cleaning it off and NOT using the shower or steamer for a while to see if it comes back?
__________________
Dan
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2019, 07:32 PM   #54
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
Agree it is being driven out from behind. I had not thought to see what happens with no shower/steam use. Will give that a whirl and report back. Thank you!
__________________
Mike
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-30-2019, 07:21 PM   #55
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
My wife has a cold so pausing on the steam is not in the cards right now. Ultimately the question is - how serious is it if there is some water coming through the drywall/cement board? Do I need to tear it out to fix it? Cut open the wall and hope I can see what’s happening?

Edit:there are hairline fractures in the grout. Don’t know how relevant this is.
__________________
Mike

Last edited by Mikefly; 10-31-2019 at 05:05 AM.
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-31-2019, 06:05 AM   #56
ss3964spd
Moderator
 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairfax, Va
Posts: 2,193
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
Don't have a steamer, but do know the positive impact a hot shower can have on ones sinuses.

I think you need to go through the process of elimination, Mike, and certainly before ya start ripping into anything.
__________________
Dan
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-03-2019, 06:21 PM   #57
Mikefly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 33
Had a GC come by. He believes it’s because the tile and grout were not sealed. He re-siliconed some seams and sealed the grout. If that doesn’t work, he suggested cutting out the grout and regrouting. IMO the water is not coming from anywhere except the shower. The wall has never leaked and there is no plumbing in that area.
__________________
Mike
Mikefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steam Shower Questions MNTileGuy Professionals' Hangout 62 09-19-2011 04:47 PM
Newbie Tony's Steam shower project dbennett Tile Forum/Advice Board 21 09-02-2009 10:47 PM
Newbie questions about shower/steam room, seating etc CHARIOTDRIVER Tile Forum/Advice Board 21 04-17-2008 04:47 PM
Mark the newbie Steam Shower project / questions Husker Tile Forum/Advice Board 7 01-13-2007 11:42 AM
Steam Shower Newbie Richard H Tile Forum/Advice Board 3 01-16-2005 05:43 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:34 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC