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Unread 02-05-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
scott anthony
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removing shower tiles

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The question I have is on removing shower tiles.
I have done a million floors, but the group work for don't mess with showers. The few I have done seem to be in very good shape other than some of the simple tricks I picked up here.

My question is: I have never removed a shower job that has the deep bull nose. It looks to be 1/2 thick. If I ever do one what can I expect to find behind this protruded wall of tiles. It looks to have a backer over sheet rock then tile, or maybe tile over tile, I would hope not. In any case case does it usually result in total demo?
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Unread 02-05-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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It is possible could chip the tiles off of the CBU but unlikely IMHO. Your best bet is to get the layer of CBU off the sheetrock. In this case you could potentially salvage the sheetrock. Personally, I would take it down to the studs and start over in this case. Sheetrock has no place in a shower ( OK maybe the ceiling...)

In the event you have a mud job , get a chipping hammer and attempt to pop the tiles off the base. In some cases the mud base will be solid enough to reuse.

Otherwise, you're in for a mess tearing out the mud and lathe.

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So it sounds like in most cases a mud job. I have never seen one done other than on TV. Iv done mud jobs in floors, it must be similar materials. If I leave the mud in tack that would limit my choice of new tile wouldn't it? I have no problem ripping it all out. I guess I will eventually get to a stud wall or furring block wall and then build it out with what I read to some similar posts. I'll be OK there. I just want to know what to expect at the demo end.

While I'm here how would they mud the wall to come out with even lines on the edges? Seems to me they would have to frame it in around the edges with 1/2 strips and then remove them after the mud has set. How close was I?

If there are any pictures of a mud job wall I would like to see them.
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