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Unread 06-15-2020, 03:32 PM   #1
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Gap between tile and shower drain

I've been ignoring this for a while and really need to fix it. I assume there was grout there at one time and it cracked and went down into the pan. What are my repair options without removing the drain? I do have left-over tile from the original install.
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Unread 06-15-2020, 04:09 PM   #2
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Tile looks pretty close. I would clean it up a bit, mix some some grout and just re-do it......
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Unread 06-15-2020, 05:30 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm a relative newbie with grouting and still need to educate myself on the differences, whatever they may be, between different brands and types of grout. A while back I bought the pre-mixed shown below. Is this adequate?
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Unread 06-15-2020, 06:19 PM   #4
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If the area is dry and the grout joint is within the min/max width, yes, that should work. Most of the time to regrout, they say you need to dig out the old grout to at least 2/3'rds of the depth so that there's some tile edge to adhere to. Some of the one-part ones can handle less, but only if you're going over the same material, not over a cement based grout.

Note that the color may not match really closely. It might with an epoxy or a one-part grout, but not to a cement based one where the color, even from the same bag, can differ as to how well it was mixed, and the amount of water.
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Unread 06-15-2020, 07:20 PM   #5
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Ok, I appreciate the explanation Jim. The joint is within the min/max width, and it looks like there's enough tile edge exposed.

According to the specs, you have to wait 7 days before water exposure when used on shower floors. Ugh. Is that typical of most grouts?
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I wouldn't use that grout on a shower floor. Custom makes cement based grouts like Prism (Home Depot) that in my opinion would be a better choice.
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Unread 06-16-2020, 07:39 AM   #7
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Thanks Davy. I'll check out the Prism.
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