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Unread 04-10-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
Quantum77
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Cracked Soap Dish - Help

I'm coming down the home stretch on my tile shower and just notice a small crack on my corner soap dish. It's a hairline crack about 1.5" long on the flat surface of the dish. The thin set has fully cured and the dish will not move at all. Should I cover the crack with some clear silicone and call it good or tear it out and put in a new dish? Any advice would be helpful.

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Unread 04-10-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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nothing like a brand new shower with a glareing flaw in it
every time you step into to it you will see that crack
One of my jobs I would'nt even tell the home owner I'd just do it
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Unread 04-10-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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It's coming out!

Well I decided that I'm going to pull it and put in a Better Bench shelf. I already have the better bench so it will look fine, even though it is not my first choice. I think I will tile the bottom of the shelf as well. What will be the best way hold the tile in place until it sets up?
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Unread 04-10-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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Aaron-

We've all been there with this kind of stuff...

If it's only been set for a few days, the thinset isn't 100% cured. You didn't specify if your soap dish is the type that's cut into the tile or adhered directly to the tile. If it's adhered to the tile, just get a margin trowel or screwdriver behind it and carefully pry it off. THe thinset should clean off the tile fairly easy with a margin trowel. Even if it's cut into the tile, this method will likely still work, granted it may take a little more patience. Just don't get too aggressive with it as you don't want a broken tile added to your list of problems.

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