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Unread 11-15-2004, 01:16 AM   #1
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Tub to cbu joint space

I have a gap that runs from the recommended 1/8" to a full 3/4" between the top of the tub to the cbu. (There's no flange on the tub.) Can I tile down to the recommended 1/8" - would that be OK if I really work the grout into those joints? Or should I rip out the cbu, go buy a new panel and recut it (it's the piece with all the holes for the plumbing fixtures - all the cuts came out perfect but the bottom straight cut was out of square)


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Unread 11-15-2004, 07:12 AM   #2
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Hi Donna,

3/4 inch gap should be fine, the tile will cover it.

The gap would be about an inch with a tub that has a tile flange.

You should run a bead of silicone along the backedge of the tub to make a dam. Sort of like making a little tile flange, this will keep any water that gets in there from going behide the wall.
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Unread 11-15-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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Whoa, is that cut out of square? or is the back wall out of Plumb???
When i see this type thing happen its generally an out of plumb wall or an improperly installed Tub.Get out your level and your square and start double checking some things here.If you dont, you may be in for the tilejob from hell!!!
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