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Old 08-13-2018, 06:47 PM   #16
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Reply to CK 07:57 - "Spot Method" huh? I am not a fan.

OK - no known repair, so I have to imagine one. Here's what I propose....

1) Remove grout from failed joint
2) Inject mud (see note below) to fill voids to slow the water down
3) Inject silicon to seal grout joint
4) Regrout
5) Retest

As a minimum steps three and four do the same thing as the tape does today to prevent a leak by keeping massive amounts of water from getting behind the tile. Filling the voids is insurance against future grout failures. What do you think, is this a workable, could this plan be improved?


Note - Back in the 1960's there was a kids toy called Silly Sand where you made "art work" by squeezing a water/sand mix from a bottle - I need a cement version of that to fill the voids. I think if I could get very fine mud, mix it up extra runny, I could inject it to fill the voids behind the tiles and have it wash down to fill voids. To make this stuff up, what is the finest grade of mud available on the market to try this with?
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:00 PM   #17
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Reply to WorkHurts @ 09:18 - Thanks for the tip, will take a look.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:50 PM   #18
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Charlie unfortunately any fix is just a band aid solution to the fact that the shower wasn't waterproofed properly. Nothing to lose at this point though except potential further water damage and mold abatement.
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Could I get a couple of other responses to my proposed repair and suggestion for a fine mud product? Thanks.

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