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Posted by Ray on December 9th, 2002 11:41 PM
In reply to Tiles on drywall by Gene on October 18th, 2002 12:07 PM [Go to top of thread]

Shower diverter valve was leaking down back of drywall base in a ceramic-tiled tub/shower cove.
Home is 44 years old; replaced the original plastic tile with ceramic 30yrs ago.
Because of the leaking packing the wet 3/8" drywall lost its integrity, and the surface paper adhesive relaxed its grip. Hence-
Loose Tiles.
I think repair = pull the tiles off the damaged drywall section, and carefully remove the grout.
There is some concrete-based wallboard in 3/8" thickness. It's stiffer and stronger than the gypsum-
based stuff, and I intend to reuse the old tiles.
This wallboard is not covered with paper, so, no glue to come loose over time. Whatever you do- make sure the drywall will stay *dry*.

OK, it worked pretty well for 44 years. And, I should have replaced the drywall with concrete wallboard
30 years ago, but- Who Knew? I'm no carpenter, just a laid-off electronic "sparkey."
Rots a' Ruck - ray

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