COMMUNITY FORUM

buggygirl

10:34AM | 10/10/02
Member Since: 10/09/02
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I need help for my bathroom. We came home the other day to find our ceiling damp just underneath the bathtub. We have tiles in our shower and some of them are cracked (we just had them re-grouted about 2 years ago.) We are thinking of ripping the tiles out and putting a surround tub in. Another problem is that we have no ventilation in the bathroom other than a window and I am worried about mold. Is there anyway to tell whether or not it is the cracks in the tile that is defintely causing the leaking? I would hate to spend all that time ripping out the tiles and have it still leak. Any suggestions on installing a surround (will I need to replace the drywall behind the tiles?) or suggestions on ventilation would be helpful.

rpxlpx

09:29AM | 10/11/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
It would be worth the trouble to verify that the problem is not in the plumbing before ripping out tile.
I had a similar problem and eventually found that the leak was in the plumbing where the extension arm for the shower head screws into the pipe -- inside the wall.
I'm really glad I didn't tear up the shower tile.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

What kid doesn't dream of living in a tree house? This clubhouse, built among the trees, complete with hammock, skylight,... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2