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dickjason

11:40AM | 09/23/06
Member Since: 09/22/06
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I am trying to remove a chrome bathtub soap dish which is mounted in tile above the tub. It was installed in 1953. It's about 6-inches square...has a protruding round horizontal bar at the top and a curved level surface at the bottom where a plastic soap dish insert used to be. Two small protruding bars helped support the dish. There are no visible screws holding the fixture in place. I dont want to destroy the tile. Could it be cemented in? There is a matching toilet paper holder fixture in another wall that I would also like to replace. Any ideas?

k2

08:02AM | 09/24/06
Member Since: 06/06/03
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In my experience (as a homeowner--not a pro), the metal ones are not cemented in--there usually are screw(s) holding in place. Does it have any "wiggle" to it at all? Is it possible to include a picture? Also, you might try posting this question to the Tile forum--more folks are likely to see it there.

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-k2 in CO

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dickjason

11:54AM | 09/25/06
Member Since: 09/22/06
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Tile refinishing man got it out. It was cemented in very securely to lath and plaster behind the tile. He just carefully pried and didn't damage the tile. Now I'll go after the toilet paper holder. These old houses were built like battleships.
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