How to make a tile removable on a ceramic floor?

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-18-08, 08:30 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
How to make a tile removable on a ceramic floor?

Situation is: under my subfloor, over which I am putting ceramic tiles, I have a backflow preventing valve. My idea is to keep an access to it by keeping a tile "removable", but without sacrificing the watertightness.

This trap needs to be at least 8"x8" (my tiles are 13"x13" so I can theoretically engulf all the trap surface with one tile).

Are there any commercial traps available for that purpose, or has anyone done something similar?

Thank you.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-18-08, 11:58 AM
HotxxxxxxxOKC's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 8,044
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Is there no access to this valve from underneith?

They have access type panels for walls, but never seen it done in a floor.
 
  #3  
Old 10-18-08, 12:06 PM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,119
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Not a tile guy...but if the item isn't accessible from below, I would think one of the commercial covers would be the only option. I've seen them in public restrooms where something is underneath. Might be pretty ugly in a home though.

If it is accessible from below, I'm sure a plumber could modify it somehow.
 
  #4  
Old 10-18-08, 12:07 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I can`t access from underneith: this is already my subfloor, in the basement.
 
  #5  
Old 10-18-08, 08:05 PM
HotxxxxxxxOKC's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 8,044
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Let me ping someone who might offer more help.
 
  #6  
Old 10-18-08, 09:19 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 43
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
tile is supposed to be attached to the floor. you can't have a tile loose siting there. it will probably crack if not supported by thinset.

you can find some type of trap like said above but that would look kind of bad in a bathroom.

is this trap in the shower or in the main part of the bathrrom floor ??

you said being "removable without sacrificing watertightness".

loose tile unsonded without waterproofing can't happen.

you might want to relocate your trap.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: