tile under water heater

Old 12-30-08, 07:59 PM
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tile under water heater

I plan to tear out linoleum floor and lay ceramic tile in the laundry room, on a concrete slab.

What do you guys do about the water heater and water softener?

My first guess is that after emptying everything there should be enough play in the pipes to shim or raise them at least an inch or two. Is this enough room to tear out linoleum and back butter a tile to slip under?

What's the trick here? Do you have to cut the water lines and re-plumb the heater?
Old 12-31-08, 01:43 PM
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You will have a tough time doing that.

You won't have enough muscle to hold that equipment up long enough. Tile needs about 24 hrs to cure before you start putting loads on it, and even then, you still need to grout which takes another day.

I'de say a complete removal is required, or just don't tile this area.
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Mark is correct. do what i did. just tile around them. have extra tile (you should anyway) to lay down when the units are replaced.

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