Bathroom Tiles Falling Off

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Old 10-25-12, 08:37 AM
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Hey guys, I am new here, really hoping to get some help.

I have a stand up shower and the other day I was cleaning the tiles and as I was scrubbing, one of the tiles pushed in. There seems to be no wall behind it and I am worried that eventually the others will start to fall in as well.

So I have a tiled wall with one of the tiles pushed in and it is just a square hole in the wall. I hope I am explaining this to the best of my abilities so you could get a visual.

So there seems to be no wall behind the tiles. I am sure I am going to have to remove all the tiles and put something there to stableize them.

Any input on what I should do would be greatly appreciated. I would like to get it done this weekend, without having to spend a lot of money.

Thank you for taking the time out to read this.

-Rahz.
 
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Old 10-25-12, 08:44 AM
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You're going to get a lot of answers and good advice on this but the short answer is that the tiles were set on drywall and it has disintegrated behind the tile. Put your hand in the hole and feel the back of the wall, what's in there? What was stuck to the back of the tile that fell out?
 
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Old 10-25-12, 08:46 AM
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I think this is all going to have to come down and rebuilt correctly from scratch - I think toolmon's assessment of what you have is correct.
 
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Old 10-25-12, 08:52 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I will check those things when I get home, dont know if my hand will fit though, lol, dont want to risk knocking more down.
 
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Do you know exactly what I would have to do? What I would need, etc. Thanks for the reply.
 
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We can walk you through what you need to do but let's start with confirming what's wrong first.
 
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Old 10-25-12, 09:19 AM
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OK, thanks Mitch. I will be sure to give more details later.
 
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Old 10-25-12, 01:42 PM
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And while you are at it, take some pictures so we can see what you see. It will help. There's a bunch of pros on the forums that will be able to help with the project. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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