replacing shower tiles

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Old 07-23-14, 10:29 AM
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replacing shower tiles

My shower tiles were "covered" with a paint by the previous home owner and starting to peel off, I want to replace the bottom-floor tiles.

It is a basic thin tile (about 4x4") and am wondering if I gently remove the tiles, can I just use the same sub-base? There does not seem to be a leak issue.

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Old 07-23-14, 02:39 PM
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How old is the house? What type of plumbing is present? Is the tile set in a mud bed or on cement board? If it was installed correctly, the tiles will not come off without a fight.
 
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I should have given more information, house is only about 10 years old, I assume cement board is under the tile but we moved to this home recently so I am not sure. I was going to chiesel away each tile ...

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Old 07-23-14, 03:09 PM
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Do you have access through a panel behind the shower faucet wall that may be located in a closet? Or, take the trim off the shower handle and see what is under the tile.

is there a mud cap or bull nose where the tile meets the wall?
 
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