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The easiest and first thing to check is the trim pieces around your valve knob(s). These trim pieces usually come with a cheap foam gasket, which crumbles apart after a while. Then water runs down the wall, gets behind the trim, and goes into the wall. When you take the trim pieces off, if the gaskets look bad, scrape them off and replace them with a bead ...


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Slate is very porous, so however you install it, note that you're going to have to seal it well before it will be practical as a shower surround. As for grout, I'd use standard grout for shower tiles (as that's essentially what you are installing). Standard thinset should work for installing it on the wall.


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A tile guy I've been working with gave me a great pro tip recently: do all the plumbing in a shower in a vertical straight line, and use a single vertical line of accent tiles to cover them up, going floor-to-ceiling. This way, if you ever need to bust up tiles and access the pipes behind them, you only have to re-do that single line of tiles, not the whole ...


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Note that if you are retiling you will have to do that whole wall. There is no way to retile just that section. Your plate idea will work. It will need to have a rubber/felt backing around the perimeter of the backing. Then just silicone around it. I doubt it will look good but it depends on what you want. Realistically if you did a good job of ...


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This idea will be better than nothing, and it may not stop it all, and if you have large tile rather than small tile, there will be less chance of damaging the wall. Since the water supply lines are PEX or something similar, you might could use those too. But to get at what the fix is, push the copper pipe that is at the top that goes to the shower head, ...


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Assuming that you have drywall next to the Kerdi board it doesn't really matter. The backer board should reach the outside of the wet area. After that it doesn't matter what is behind your tile - drywall/backer. I often just run the backer to the point where I don't have to cut it or to the closest stud. Actually running your kerdi board to the edge of ...



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