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Replacing Shower Tile Directly on Plywood

This is a prefabricated shower cubicle, so assuming it's installed correctly, it's almost certainly not leaking. Tiles (in particular the grout between them) are not waterproof, so to prevent the OSB ...
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Should I use leveling clips for 3 x 18 tile?

Yes. They will make the install look more professional, and will force you to redo the thinset behind some tiles right away. In fact if you are doing larger tiles and you have to ask if you ...
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Should the shower valve inside the wall ever get wet?

It's not normal for the shower valve inside the wall to be wet to the touch with slow drops after running the shower. It indicates a potential leak or condensation issue. The plumbers should ...
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How can I finish a joint between drywall and tile near a corner when the drywall is 1/2" proud of the tile?

I agree with @RMDman's answer: rip the new studs down to fit. To finish the drywall end at the tile, I suggest using a tear-away L bead to provide a clean transition. This will also make mudding much ...
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How can I finish a joint between drywall and tile near a corner when the drywall is 1/2" proud of the tile?

You can rip 1/2 inch off all the studs. Then add a firring strip to the existing stud at the end of the tile and attach your drywall to make everything on the same plane. Or you can use a Vinyl J-Bead ...
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