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any advice on this rotting shower?

Damage like this is usually caused over time and due to cracked grout and caulk that has let water seep in and be absorbed into the drywall. This appears to be happening in multiple spots. Start by ...
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any advice on this rotting shower?

From what I see in the picture, there are other symptoms showing that the damage is not limited to the one tile. Even with no other symptoms, from experience, I would say the the damage is far greater ...
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Restricted Hot Water at shower - what is this debris?

After some more research, it seems this type of debris is generally from one of two sources. mineral deposits plastic from the dip tube breaking down In my case it's the dip tube. The material ...
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Bathroom shower remodel old mortar stuck to concrete walls

I'd use a wide masonry chisel (and a hammer) at a low angle to chip it off - wearing eye and hearing protection.
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Professional grouted white on top of black grout and now you can the black

You can get a grout saw or oscillating tool and remove the existing black grout and regrout with the white grout. There should not have been grout where the floor meets the wall. Anythime there is a ...
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Shower rod adhesive for tile

I agree that by itself there is low chance of success for this, even with epoxy glue and proper surface preparation. If you can screw into the roof, you could install bent pieces of aluminum flat bar ...
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Shower rod adhesive for tile

The only types of adhesives that will carry that massive leveraged load reliably would be epoxy or super glue, which are obviously permanent and staining. Nothing latex or silicone will have nearly ...
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How can I remove the covers of my shower’s handle to tighten the screws?

Thanks to your comments, I was able to remove the covers using a flat screwdriver. It can be useful to drive different angles of attack. In my case, I think the screwdriver was not thin enough and I ...
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Shower glass contractor used glass with small cracks in it, how would I negotiate a discount?

Simply call the company. Ask for a replacement panel,because you are concerned that the cracks may expand. See what their response is. A good company will come and examine the panel and replace it if ...
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What could be wrong when a crack opens in the grout between tile and ceiling when installing a tension pole shower caddy?

Those tension pole units are damaging unless you get it right on a ceiling joist. Better avoid them and hang a caddy from a screw in the wall preferably into a stud.
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What could be wrong when a crack opens in the grout between tile and ceiling when installing a tension pole shower caddy?

Nothing wrong with celing or the walls. But they are not one continuous unit. You can lift the celing with enough force. That is what happened here. If you can find the celing beams use those.
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What could be wrong when a crack opens in the grout between tile and ceiling when installing a tension pole shower caddy?

What you've got there isn't a normal occurance. You shouldn't be able to separate the ceiling from the two walls. It could be a bad framing job. You've had a few problems like this posted in other ...
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Does the rough-in valve trim install onto backer board or tile?

I have no idea what you are worried about. I never in my life have seen trim installed under tile. By doing so you would be creating an extrusion under the tile that could in fact hold water. ...
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Does the rough-in valve trim install onto backer board or tile?

The shower valve trim will always go over the tile. Usually the trim will have a foam backing ring that should compress against the tile and prevent water from getting behind it. If the tile is uneven ...
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Does the rough-in valve trim install onto backer board or tile?

The trim goes over the tile and covers the hole. Caulk around the edge to seal it from the water. Leave a little spot at the very bottom uncaulked as a weep hole.
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What size is my bathtub?

You are measuring correctly, and 60x40 is rare but they do exist - here's one. Much more common are 60x36 and 60x42.
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