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Place a floor transition strip that ramps up to and down from tile flooring to wood flooring. Transition strips, typically made of wood or thin aluminum You cut to length. These can be gotten from your favorite box store. Normally they are placed under the center of the door entering the room.


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You might consider installing bands of blocking (2x6 or 2x8, "flatways") between studs at "likely body contact heights" (average hip and shoulder, or wife-specific hip and shoulder) which have the additional function of being places you can screw grab bars to (now, or later if not desired now) - alternatively, layer plywood or stiffer ...


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You can seal the entire shower stall, walls and ceiling, if you think it is all within the splash zone. It will do no harm. Usually the ceiling is not sealed. If you seal the ceiling, the seams are of course also sealed, otherwise they don't have to be. The red HardieBacker itself, which contains a Hydrodefense layer, does not require a membrane, but you do ...


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If you are not expecting the shower to frequently spray on the ceiling you don't need to seal this joint, just treat it as a regular drywall ceiling joint.


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If it's only been a day you might be able to pop the new tile out without breaking it. Either way, I'd go with replacement. That appears to be 1/3 the thickness of the tile.


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I would avoid trying to remove the original box. Given that the existing box has cables entering from two directions, removing it without significant damage to either the cables or the wall is likely to be very difficult. While I don't think there are any rules prohibiting mounting a socket sideways, It will certainly go against peoples expectations. IMO you ...


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Two choices: One: remove 3 or 4 from the high end and re-position them lower, best option... Two: pack the low end up with spacers. Once dry, remove spacers and grout between the tiles. I found that laying a straight edge across the tiles while the adhesive was still soft allowed tiles to be adjusted and the line kept straight. There are X or + spacers ...


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