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Attaching metal rail to wall tiles (curved)

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by stevs, 13 Feb 2020.

  1. stevs

    stevs

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    Hi all,

    Just bought my first house and they have left a half finished shower, which ideally I'd like to fit.

    The tray (sorry if using wrong terminology) has been fitted, and the area around it tiled. Reading the instructions, I'm to attach two metal rails into the walls which the glass screens will fit into. The metal rails are fairly flexible, but the wall is far from straight (see pic). In the instructions it says they can deal with up to 1cm from straight, but this is a little more - any suggestions how to overcome this?

    Thanks!

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  2. opps

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    Blimey, short of re-tiling perhaps you can fit spacers behind each screw fitting and then colour match a silicone. Far from ideal though.

    Looking at the massive gap to the right hand side of the tray, perhaps the best thing is to rip the whole lot out and start from scratch. Sorry, extra expense but if you leave things as they are it may cost you a lot more once the tiles start falling off the walls. The walls look like bare plaster but I can't see any evidence of the use of SBR or other wall sealants.

    You should never ever tile over bare plaster- see the following

    http://www.mapei.com/public/US/linedocument/TB_Tiling_over_gypsum-EN.pdf

    Thanks to the likes of those sites that put you in contact with other tradesmen I have increasing seen jobs where the tilers didn't bother sealing anything because that means turning up on site, applying the sealant and waiting until the next day before they can tile.
     
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