Bathroom Shower Tile Grout Repair

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Old 06-16-16, 07:47 AM
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Bathroom Shower Tile Grout Repair

I need to repair the tile grout and caulking in my tub/shower. I have a RotoZip and an Oscillating Multi Tool. Which tool would you recommend for removing the tile grout? I don't have a large area to do. There is some paint bubbling on the wall around the corner from the edge of the tub/shower and from what I have read it's probably a moisture problem. My wife had a stroke a little over a year ago and sits on a chair in the shower and uses a hand held shower head which tends to get more water on the lower part of the shower/tub wall than the regular shower water head. My guess is that this hand held is responsible for the problem so I figured that I would re-grout and re-caulk this area. Just wondering what tool(s) are recommended.
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Old 06-16-16, 07:56 AM
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Not sure how you think re-grouting and caulking is going to help, can you post some pics?

You may be right but I'd hate to see you waste a lot of time and effort.
 
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Old 06-16-16, 08:06 AM
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I'll take some pictures and post them for your review.
 
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Old 06-16-16, 09:33 AM
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Here are the pictures. Let me know if you need other angles, etc.

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Old 06-16-16, 12:21 PM
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Your tub has a tile flange all the way around it so water can not get behind the tile from the tub side.

You have two things going on here. First is water getting past the curtain and soiling the base molding as it runs down the tile. Secondly is the damage to the side wall which would indicate water behind the tile saturating the wall board. I believe that the source of this is a leak at the handles or cartridges dripping down the inside of the wall. Pull back the escutcheons on the handles and take a peak to see if there is a leak.
 
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Old 06-28-16, 07:20 AM
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I'm going to replace some of the grout on the lower part of the tile tub surround. All joints are <= 1/8" which I've been told calls for un-sanded grout. I also saw something about epoxy grout which is more expensive. Would it be of much benefit to use epoxy grout?
 
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Old 06-28-16, 07:24 AM
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Would it be of much benefit to use epoxy grout?
Only if your arms are in need of a real good workout.

Yes, unsanded grout for your application.
 
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