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Hi, we're remodeling a bathroom and were told by our carpenter that in
order to seal a built in tile shower enclosure we need a contractor to hot
mop (hot tar) the base. I'm having trouble finding someone to do this.
Thanks for your help.
That's old school... Not that old school is bad... you
should have a tile person look at the shower pan (that's
what you call the bottom of the shower that contains the
water, drain connection and eventual tile floor).
There are more modern techniques than hot mopping that will
keep the water where you want it (into the drain).
Hot mopping is the traditional (read OLD) way to do this,
but there are simpler ways now - the tarred paper can be
replaced with something called 'Bituthene'. This is
applied cold - much simpler and less messy.
Good Luck with your project, Andus
I'm looking for someone to install grab bars in a tile shower,
and who also might be able to suggest other safety improvements
that might be appreciated by older folks. Thanks for any
recommendations you might have. Julie
My husband ordered one for his dad. It's a removable one that
suctions to the tile. We were hesitate to get it, thinking it
would wiggle free, but so far it's been good. (had it for one
month now.) Safe-er- Grip Bath & shower Handle, 17-Inches.
If others have experienced problems with these types of
removable suctiony grab bars, hopefully they'll chime in!
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