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Help tiles cracking!

Posted by zeitgast (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 13:20

Hi all need help/advice. Just got this email from my GC

"the shower door isnt working out with the glass tiles, when they are drilling and installing shields they are cracking tiles, so one alternative at this point is to install a small (1 1/4") trim piece/ header across top of panel and door , this will reduce the stress on the glass tile, I did call my tile installer to replace these damaged pieces, ok let me know your thoughts. "

How could this be? I've seen many examples of frameless glass showers and glass subway!

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RE: Help tiles cracking!

They're using the wrong bits; they need a diamond. I'd make a jig and hot-melt it to the tile to keep it from drifting. See the link:

Here is a link that might be useful: Drillglass

RE: Help tiles cracking!

Thanks. That's what what i thought but it turns out drilling wasn't the problem. My GC forgot to add framing to the outside wall. The tiles are cracking when they try to use a plate. Looks like we won't be able to go frameless after all. Unless we rip out everything and start over I suppose. Supposed to get our certificate of occupancy nxt week though. Grr

RE: Help tiles cracking!

If your GC forgot to add framing I would make him redo EVERYTHING on his dime. Is this your only bathroom? If you have a useable bathroom you should still get your occupancy cert.

RE: Help tiles cracking!

GC's mistake...GC must fix. Free.


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