Well, I am stumped. I have a recessed soap dish which cracked and I am
replacing it with
a new one. The old dish had more ceramic material on it and now there
is about 2 inches
of space in the wall. I tried mastic, thin set and even tried adhesive
grout. I applied a lot
if this stuff to the back of the new soap dish and also in the wall
space. Held it up with tape
and all 3 times nothing wanted to dry behind the soap dish. Within a
matter of days the
dish just fell off the wall. What should I use to secure this thing. I
think the problem is that I
have 2 inches of gap in the wall that has to be filled. What would you
I think what you are saying is that the part of the old dish that
attaches to the wall is about 2" thicker then the new one. Is that
correct? I also assume the dish is set into the tile with adhesive.
If so I'd build up the difference with a piece of backer board where
the dish is supposed to go before trying to attach the new dish. Just
an idea, I have never run into this problem.
If you have a 2" gap behind the tile , I would cut a brick , or
concrete paving block , and secure it in place with a construction
adhesive or tile adhesive. Then when that has set apply your new soap
its possible that there was a cutout made for a recessed soap dish to
be fitted. If thats the case there should be at lease 3/8" - 1/2" edge
to secure the tile to.
I had installed a ceramic soap dish a few years ago when I renovated
our bathroom. The one I had installed had slots on the back of it so you
could put one or two wood screws in the wall first, then slide the soap dish
over the screws on to the adheasive. Jim
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