Shower Wall Repair/Update

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Atriece2810

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We recently had some plumbing work done behind our shower wall, and the plumber had to cut a hole in the wall to do the repairs. I am now wanting to repair this hole at the very least, but I am thinking about re-tiling the whole wall too. How would you recommend doing this? Another option I’m considering is cutting a strip up the wall and tiling a different color the width of the current hole all the way up to the ceiling. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how to go about this? How to make a repair of the wall hole first of all? What kind of board to put behind the tile to cover the plumbing? BBBAF249-C8D5-45A2-B8D3-979D7E12BB81.jpeg
 

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Before doing anything I'd get that spout to set at a right angle to wall.
In order to attach anything to cover over this, there must be something in the wall to attach it to, EG: a 2 X 4.
 

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I had a similar situation a couple years ago. I had to replace the valve, couldn't find tile to match, so I scabbed a 2x4 to the studs, cut a piece of hardi board to fit. Installed a couple pieces as close to match. The plan was to remodel the bath eventually. Along came Corona and time. I gutted the entire bath to the studs and did a complete remodel. 0212201027.jpg0214201558_HDR.jpg0307201644.jpg
 
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