Setting Tile with a Caulk Gun
I fabricated a jig for holding up tile on the ceiling of a small nook I built in a shower wall. It’s made from an old skeleton-frame caulk gun and a strip of wood. I cut off one of the rails on the caulk gun, then drilled a few holes in the remaining rail. I cut the wood to length so that it was a couple of inches below the top of the shower nook. I then attached it to the caulk gun with screws driven through the holes I had drilled.
To use my jig, I set a few tiles. Then I place a short strip of wood under them and support it with a few squeezes of the caulk-gun trigger. I’ve used the same jig with a longer wood post to support tile on the underside of a glass-block window, too.
John Carroll, Durham, NC