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    Default large hole in tiled wall - how to fix

    My kitchen faucets are wall mounted and old. The pipe behind the tile wall had to be replaced and the plumber broke into the tile backsplash and the lathe/plaster behind it. I now have a 1 foot by 1foot hole in the backsplash around the faucets (he said that was the only way to get to the pipes). How do I fix this? I know I will have to re-tile but I have to fix the hole first. All the contractors I have asked to fix this won't touch it because they say it is too small a job for them so I will have to do it myself. I have contacted stone/marble fabricators to see if they would cut a piece of marble or granite to cover the hole (I would remove the tiles over the sink) but again they all say that this job is too small for them (there is lots of building going on in the city and all the trades are busy and able to name their own price). This has been like this for over a year. Any advice you can give will be most appreciated. regards, Molly
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