Removing old linoleum

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Old 08-17-02, 12:27 PM
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Removing old linoleum

So what is the best way to get linileum up that has been glued down? Tkanks Tim
 
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Old 08-21-02, 08:59 AM
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Heat and Scrape

Purchase a good-quality scraper(necessary) and a heat gun(not necessary but will make job much easier). Start from one corner; lift the edge with a scraper, heat around adhesive to loosen the glue, scrape further. Repeat above steps. Try to pull and separate it with your hands from time to time.

It's quite tidious process; but there's no other way around it.
 
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Old 08-21-02, 01:21 PM
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Thanks masterjoe. Sounds like a job for the wife ;-)
 
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Old 08-22-02, 09:33 AM
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Talking Ha Ha Ha

If she's willing to do this job; you married the right woman, I'm telling ya!!

One more trick is to use a chemical for some stubborn areas.
As you remove it, there might be spots here and there where they seem to be more stubborn to come out. Then you can use 'adhesive remover'. There is a few brand out there; I usually use one made by Jasco. It's highly flammable(similar to paint thinner) so be careful when you use it.

Good luck!!
 
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