Tile Disposal

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Old 01-18-03, 10:43 PM
DanS
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Tile Disposal

We will be tearing out a couple hundred square feet of tile in the next couple of weeks and I've been scratching my head trying to guess how big of a dumpster we'll need. I can get a 19'x7'x2' for $400 for four days or get a UHaul trailer for x number of trips to the dump for quite a bit less. The draw back to the trailer is wasted time traveling and dumping, but for one or two trips it would be worth it.

Anyway, is there a good rule for how much room broken tile takes up?

(BTW, the tile is 12x12 if that matters.)

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Dan
 
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Old 01-19-03, 05:36 AM
TileguyTodd
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200 s/f of tile will weigh in around 800-1000#'s with some thinset attached. A shortbox pickup truck with 1 trip would be sufficient.If you saw out the floor down to the subfloor,you can take most of your floor out in pieces.If you are removing tile from concrete a demolition hammer will be handy.

To remove tile, subfloor and all is the fastest most efficient method.
Reove tile around edges and use a toe kick saw to cut through .Use a skill saw to cut into sections and a large crow bar to pry up.many times 4x6' sections can be removed this way with very little mess and way less dust and general destruction.Replace your subfloor with new plywood.
 
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Old 01-19-03, 08:51 AM
DanS
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Thanks

You don't know how many times over the past month I've wished for a plywood subfloor! Unfortunatly (in this case) we are working on our first floor concrete slab.

Thank you for the info. We have a friend with a full sized Dodge so we were thinking the height of a trailer would be nice, besides we would be scratching up a rental instead of his bed (although that isn't a huge concern to him).

Dan
 
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Old 01-20-03, 10:49 AM
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Try putting a cheap tarp in the bed followed by a piece of plywood ,osb or whatever is handy to protect the bed.Fill it and fold in the tarp to cover. throw a couple boards on top to hold the tarp down and away you go. cleaning up the truck is easy and no scratches!!
 
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