Linoleum backing and glue removal

Old 09-09-05, 04:02 PM
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Linoleum backing and glue removal

Is it okay to use chemical removers to aid scraping up the backing and
glue from plywood - will the chemical effect the adhesion of the thinset used
to lay hardiboard? Thanks in advance.
Old 09-09-05, 06:45 PM
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In this case I would not worry about the chemical resistance because you are not looking for thinset adhesion to the plywood. The thinset under the Hardi is there as a filler to get rid of air pockets and voids between the cement board and the plywood. The screws/nails do the actual anchoring of the cement board to the plywood.
Wait for Tileman to come along, maybe I'm missing something, if so he will have the right answer.

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