Cutting/removing tile to fit stove.

Old 05-15-01, 11:45 AM
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A few years back I had 12" ceramic tile installed over wonderboard in my kitchen (plywood floor). This raised my floor about 1 inch. Now I bought a new slide-in range/oven. I need to lower this range about 1 inch. to be even with the counter tops. It is adjusted as low as it will go - 36". The only way I can do this is to remove the tile beneath the range, or cut 2 long 1 1/2" X 22" channels so I can lower the feet into them. (These are basically bars on each side of the range with leveling feet on them). I have extra tiles. I also have access to a diamond wheel saw - but I have never used one. I have never removed ceramic tile either. Should I call in the repairman - or is this a do-able do-it-yourself job???
Thanks for any help or ideas you can provide.
Old 05-15-01, 04:12 PM
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If you remove the tile, there is a better than good chance that the wonder board will come out also...which is'll just have to replace it too. If you have a full tile against your oven, you may get away with only removing a few tile. The diamond blade will make a lot of dust...have someone with a shop vac help you to suck up the dust as you's not perfect but it helps a lot. If you call a tile guy, he could probably do it in a hour..on the other hand...someone with no experience might need a weekend.
Old 05-16-01, 06:54 AM
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Thanks for your reply adanac. I do have a shop vac, and I would need to remove the wonderboard to lower the floor the full 1 inch - so that is not a problem. I guess I'm going to try it for my weekend project. I'll probably build some sort of tent around the work area to keep down the dust.

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