removal of old ceramic tile


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Old 05-17-01, 07:18 AM
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I want to replace the ceramic tile floor in my bathroom. To remove the old tile I've been using a prybar,mallet and a grout saw, and the tiles are coming up, but at the rate I'm going ,by the time I get it done I'll be too old to care. The tile is mesh backed, laid over plywood. Any suggestions that will let me complete this project in my lifetime?
 
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Old 05-17-01, 12:22 PM
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I am going through the same deal - removing old ceramic tile. Check out the todayshomeowner.com web site - you can try this link:
http://www.todayshomeowner.com/repai...0303.home.html

It basically says to drill 1/4" holes about 1 inch apart diagnolly across a tile, then use a cold chisle to crack the tile. Then, pry up the broken pieces with a bar or chisle. I would use a carbide-tipped or diamond-tipped bit - check in Home Depot. Also, a hammer drill will make the drilling job easier - you can rent these drills.
Good Luck. It's still a lot of work!
 
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Old 05-17-01, 01:50 PM
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Hi Caroll, Hi Tom,

If you are heading to the rental yard, pick up a small roto hammer with a 1 in. to 2 in. spade bit (chipping bit). It'll make short work of the tile installation. In fact, I have a DeWalt 7/8 in. roto hammer (not large) which works fine for that type of work.

John

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