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Old 03-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi everyone...new to forum so my apologies if this topic should appear elsewhere.

2nd floor master ensuite shower stall was leaking from beneath so I took this opportunity to redo our shower. I have a gazillion questions re this project but will stick with the here and now! I've removed everything but the concrete and mortar slab that resides beneath the tile and above the plastic shower pan/liner. Problem is a hammer and chisel is not getting the job done-not this decade anyways. I see that small jack hammers are an option but I'm worried about being on second floor (above our kitchen)....how 'violent' would this tool be?
Btw, this is all on a plywood subfloor.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-11255VSR.../dp/B000BB79Q6
One like this will work great.
It's held almost vertical when removing the old morter and will do no harm below unless your have some other issues.

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Thank you. I will try to rent one at HD. I keep picturing Wiley Coyote jack hammering through rock and plummeting to his death
This tool seems a bit more tame than a jackhammer....
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did you try prying it up in one piece ?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #5
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No I have not....worth a shot but would need to create some space to get pry bar leveraged properly-cant really get under it.
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http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-11255VSR.../dp/B000BB79Q6
One like this will work great.
It's held almost vertical when removing the old morter and will do no harm below unless your have some other issues.
Thanks joecaption, this tool did te job. Like cutting through butter!

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