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Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hi all - I have a tile sink in my bathroom and it looks like the grout is against the wall. Is there any tricks to removing the grout from the wall in order to remove the sink cabinet unit? I'm trying to put a picture on here, sorry it is sideways. Also, will I have to re-drywall the area? Thank you in advance
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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No one here is going to know exactly how that backsplash was attached to the wall.
Could have been plywood, tile board, they could have used mastic, thinset?
More them likly the drywall will be trashed trying to get it off.
Trying to match that knocked down texture is going to be the hard part.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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That's what I was afraid of. I guess my little bathroom remodel is going to be a bit tougher then I thought. Thanks.
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They always are.
Make sure to change the shutoffs and supply lines and anoy old steel drain lines.
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if you not trying to save that tile. use a hammer and chisel and carefully chip away at it.
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They always are.

That was my exact thought as well. What started out as simply replacing my vanity turned into discovering a 20yr water leak (drywall screw had pierced hot water line). So, a bit of cursing, mold cleanup, plumbing fix, cursing, drywall replacement, and a big smile once it was all done.
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If the top is to be destroyed----use a multi-tool to cut grout at the wall---then smack and crack off the back splash tiles-----look for screws or nails that are holding the splash to the wall---

No multi-tool? Use a 5 in one painters tool like a big chisel and split the grout away from the wall---
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They always are.
I dunno. My master bathroom was so poorly constructed that demo was entirely too easy.

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