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Old 04-12-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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My bathroom has basic bathroom waste facilities, i.e. a toilet and shower drains. However, I want to change it all, i.e. rearrange the pieces. The floor is solid concrete and the main sewer pipe is, i would say, 2-3 ft below. This is a federal style city row-house, all-brick, built 1909 in Washington, D.C., to help with framing a reference.

When it comes to breaking the concrete floor in the bathroom, I was thinking of using a 1" SDS rotary hammer, such as this:

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...roductID=16023

with some masonry chisel bits. Is this the right tool? I am sceptical to use a jackhammer because I fear it is not precise enough and it might cause unwanted cracks outside the bathroom frame.

Also, any other insight would be much appreciated from anyone who has related experience ...

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Hi,

This is what we have. It is a 'demolition hammer'. It is about the size of a larger Rotary hammer tool..... We use it for everything - so to speak:

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-11317EVS...6416928&sr=8-6

We have used it many times when going thru concrete floors while putting bathrooms into basements.

We have had great success with it. It cuts precise holes, with no cracking. You can purchase different tips for it. Pointed, chisel, spade.

Love this tool...saves so much time and effort on various aspects of construction....

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Correction on that Bosch Demolition hammer:

Same manufacturer....different model. We have the SDS model, not the 'hex-bit' unit noted in the link....
I have noted this change due to a PM inquiry of the tool......from a forum member...
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