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Old 09-29-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Remove soap dish?

Hi. How do I go about removing a soap dish (that is caucked to tub wall)? It is broken and we need to replace it.




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Old 09-29-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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Remove soap dish?

A little short on needed information but assuming the dish is in a ceramic tile installation the thing to do is to first remove all the caulk and grout that surrounds the dish. Then the dish must be broken out of its nest. This can be hazardous and you should wear gloves and safety glasses to perform the surgery. Once the dish is out there will probably be some remaining adhesive to also scrape away.

The next problem may be to find a replacement that will fit the old hole.


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Old 09-29-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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Taking this dish out may also damage the backing board. Use due care when attempting to seperate it.

You can use a dremel tool to remove the grout. Like the previous poster said be careful. I have the scar (17 stiches) to prove it.
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