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Old 02-16-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever had to remove a damaged porcelain tile from Ditra?
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Is this a survey? I haven't have had to do that.

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:36 AM   #3
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nope but i have removed it from 3/4" ply flooring,,, do i win a prize ? ? ?

gimme a 4" grinder & diamond blade & we'll remove anything
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:52 AM   #4
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I'll think I take all the prizes. I intentionally damage them then remove them.


I am not a tile guy I but have had to remove portions of porcelain beneath cabinets to install a central vac device referred to as a vac pan. This item is installed in kick plates of cabinets and requires a cut out in the kick plate a swell as a 2" pipe run through the floor about 6-8" behind the kick plate.
I generally cut along the porcelain grout line and then cut from the mid area of the tile to the grout line with my diamond cutting blade on a small hand grinder. Then lift the cut edge from the middle so as not to damage the adjacent tile and it pops up clean.
If you are not using the diamond grinder, when I am dealing with tile or plaster or hardened paint, I always etch or pre drill my pattern if chiseling or sawing before I cut in case a crack forms and needs a path to follow. If you want to drill the porcelain to create a path you will need a bit rated for glass. I use one from Mibro and it is spade shaped. Very useful.

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:55 AM   #5
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Do you have in floor heating?
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:27 AM   #6
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We do this using the Fein Multimaster oscillating tool with anumber of blades...no major dust. Cut the grout out, then break the tile with a hammer, remove. Cut the Ditra right down to the substrate remove it and replace it with a new piece. Takes about 20'...

A bit messy but that's OK.

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