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Old 03-01-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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Getting tile and Thinset up


Hello, I laid three tiles with thinset. What is the easiest way to get them up? I think I can just cut the tiles with a grinder but I'm worries about the thinset being a bit#% to get up. It's going to be cured and very hard. I don't have to take these tiles up but I would rather. If it's going to be very hard to remove the thinset I might just leave it Thanks

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What material is the tile/thinset stuck to?

Concrete? a chisel or scraper will usually get it up---

Durrock? You might have damaged backer board to repair---not a big job with three tiles---but one more thing to do----

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What material is the tile/thinset stuck to? Concrete? a chisel or scraper will usually get it up--- Durrock? You might have damaged backer board to repair---not a big job with three tiles---but one more thing to do----
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Thinset comes off of concrete easily enough---I use a sharp painters tool and a small hammer----an old wood chisel will work---but might make a woodworker cry---

As to removing the three tiles---scrape out the grout as well as you can---get a small hammer--and start tapping in the center of the tile---remove the center first ,then gently pry out the remains---
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Thinset comes off of concrete easily enough---I use a sharp painters tool and a small hammer----an old wood chisel will work---but might make a woodworker cry--- As to removing the three tiles---scrape out the grout as well as you can---get a small hammer--and start tapping in the center of the tile---remove the center first ,then gently pry out the remains---
Came out just fine... Thanks
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