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Old 02-15-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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I'm having a REALLY hard time getting sections of the cement board off of hte plywood sub floor. I got all the old tile up, but sections are nailed down with about 2" between nails, adn then it seams like it might even be glued down. Besides my VERY slow chisle and hammer method!?!?
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Rent an electric chisel.
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Sometimes it's far quicker just to pull up the plywood too and lay a new subfloor.
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Sometimes it's far quicker just to pull up the plywood too and lay a new subfloor.
Are you sure you know what you are talking about?
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Wish I hadn't done that twice!

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I use a roofing shovel.
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I like the roofing shovel idea. Get a sturdy one.
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Are you sure you know what you are talking about?
Yes but thanks for asking. Notice I did say "sometimes". I am merely saying it is another option which I am sure the OP can determine if is viable or not depending on other factors.
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Bonzai: "Sometimes it's far quicker just to pull up the plywood too and lay a new subfloor."
Blindly advising someone to "pull up their subfloor" is bad advice on a DIY Internet forum. It doesn't matter whether or not you try to feather your comment by using the word "sometimes". Removing sub-floors is not routine and can effect the structure and get people that don't know any better in a helluva lot of trouble.

Just trying to keeps things as accurate as possible.
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