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Old 01-11-2011, 08:11 AM   #16
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #18
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We are trying to remove glued down floors in our dining room, however the glue underneath is not tacky or sticky like you described. It feels more like rubber or cement. We've tried the sawzall, crowbars, you name it. It's taking forever. We bent the blade on the sawzall. Other ideas? Besides hiring someone to do it for us.

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:27 AM   #19
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Floyd,

I read your post with interest. I'm a bit confused. You describe the adhesive as more like a rubber or cement? I'll try to help to as best I can. You mention you bent the blades on the sawzall. Just a few tips to make sure you were doing it right.

1. The blade should not the used in the same way as a scraper. In other words you should not be going in and out of the wood from the concrete. Once the blade is under the wood, the teeth and blade itself are run along between the concrete and the adhesive.

2. The blade I used was a 9" AX blade by Milwaukee. Shorter blades will bend or break. You need to have the long length and well as a thick blade to make everything work. Short cheaper knock off blades may give you bad results. What type of blade did you use? The fact that you are bending blades tells me the blade is probably to short, and may be a thinner type. The AX blade by Milwaukee is extra thick. In over 600SF of floor removal, I never bent a blade. In all fairness, I did break 2 AX Blades during the entire removal, but ther broke in two pieces, usually right near the back of the blade where it fits into the saw. You need to have a long length and thick blade to make this work. Also don't go to deep into the under the wood, as pushing the blade all the way in, invites blade bending.

3. You might want to shorten your lenths that you cut when you made your circular saw cuts. This would mean you are going to be removing shorter pieces at a time, but may make it easier for the sawzall to do its work.

I am very interested in helping you find an easy way to get your floor up, as I understand exactly what your going thru. If there is anyway for you to make a short youtube video showing what your dealing with please do it. Lastly, I think we'll be able to find out what the issue is, but as a last resort, you could rent an electric jackhammer with a scraper attachment from Home Depot or a larger ride on machine called a Terminator, but I think once we find out what the problem is, we can get that floor up....NO problem. Don't give up yet. Describe for us further, with pics or a video would be even better, what your dealing with. I can made another video to help demonstrate anything you might want to see also.

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Thanks for the quick feedback. We rented an electric floor scraper and it still won't come up. We can get pieces up with a pry bar, but everything splinters. The floor underneath almost looks like they glued the floor on top of tile adhesive. They were thorough for sure. Our blades are long enough and it works on parts, then catches and won't move. We are at a loss.
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Can you post a picture of what you have done so far? Sounds like the floor was glued with a very hard glue,
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I'm with OhMike, we really need some pics here. Once you said the floor still wouldn't move after renting an electric jackhammer, you've got me stumped. We really need some pics to see whats going on here.

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