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Old 04-27-2013, 12:10 AM   #16
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You can remove that glue stuff with the pvc floor in one swipe if you use a chisel and a hammer. Get a 1 1/4-1 1/2" wide chisel and hammer away at about a 60 degree angle. You can lower to a 45 degree angle if it scrapes off easily. But if you start to skim over it, then you need to raise the angle up a bit.

Is it slow and tedious? Yes.

Do you feel stupid stripping 1 1/4" wide path at a time? Sure.

Best to have at it in 30 minute increments, hopefully over two days. Stop and sweep or vacuum up frequently.

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Thanks for the input. But it ain't gonna happen! I will put down really nice sheet vinyl before I put that much effort into it If that does not work I will put in some indoor outdoor carpet.

But now I am confused. I have two people telling me that modern thinset will work over adhesive and some telling me to to remove the adhesive? Which is the proper way?

Whats a poor old guy to do?? JIm
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #18
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This is simple-do a test.

Mix up a pound of thinset and set a few tiles on the concrete. Work the thinset well into the concrete and burn it onto the back of the tile. Then come back in 2 days and pry them off and see what you have.
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Good advice, so I go to the big box store and there are several different types of thinset! Which one?

So I quit, I am in over my head. I called a highly recommended tile guy to give me an estimate. Some times you just have to bite the bullet. I have had this little bath torn apart for a month, time to get er done.

Thanks for all the input JIm

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