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Old 03-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #16
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I recently finished a 32 bathroom commercial job----some were set in epoxy----the demo was costly---

I like the final look----your efforts paid off----a good electric chipping hammer is expensive----glad you found a cost effective alternative.

It's not fun to buy a special use tool and then only use it once-----

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #17
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I recently finished a 32 bathroom commercial job----some were set in epoxy----the demo was costly---

I like the final look----your efforts paid off----a good electric chipping hammer is expensive----glad you found a cost effective alternative.

It's not fun to buy a special use tool and then only use it once-----
Thanks - I only felt comfortable enough to tackle this project because of the advice i get here in this forum. The air hammer was like $20 at Lowes (though I found out Harbor Freight sells the same model for $10) and I borrowed a large enough compressor for the job so my total cost for the demo that wasnt anticipated was only the $20 and my time. I kept the air hammer in case I ever need it again but you're right - nothing more frustrating than buying a tool (or tools) that you know you'll likely never use again.
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I also forgot to mention that this time around I used Grout Boost instead of water when mixing the grout. Supposedly this means I do not have to use an external sealant as this is supposed to seal it when you lay it down.

Anyone else used a similar product? Do you recommend it? I'm about a week from sealing the work I did in the kitchen but am considering not sealing this one seeing as how I used the boost.

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Like seeing you planned on placing the toilet flange ON TOP OF the finished floor(diagram #1).

Good call. Others may and will disagree. It is an ongoing debate.
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I'll be replacing the existing toilet and don't know what the new one will cover so this was the only option to ensure it was done right.
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I looked at it again and actually the flange is already in place and I tiled around it (option 2 on your diagram) which would have me putting the wax ring and toilet on top of the existing flange.
What is the benefit of doing it the other way?
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I looked at it again and actually the flange is already in place and I tiled around it (option 2 on your diagram) which would have me putting the wax ring and toilet on top of the existing flange.
What is the benefit of doing it the other way?
Never ending debate. See here for some reading: post #9 will have additional links

Basement toilet redo, toliet flange question

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