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Old 04-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hello , i am a facilities manager and sometimes go to our companies homes for repairs ,a contracter installed 12x 12 tiles using pl 200 construction adhesive ,needless to say i need to remove and re install everything whats the easiest way to remove this mess ? and please dont laugh it ! its in an 9x 6 bathroom on the floor


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Old 04-10-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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I don't think there's any magic solution out there; either way, it may well be a case for the hammer-and-chisel, or jackhammer, depending on what's underneath. Some construction adhesives stay somewhat flexible, compared to others, and I think PL200 is a polyurethane - so may not.

But whether it is PL200 or thinset, the tiles are on there and there's no magic removal system. An electric hammer drill would ease the work...


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I don't see it here but I assume you're dealing with ceramic or porcelain. I would cut a few grout lines and try to lift whole tiles. You might get lucky on at least a few. When all else fails get a hammer drill with a 4" wide chisel shaped blade and go at them from the edge.
What about heat on the PL200? or is it flamable.
Another thought before you start, lift a heat vent or toilet and see if there is a proper underlay say 1/4"ply???? . Hopefully it is only nailed down and not screwed in.
You'll likely have to scrap that anyway because of the PL so why not go deep and take it out as a whole slab rather than lift all the tile and then the underlayment?
Try to asses this bath floor from below if you have an open ceiling. If you see a lot of screws penetrating the floor, I would go armed with a case of beer or bottle of rum. Best of luck
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