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Old 02-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Using a Multi Max tool, can I remove grout and then remove the tiles and not destroy them, my house is old and I do not have replacement tiles. I am putting in a new shower valve and will have to remove some tile to get to the plumbing. The tile looks like they are on top of a "concrete" substance from what I can see after I removed the escutcheon plate on the existing valve.

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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It would take a miracle. I would do all the repairs from the other side. I doubt you'd have enough clearance to make the changes anyway. Cut a hole in the wall of the adjoining room and then patch it, or make a removable door/panel if it's in a closet.

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Thanks Jazman, the other side of the bath wall is the vanity, so I would have to remove it to get behind the shower valve. I am going to have to go try to find some old tile that matches and go in through the bath side. I just don't see any other way.
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try finding some decorative tiles of the same size and see if you can weave them into the wall around the fixture
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Using a Multi tool, can I remove grout and then remove the tiles and not destroy them, my house is old and I do not have replacement tiles. I am putting in a new shower valve and will have to remove some tile to get to the plumbing. The tile looks like they are on top of a "concrete" substance from what I can see after I removed the escutcheon plate on the existing valve.
It will take some patience, but it can be done. Just be really careful.

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