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Old 11-09-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Removing Thinset from tile .


I'd like to reuse 25 year old tile that's beginning to become loose - it's no longer available so I cannot buy new pieces. Any ideas on how to remove thinset from tile so that they can be re-laid?

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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I'd like to reuse 25 year old tile that's beginning to become loose - it's no longer available so I cannot buy new pieces. Any ideas on how to remove thinset from tile so that they can be re-laid?
If you can get it ip wo breaking you can use 40 grit paper to remove the thinset

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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I recently used my Bosch oscillationg tool with a triangular carbide rasp to remove thinset from the back of ceramic tiles and from the plywood substrate. This woked very well and was fast too and made relaying the ties very easy.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Was there a lot of dust in the air or did it just lay on the floor?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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Not really too much dust. The particular Bosch tool I used is battery-operated and does not have a very powerful cooling fan, but an AC-operated tool might kick up more dust. I did, however, keep my wife's Hoover near at hand and I vacuumed up the dust frequently.
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