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Old 08-08-2014, 10:18 PM   #16
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It's never fun. They also make a long handled version so you use it standing. But I've found the blade for that model is too wide and makes it difficult. They tell me that type of hard work is good for the figure. That's what I hear anyway.

So, you think there's several types of adhesives? Wish I could see and also have an idea what had been stuck to it. Might be a good time to re-think and search for a topping that will stick to all these things. Do you have time to do some tests? Could be weeks.

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:40 PM   #17
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Hah Jaz....at this rate I am going to be a model when done....although one with gorilla arms :P

Yeah I looked at the long handled one and it didn't look like it would work although I could see where it would for the sticky stuff or a different type of glue. I cheated and bought the blowes scraper but got the really good brand blades. Combo actually works well as the scraper handle works for me as it was a little thicker than the other one.

Now that I know that I am not crazy and that it will take time I am going to see how long it takes to do the kitchen and then take it from there. At a minimum that will be tile. I did some more playing tonight and there are some sections that seem to come up better so I am thinking that in some areas they had water damage spots or boards that warped (no expansion room on install) they just slapped on some more glue and then put them back down. If this is the case then some areas may be a little easier. The concrete under it looks really good though.

If I end up just doing the kitchen and potentially testing the other stuff is this where you send a sample to a lab and they tell you what it is? Who would do that type of stuff. I have no idea where I would start. Might be worth it to look into that while doing the kitchen. Time I have so if it took a couple of weeks it might be worth it.

One other question before I get too deep. The concrete under the glue is nice and clean and shiny. Is this an issue for tile? It does not have a coating on it, its just mirror flat - crazy good slab workers. Its so rock hard the ramset even has issues getting through it.

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