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Hello! I have a home built in the early 1950's with plaster walls. I'm trying to get the recessed metal toilet paper and soap holders out to replace them. I've cut away the grout on the edges but both are being held in from the back by something (Plaster?) and I'm not sure how to go about getting them out without damaging the surrounding tile. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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Usually they were installed with a large buttering of plaster, then pressed in. If you can get is loose, try using a long recip. saw blade to cut the backing by hand
 

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Pics would sure help with the quality of suggestions you get.

Actually, that suggestion should be added to the Reply box on this website...
 
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