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jema
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 10:50 am    Post subject: Removing ceramic tiles from a plastered brick wall  Reply with quote    

Anyone have any ideas or tools for this?

I'm going to pay someone to retile, since I am just not neat enough myself, but a was hoping to lessen the cost by doing the destructive stuff myself

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do they need removing, or could you tile over them? Otherwise you need a bolster. Once you've got one out the others should chisel off fairly easily.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Do they need removing, or could you tile over them? Otherwise you need a bolster. Once you've got one out the others should chisel off fairly easily.


I never did like the lazy approach in that regard, by the sounds of it you think it ain;t that tough anyway

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've done it and it wasn't that hard. But I may have been lucky. I agree it's better to remove them if you can.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What are they fixed on with, tile adhesive or cement (as we had in a house once) Tile adhesive use a bolster and 1lb hammer. If you have a lot to do then a drill with a rotary stop, using a chisel head will get them off. More than likely you will need to do a plaster skim to patch the wall, but it doesn't have to be perfect if you are retiling.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
What are they fixed on with, tile adhesive or cement (as we had in a house once) Tile adhesive use a bolster and 1lb hammer. If you have a lot to do then a drill with a rotary stop, using a chisel head will get them off. More than likely you will need to do a plaster skim to patch the wall, but it doesn't have to be perfect if you are retiling.


i'm itching to find out, but OH has prohibited me, until we have actually arranged for the rebuilding work to be done. It would afterall be a bit silly to smash the bathroom to bits now, and not have it back together again for months

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You've got quite a modern house, haven't you? Almost certainly tile adhesive, or something cheaper.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

30 odd years old, so internal brick walls and not badly built.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shhhh, if your OH is not looking...

5kg 620W SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill, Screwfix 34.99. Has Rotary Stop so it can just chisel them off. It's cheap but it does come with a 3 year Gtee, and I've used it to remove the back wall of our house. B&Q do something similar.

I've got 1938 tiles that seem to be cemented on, it takes them off but also large chuncks of the wall. That's one reason why I'm going to remove and rebuild a kitchen wall when I'm off work next.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the SDS Plus one I looked at earlier at screwfix was 300

I will have another look. I am all for using the right tools, but not at that price.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=94802&ts=93785

yep should have looked harder.

of course the chisel is another 30.

But I am sure that together they are cheaper than paying to get the job done
thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote 94802 34.99. It's made by Ferm (who I'd never heard of) and it's very basic. But, for that price I thought it was cheaper than renting and it has a 3 yr gtee if it goes wrong. I've used it when I swapped the back door and window around in the kitchen and it makes short work of removing cement plaster and removing bricks. As I said, it's basic but it did the job. Not sure what the B&Q price is but I've noticed they tend to match screwfix.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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of course the chisel is another 30.


45394 - 17 piece set 19.99
15618 - 40mm flat chisel 6.85

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ferm are very variable. I have some damn good stuff from them, but the first router of theirs I got from screwfix, was awfully misaligned it had to go back, which of course screwfix were ok about.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's the usual storey, you can pay 40 for something or 300 but often there is not much difference in reliability.

BTW, there is a tile removing chisel for 30 which, I assume, would make a neater job. I've not used one but others may have done.

If there's no rush the screwfix forums have people that tend to give honest answers.

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