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07-10-2013 12:12 AM
CaliWrangler @ChuckyCheese: That's hilarious.

@BlueRidgeYj: So I went at it a little more today... It was about 109 degrees here... So I knocked out a tenth of it.... But ya needless to say... It was super duper dusty everywhere.... I eventually added a little water and it helped out immensely... I will make sure I keep the pressure washer handy for clean-up! The bit is working great, cuts right through it with a little effort. The grinder ended up getting real hot to the touch on the side of the housing, so I let it cool down! I hope it doesn't burn out.... But hey if it does, it's my uncles anyways! LOL... JK... I'll get him another one.
07-09-2013 08:39 PM
BlueRidgeYJ
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Originally Posted by CaliWrangler View Post
@BlueRidgeYJ: You are the man... I was able to buy a Concrete Surface Grinder attachment for my Grinder... It cost a pretty penny $50.... I gave it a test run of about a square foot and you are right... It threw up sooo much dust I couldnt breathe... I like the idea of watering it down....I will try that tonight... Although, I wonder if the water will ruin my grinder?
Sweet. I figured there had to be one (attachment), but I don't do a whole lot of tile work, hence my abiguity. I sub most of that tile jazz, lol.

Just dampen the material, no big puddles. If you spray too much, hit it with the blower. Give it a good hose and wait a minute, then it should be a little better... but still a BIG mess. Don't get water in the unit itself and you'll be fine. If it gets super dusty (comparatively), hose it again. I have run em through some pretty serious conditions and not had one fail from anything but age - BUT - water may tear up your attachment, I just do not know. If the grinder does get seriously wet, unplug it and let it dry out before using it again. As long as water stays outside of the motor housing, you're good.

The kicker about using water is that it makes cleanup more fun, but not horrible. Also try to pay attention to the directional spin and resulting debris field created by the grinder, use it to your advantage and send it away. A box fan behind you (or squirrel cage fan, if ya got one) makes a huge difference, too, but just sends the mess flying to settle elsewhere.

Very glad I could help. And yes, you will want a 'fine particulate respirator' to breath during it (30$ at builder store)... you do not want to inhale concrete dust. Bad, bad, stuff. I've cut & shaped concrete filled block walls in a sealed room before, I certainly know your pain. Oh, and have eye drops ready.

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I asked my grandpa how to remove grout. He said you have to work your way up to the pillbox and lob in a few grenades. He was in WW2 and is hard of hearing. I think he heard krauts.
Lmfao. Best thing I've heard all day.
07-09-2013 07:17 PM
chucky cheese I asked my grandpa how to remove grout. He said you have to work your way up to the pillbox and lob in a few grenades. He was in WW2 and is hard of hearing. I think he heard krauts.
07-09-2013 06:31 PM
CaliWrangler @BlueRidgeYJ: You are the man... I was able to buy a Concrete Surface Grinder attachment for my Grinder... It cost a pretty penny $50.... I gave it a test run of about a square foot and you are right... It threw up sooo much dust I couldnt breathe... I like the idea of watering it down....I will try that tonight... Although, I wonder if the water will ruin my grinder?
07-09-2013 08:00 AM
BlueRidgeYJ What he is using is called a scarifier. Like this one http://www.ohiopowertool.com/p-535-b...er-1773ak.aspx. if you could rent one, that'd be great, but I kind-of doubt any of the rental guys would have em. I do not know of any that work just as attachments. The absolutely best thing to use is a 'floor chipper', it is like a zamboni for tile removal. Again, unfortunately I doubt these are available for rental.

Being outside, I would get a grinder, OSHA respirator (beyond N95 dusk mask), saftey glasses (or better yet a face shield), gloves, ear warmers, a hose, and a leaf blower. Soak the grout, it'll help it break up a bit and keep dust down (it will still be hellaciously dusty). Put on protective gear, grind away. The thinset will remove much faster than the slab material, and that is basically what you see in that video. Keep it smooth, constant, and moving. I would look at 80+ sand paper, though 60 may be OK if you are experienced with a grinder. 36 is too course and will probably require a scratch coat or new flooring to cover its marks on the slab. When ya get done, blow all the dust on the neighbor you don't like (j/k on that part).

Good Luck.
07-09-2013 12:12 AM
CaliWrangler The tool he uses starts at 3:17 in the video. Thanks again.
07-09-2013 12:11 AM
CaliWrangler
Thin-set/tile glue/grout removal! HELP PLEASE! Thanks

Hi Everyone,

I tore out some tile last weekend from my patio... Now I'm left with the grout/glue/thin-set to be removed. I've tried to remove with two different style scrapers... And it's super stuck! Chisel Hammer was starting to remove the concrete finish..... Then I came across this video on YouTube. I have a grinder and it looks like he has a special attachment on it. I'm not worried about the vacuum thing he has attached... I'll deal with the dust.


Clean-Tile, Grout, Thinset Removal-Demolition. Chandler-Phoenix, AZ. - YouTube

Any guidance would be great. Thanks.

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