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Any tips for removing 2 layers of tiles?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by VickyBH, 2 Nov 2018.

  1. VickyBH

    VickyBH

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    Hi all,

    One of our kitchen wall has 2 layers of tiles on it. The area is 3m wide of double tiles floor to ceiling. My small SDS drill doesn't seem powerful enough to remove 2 tiles in one go. Is manually removing first layer the only way to deal with it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bobasd

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    wear glasses an gloves an use a hammer an a long steel chisel if the SDS wont hack it.
    once youve got a few off the rest will maybe prise off.
    you should do it in a mornin.
    have a place outside to dump the debris - dont be shiftin it around.
    youl probly damage the background plaster as you work - if the background is plasterboard then come back here.
     
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  3. Paul C.

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    upload_2018-11-7_8-27-32.png + upload_2018-11-7_8-22-35.png + upload_2018-11-7_8-23-19.png -> upload_2018-11-7_8-24-34.png -> upload_2018-11-7_8-26-7.png -> upload_2018-11-7_8-26-50.png
     
  4. VickyBH

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    LOL, what's the difference between club hammer and normal hammer (the type that comes in a full set of household toolbox)?
     
  5. Paul C.

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    Either will work. Just the weight that's different. Heavier the hammer, harder the impact.... and the more it hurts your fingers when you miss :)
     
  6. jonbey

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    Yep, I used my club hammer last night to hammer some nails into a bit of fake grass. Certainly hurts more when you hit your thumb.

    But basically, I weighs more, so you can do more damage with a slower swing. Momentum.

    I'll be doing this soon too - I also have 2 layers of tiles plus the added bonus of what looks like concrete holding them onto the wall. No plaster board though, all solid rock-like plaster ...
     
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  7. Yeahaa

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    Doesnt matter what you hit them with googles are a must , had bit of flying tile stick in my tear duct one time , was bleeding down my cheek , was close ....

    Inch wood chiesel , claw hammer an small bar I use to strip tile manually
     
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    You have cement under tiles , old method of fixing , the over tiling was due to the last person realising how difficult it is to remove .
    Other option is simply to board over the lot with plasterboard if you can afford to loose 25mm in depth.
     
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