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Removing tile grout from around copper pipe

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Kirbs, 15 Jan 2021.

  1. Kirbs

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    Previous occupants made a right dogs dinner of tiled bathroom floor, with great globs of grout around the base of the pipes coming up to the radiator.

    Worried my multi-tool grout remover will go through the pipe too! Could anyone kindly suggest a way to rake away the grout without risking cutting the pipes?

    Thanks!
     
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    Old school it, use a little force/elbow grease and a flat bladed screwdriver or chisel.
     
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    Thanks, I was afraid that was going to be the case.

    Any bright ideas on how to soften the grout? It's pretty rock hard and I don't want to apply too much force.
     
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    Picture?
     
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    I find no need, it should just chip off, which would be better imo.
     
  7. Kirbs

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    Photo as requested - as you can see, the nut on the valve makes it difficult to chip away in a downward direction, so I'll be chipping away sideways directly towards the pipes.

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    Ballofix will fail in a few years anyhow. Shouldn't be used on heating.
     
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