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Old 06-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #21
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:07 AM   #22
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I would hire someone with a sawzall and a wacky name scraper attachment just to laugh my ass off, a bathroom (small) is the only place I would use that.
I actually thought about buying one of those, even watched a little bit if the video at the display, miracle tools gotta luv em.
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I could eat that tile and sh!t it out at home faster than that thing could remove it.
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I could eat that tile and sh!t it out at home faster than that thing could remove it.

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We did something like this last year. The client wanted to remove blue exterior carpet that had been glued to their concrete steps and porch. The carpet came up easy enough, but the adhesive residue was ugly and resistant to everything.

We used a razor scraper to scrape it off the smooth concrete porch. For the rough concrete steps we used a 4 1/2" grinder with a diamond blade held nearly parallel to the surface and a very light touch.

We tried thinners, strippers, solvents, wire brushes, wire cups, stripping wheels, grinding wheels and anything else we could lay our hands on, but the diamond wheel was the most effective. It was labor intensive (about 1 hour per 4' step) but the surface looked brand new when we finished.
Sounds like what was on my own front and back entry when I bought the house I live in to this day. I've done ZILLIONS of adhesive removals with every product and piece of equipment known to man and in my 30+ years of commercial work I NEVER saw anything so tough to come off. It was an artificial grass carpet that peeled off tough enough but the glue-------forget about it. I tried every trick in the book but yeah, diamond grinding off the skin of the slab is the onliest way that ultimately worked.

I'd imagine this particular glue was an exception----overkill by a factor of 10. Most adhesives could be removed with all the normal Mickey Mouse BS do-it-yourself tools and poisons.
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Before you decide how to remove the glue, you must pull up the carpet. Any thing before that is just speculation. Could be latex glue, could be outdoor glue, heck I have even seen liquid nail used. Oh, latex adhesive will work fine outside, as long as it is completely dry before it gets hit by rain. I worked for one store that used it exclusively. Most customers don't want to pay the huge upbump in price for outdoor adhesive.
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I notice your in Toronto. I'm in Toronto & the GTA as well dude. There is this place at Dupont and Bathurst area, on Dupont though. They have cleaning supplies and might have an industrial strength remover there, I picked some stuff up there last summer when I was renovating this restaurant I maintain regularly. If not then you might have to use a scrapper.
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I've seen a scraper blade for a sawzall too, and they looked way cheaper than anything Hilti. I haven't used them to know how they work.


I'm guessing you're referring to these toys. I always see them at Lowes near the contractor checkout. I would try them if they were given to me, but never buy. Definitely, not even in the same stratosphere as Hilti.

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they're not as good as a power scraper, but sharpened, in the right circumstances, they'll make you feel like your doing something. Then follow up with a real tool like a 7" grinder with diamond cup wheel.

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