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Old 04-28-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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With is the tool to remove grout. It is a nice size floor.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #2
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Your biggest issue will be dust control. Do you want to:
a) Contain the dust within the room?

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b) Contain the dust within the tool?

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Of course, you need a suitable extractor for the 2nd option.

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Angus, is thy just an adapter to a sawzall? If so where are they sold?
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Yes and click the blue link directly under the picture!
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Angus: I just went out and got 4 Grout Grabber last night. I saw them in the store before did not know if they were any good thank you.
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Home Creapo carries them here.
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I like my Bosch cordless oscillating multi-tool to remove grout. Granted the battery life is a little short, but the blade for grout removal is the bomb. Doesn't kick up much dust at all. Not recommend for over 100 sq feet, a little slower than Angus's suggestions.
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Well if they would have used permacolor grout by laticrete ya wouldnt be cutting it out because of staining
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I use a multi tool with the diamond semi oval attachment.
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I used the Grout Grabber on the job today and it works great. The Grout Grabber works a lot better then my multi-tool on bigger jobs and my be on smaller jobs to.
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I have a small problem
its about 250sqft of 12/12 tile with a sealed grout that is kicking my butt
I have used my multimaster with the grout removal wheels but they don't last long enough and its taking way too long, I was only able to do about 50sqft today in about 4hrs with 3 wheels

would the grout grabber work better? and most importantly faster? or is there a better way to do it?

I never had a problem with any grout before and I usually just use the triangle grout remover and they have been working great and faster most of the time than the multimaster but this grout is too hard for that tool
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this is what ORLANDO uses... cant go wrong..
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I've always used a grinder with vac and fan in the window. Seems to me it's the fastest. Also, I like the control I have with a grinder. For small jobs or small grout joint, a Multimaster type tool is best.

But why does all this grout need to be removed? Is a grout stain possible? That might be a better use of your time.
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When I went into this house there was cracked grout, the previous guy left spacers in the grout and the home owner sealed the grout with out cleaning it so she had paint and drywall dust in it.
I cleaned all of that up with grout 66, fixed the cracks and took out all the spacers. Now we are getting complaints that the grout is still discolored so we just decided to take all of it out and re do it.

after Thursday i have been trying to convince them to stain the grout but we will see how that goes.

if they won't go with that i will have to start using the grinder because i don't want to stay there for another 2-3 day removing all of that grout
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I had a friend call me last summer when an Epoxy Grout install went South. The grout sagged on the vertical surface and needed to be removed.

I had heard somewhere that a Heat Gun can be used and he tried that. Seemed to work for him.

Have any of you other guys tried a heat gun on Epoxy or even Urethane Grout?

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Nope not me, but I would make double sure epoxy didn't sag. Such a pita to get haze up or clean up tools that were forgotten about I don't even wanna think about that.

Only had to learn those lessons once.

Aren't you guys scared the grout grabber will chip a tile?
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I had a friend call me last summer when an Epoxy Grout install went South. The grout sagged on the vertical surface and needed to be removed.

I had heard somewhere that a Heat Gun can be used and he tried that. Seemed to work for him.

Have any of you other guys tried a heat gun on Epoxy or even Urethane Grout?

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I did a retile job on a stainless steel hot tub a few years back. Some of the tiles(mostly ones already replaced) were set with thinset. All the rest were set with epoxy.
We used our oxy/aceteline torch to heat up the tiles(and epoxy thinset), and they came off not too bad...which was good cause trying to "chip" them off wasnot working so well!
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I seem to recall that stainless steel tub debacle.
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Aren't you guys scared the grout grabber will chip a tile?
The Grout Grabber is designed to not chip the tile, unless your hands are very unsteady!

The Grout Grabber doesn't work well on epoxy grout. I did have a contractor use it with a heat gun and he was able to slowly remove the grout.
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