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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  5:47:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to remove about 800 sf of VCT only way I can find is to heat it up using a weed burner and the scrape it up. I know they make a walk behind electric scraper but no one in a hundred miles has to rent. What is the best way? Is heating it harmful to the lungs?

Idahobound
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  5:48:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was put down in the last 10 Years so no asbestos
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asop
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:02:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If they are 9" X 9" tiles beware. I took up 3,000 sq. ft. with the subject machine. Still not the easiest approach but, the best I could find.
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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:08:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by asop

If they are 9" X 9" tiles beware. I took up 3,000 sq. ft. with the subject machine. Still not the easiest approach but, the best I could find.



They are 12x12
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jar
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:20:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
heating them up is a slow way to go. best is with machine, next is a tile floor scraper. go to a local tile store that specializes in tile , or even a carpet shop, they will be able to tell you where you can find a machine to rent. taking that crap up by hand is a real back breaker!!!

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RugerNiner
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:38:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lay your new flooring over top of it.

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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:48:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RugerNiner

Lay your new flooring over top of it.



I can it is inlayed into white surrounding it. I am replacing colored tile with white to match
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dav1965
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:54:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
People get as much up off the floor as they can and then they put luan down then tile over it.
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Knifecollector
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:44:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can get a wide chisel blade for a hammer drill designed for that purpose. Results seem to vary.
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montanajoe
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:50:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
flooring scraper;


https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=r3-oWsuFEcvCzwLFwYUY&q=floor+tile+scraper&oq=floor+tile+scraper&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l3j0i22i30k1l7.2887.16977.0.20583.18.18.0.0.0.0.159.2365.0j18.18.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.18.2358...0i131k1.0.FyqP0Fjy2ug


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SG
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:08:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
800' you'll need one like this. You should be able to rent one for much cheaper.

http://www.lewiscontractorsales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=T19601&Store_Code=PAL&gdffi=6695d02f63ea49d99de40153f2e16d16&gdfms=5824A81EB07840E8A0B2BD71774CE46C&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsvnBpYXr2QIVgVuGCh3rfAjFEAQYBCABEgJAJPD_BwE
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gjshaw
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:13:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SG

800' you'll need one like this. You should be able to rent one for much cheaper.

http://www.lewiscontractorsales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=T19601&Store_Code=PAL&gdffi=6695d02f63ea49d99de40153f2e16d16&gdfms=5824A81EB07840E8A0B2BD71774CE46C&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsvnBpYXr2QIVgVuGCh3rfAjFEAQYBCABEgJAJPD_BwE



Thatís just like the one I rented when I was doing some floors. It worked real good. Rented it for four hours and I was done in just one hour it worked so good.



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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:52:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SG

800' you'll need one like this. You should be able to rent one for much cheaper.

http://www.lewiscontractorsales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=T19601&Store_Code=PAL&gdffi=6695d02f63ea49d99de40153f2e16d16&gdfms=5824A81EB07840E8A0B2BD71774CE46C&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsvnBpYXr2QIVgVuGCh3rfAjFEAQYBCABEgJAJPD_BwE


That is what I wanted but I canít find one with in a hundred miles.
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remingtonoaks
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  01:37:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Home Depot usually rents scraper machines. Don't you have a Home Depot that has a rental department close to where you live?


Edited by - remingtonoaks on 03/14/2018 01:39:16 AM
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SG
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  07:46:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry,Idaho. If you were closer,I'd just let you use mine.
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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  08:41:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by remingtonoaks

Home Depot usually rents scraper machines. Don't you have a Home Depot that has a rental department close to where you live?




Not all HDs have rental. I am working in Evanston WY closest one I could find was in Layton 86 miles away. I got it all removed this morning with a weed burner.
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Hunter Mag
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:10:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a basement with +/-600' to scrape up. How is the weed burner indoors? Noxious I assume?

Remember this quote... "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson


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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:46:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hunter Mag

I have a basement with +/-600' to scrape up. How is the weed burner indoors? Noxious I assume?


I did it in a 50k building it was my bad ay all
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Smitty500mag
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:47:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can use liquid nitrogen and get it up. It freezes the tile and glue then it can be broken up and removed with a straight hoe. On a concrete floor that was the only thing we could find to remove tile in a powerhouse that was put down with epoxy.



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wpageabc
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  5:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Overlay with plywood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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Idahobound
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  6:46:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wpageabc

Overlay with plywood


Not a possibility
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