I have 1,300 sq. feet of thinset left behind after removing the tile.
It's patchy in some places but mostly there. Will a walk-behind
concrete grinder remove this stuff? I thinking of the kind Home Depot
This is not to answer your question. I am just curious why you removed
that many of ceremic tiles, which are supposed durable. I am thinking
of laying similar number of 12" ceremic tiles in my basement.
A true concrete grinder WILL remove the thinset with little difficulty.
I recently used a five (5) inch diameter concrete grinder wheel in
a angle grinder to remove thinset from 87 square feet of sidewalk.
The wheel consisted of diamond impregnated 'segments' about
1/4 inch thick and welded around the periphery of the wheel.
When I checked at my local Home Depot, all they had was a machine
for removing glue from concrete. The 'wheel' had several carbide inserts
for the cutting action which I did not think would work very well on my
sidewalk. Carbide is extremely brittle and I could visualize then
upon hitting a crack or whatever.
Good luck! Incidentally, there is a local shopping mall where thousands
of sq. ft. of tile were removed and replaced. Unfortunately, all the work
done during nights and I was unable to observe any of the machinery used.
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