Removing Wall Tile Adhesive

hi,
I know this has been dealt with on previous occasions, but I wondered if there were any new perspectives.
I have removed tiles from my partition walls (plasterboard) of my kitchen, but am left with ridges of adhesive. I had thought of tiling over the adhesive, but it's likely that some I may be tiling both previously tiled areas and new areas, so there would be an uneven finish.
I have heard of various options including steam, heat guns etc. Which of these are suitable for plasterboard, and which tends to be the most effective?
Thanks,
Ronan
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I did this a couple of days ago. I used a wallpaper steam stripper, and it does the business because it turns the adhesive into a more jelly-like substance (it softens it enough to come off cleanly).
However I've got some more to do soon and I've just invested in a Bosch electric scraper to see if that might help matter along. The steam stripper was a very slow option to use, and required 24 hours afterwards to allow the wall to dry out thoroughly.
A heat gun might do the job, but I was slightly fearful of it catching the paper on the paper wall alight so I didn't go down that route.
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I did a plasterboard bathroom wall in about 10 minutes with a belt sander. It was waterproof adhesive. No damage to plasterboard, unless you count torn paper. The wall was previously only half tiled, so I had tiled and non-tiled areas to cover. Getting it smooth was a priority.
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On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:00:31 -0000, "Christian McArdle"

A long time ago I used a belt sander for this purpose, and I recall being inundated with very fine dust that got literally everywhere.
Did you use a dust extract facility on the belt sander by any chance?
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No. Open window, dust mask and masking tape on the door/frame join. It settled pretty quickly. It wasn't like using an angle grinder on concrete blocks or anything.
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On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 09:46:04 -0000, "Christian McArdle"

I had to do some chasing out in old lime mortar walls for light switches with an angle grinder, that was horrible...
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I found that the wallpaper steamer that I was using to take the wallpaper off the top-half of the wall seemed to work well in softening the tile adhesive on the bottom half. Then I just scrapped it off with a scraper.
Got to be careful not to lift the plaster off too though with the steamer...
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I've had pretty good results with the Bosch power scraper, have to be careful that you don't take chunks out of the wall! I found it was pretty good at fetching off the blown plaster as well!
It leaves a tingling sensation in your hands by the end of the day though.
Good luck Marc
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