I didn't know you couldn't do this, so I did it by soaking the tiles in a
bucketful of water/tsp for a couple of days. Then a paint scraper took the
thinset off fairly easily. I did break one tile, but it wasn't shattered,
so I put it back up with the rest, but up over my head so I won't look at it
Hi this works well,
Use a steam wallpaper stripper, the steam will soften it and then you can
just scrape it off using a wall paper scraper
Used this to "recycle" a lot of loose tiles in a kitchen and a bathroom.
I've used a wire brush wheel mounted on a bench grinder with good
results. If you don't have one, a wire wheel chucked in an electric
drill would be slower but would also work. You don't have to get
every bit of old thinset off, just the bulk of it.
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