On 3 Feb 2004 14:47:01 -0800, email@example.com (N. Thornton) wrote:
I did this with some of the tiles around my bath /shower and I can tell
you that grout is very hard . I just scraped away the top layer and then
regrouted and it turned out fine .
I take it you are doing this because the existing grout is a bit grubby .
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I bought one before Christmas for the same purpose. It survived doing a
metre long single row of grout before it was worn out. I don't know if
I was unlucky, but the item I bought was a Draper with a yellow plastic
molded handle. I ended up making a grout removing tool out of an old
industrial hacksaw blade ground down to a point, which worked fine.
Thanks for the warning!
I had another idea, which was to use 1" griding discs fitted to a
dremel-alike. I didnt find the discs anywhere though, but I did find a
1.6mm thick 4 1/2" angle grinder disc, which I would think would rip
grout out pretty quick if used with care. Its a thin metal cutting
disc, but presumably it would still make short work of grout.
Any comments welcome - I'm inclined to think 1" discs would be a safer
bet, but didnt find a supplier at last look.
On 4 Feb 2004 13:47:54 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (N. Thornton) wrote:
I've tried that and it isn't very effective. The disks disappear
rapidly and seem to start to cut into the tile.
The router bit type setup for a Dremel works OK and is easy to steer
(which is the main point), as does the Fein tool that was also
suggested - that is a lot more gentle but still effective.
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I would be concerned about the 1.6mm jamming in the gap and perhaps
nicking the tiles or pulling them off the wall. It really doesn't take
that long done by hand with a sharp hacksaw blade.
BTW, if you do happen to leave any metallic marks on tiles after the
grout removal, lemon juice and elbow grease is very effective at
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