I need to re-tile a hearth in my 1899 house. The hearth is on the
first floor. I lifted the old tiles, and underneath, I find quite hard
concrete. I need to remove about 1/4" of that concrete in order to be
able to lay the new tiles flush with the surface of the floorboards.
What is the easiest way to do this without shaking the house to bits?
The house was built in 1899 using lime mortar. U guess the padstone
under the hearth is probably on the top of a brick corbel, since there
is nothing visibly sopporting it in the room below. Therefore, I dare
not start attacking it with a jack-hammer. Even belting it with a
lump-hammer and chisel might cause the brick corbelling underneath to
Thanks for any suggestions.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Frank Watson ) wrote in message
Are you certain it isn't just resting on a trimmer? (A framed out
double width of joist.) Chopping it out with a sharp chisel should not
If you go too deep, just refill when bedding the new tile. Drill
through for an idea of what's there.
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