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    Bathroom Refurbishment

    Finally got around to starting mine.
    Got the toilet out, which was orrible.
    Got the pipes capped

    Fook Me, getting the tiles up is hard work.
    Anyone used a Rotary Hammer?
    Think I might have to get one at this rate.

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    I'm guessing you have a concrete floor and the tiles have been stuck down on that. Hard job !

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    If you were in the Uk, I'd say pop along to screwfix and buy one of these


    https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb...230-240v/4172g

    65,

    put the flat tool in and away you go

    you will of course be able to buy them in Home Depot / lowes etc etc

    Cheap large sds drill ( its not going to be massively worked )

    one of these bits

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-3-in-...ng-Bit/1242637

    you call them Scaling chisel it looks like

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    If you were in the Uk, I'd say pop along to screwfix and buy one of these


    https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb...230-240v/4172g

    65,

    put the flat tool in and away you go

    you will of course be able to buy them in Home Depot / lowes etc etc

    Cheap large sds drill ( its not going to be massively worked )

    one of these bits

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-3-in-...ng-Bit/1242637

    you call them Scaling chisel it looks like
    Cheers Matt.

    I was looking at the Bosch Bulldog one.
    It's $220 plus the bit.
    Might be worth it as I plan on doing the guest bathroom if I do a reasonable job on the master bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    Cheers Matt.

    I was looking at the Bosch Bulldog one.
    It's $220 plus the bit.
    Might be worth it as I plan on doing the guest bathroom if I do a reasonable job on the master bath.
    you must be able to get cheaper " own brands " ( I must admit my knowledge of US power tools is limited to the main brands, slight funny side story , I got Married in Vegas, middle of our trip, We are in a Vegas tool store buying a Dewalt 14.4 v Cordless drill and 2 batteries , had some funny looks when the batteries were in the hand luggage )

    its not going to be hammered ( no pun intended ) so a own brand would be fine, and if it does die inside a week, just return it

    though that will slice them off easy enough

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    Home Depot is blocked from the UK, strange

    Just thought of Walmart

    something like this

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stark-Ele...8?athbdg=L1700

    or this if you wanted to go bigger ( though imho the 1st is fine and comes with a flat bit )

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Xtremepow...e&athbdg=L1700

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    Home Depot is blocked from the UK, strange

    Just thought of Walmart

    something like this

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stark-Ele...8?athbdg=L1700

    or this if you wanted to go bigger ( though imho the 1st is fine and comes with a flat bit )

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Xtremepow...e&athbdg=L1700
    Nice one, I got a home depot about a Mile away.
    Been there 4 times in the last two days..be going later again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    Nice one, I got a home depot about a Mile away.
    Been there 4 times in the last two days..be going later again!
    I love a trip to Home Depot when in Orlando, got a Cheesecake Factory close, so its a nice evening, Home Depot ( for 1 hour max ) and then Cheesecake Factory for tea I spoil them kids

    last trip I got a few dewalt screwdriver bits and a leatherman multi tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    I love a trip to Home Depot when in Orlando, got a Cheesecake Factory close, so its a nice evening, Home Depot ( for 1 hour max ) and then Cheesecake Factory for tea I spoil them kids

    last trip I got a few dewalt screwdriver bits and a leatherman multi tool
    I bought some Dewalt gear just Hammer and Crowbar.
    Taking it back though as the hammer was too small to shift any of the tiles.

    I think I could trade off the calories of a Cheesecake Factory for the work going into this bleeding floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    I think I could trade off the calories of a Cheesecake Factory for the work going into this bleeding floor.
    I really fancy a cheesecake factory slice now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    I bought some Dewalt gear just Hammer and Crowbar.
    Taking it back though as the hammer was too small to shift any of the tiles.

    I think I could trade off the calories of a Cheesecake Factory for the work going into this bleeding floor.
    If they're a f ucker to take up, then get something decent. It may cost you an extra $100 but it's so worth it when you see the progress and the difference a more powerful and better built power tool Makes. Let's face it, you're on it now, pissing about with rubbish will spin you out, waste you time and probably cost you more. Good luck

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    A 240v sds hammer drill will do it. Just buy a few extra chisel bits as they snap at the stem when they heat up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuerto View Post
    If they're a f ucker to take up, then get something decent. It may cost you an extra $100 but it's so worth it when you see the progress and the difference a more powerful and better built power tool Makes. Let's face it, you're on it now, pissing about with rubbish will spin you out, waste you time and probably cost you more. Good luck
    Sound advice Mate.
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    Cheers Matt.

    I was looking at the Bosch Bulldog one.
    It's $220 plus the bit.
    Might be worth it as I plan on doing the guest bathroom if I do a reasonable job on the master bath.
    Guest bathroom, posh ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Guest bathroom, posh ??
    Pretty much standard here Mate.
    3 bedroom Townhouse (3 level terrace) has 2.5 bathrooms (.5 being a toilet on the bottom level).

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    So I got a Bosch Bulldog Cordless SDS Tool.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-18-Vo...nly/1000979918

    $200 plus $150 worth of batteries and a charger for free.
    Lady outside the store working for Bosch gave me a tshirt and another free battery when she saw me Furry the gear to the car.

    What an amazing tool. I finished the floor in a little over an hour.
    Time to get the tiles off the drywall now!

  17. #17

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    Many a home improver has met the same fate. This is best left to the professionals ....and when i say professionals i mean pikeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    So I got a Bosch Bulldog Cordless SDS Tool.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-18-Vo...nly/1000979918

    $200 plus $150 worth of batteries and a charger for free.
    Lady outside the store working for Bosch gave me a tshirt and another free battery when she saw me Furry the gear to the car.

    What an amazing tool. I finished the floor in a little over an hour.
    Time to get the tiles off the drywall now!

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    Re: Bathroom Refurbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    So I got a Bosch Bulldog Cordless SDS Tool.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-18-Vo...nly/1000979918

    $200 plus $150 worth of batteries and a charger for free.
    Lady outside the store working for Bosch gave me a tshirt and another free battery when she saw me Furry the gear to the car.

    What an amazing tool. I finished the floor in a little over an hour.
    Time to get the tiles off the drywall now!
    nice

    go careful on the drywall, as that flat chisel will dig right in it

    a free t-shirt, its a double winner today

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    DC Blue wants to hope that the tilers did a shit job of sealing the wall before they tiled or that the tiles are on a cement board, otherwise that drywall will be a f ucked wall.

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