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Old 04-10-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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Dry Ice to Remove VAT

Until the coffers get refilled I'd like to keep the original '58 9x9 VATile. There are four tiles that need to be replaced at the door. I figure that I can harvest my needs from under the bed but need to find a way to get full tiles up.

Does the Dry Ice trick work? The tiles are pretty darn crispy.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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This worked for me, you should try it on a tile where you can't see it, or a damaged one you are going to replace, before going whole-hog.
I used a clothes iron with steam, to warm and moisten the tile I was pulling. It came up in one piece.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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I don't have tiles as old as yours...but we always went the heat route, just be careful an don't get any of the wood work too hot FWIW we used to pull tiles up off the floors at one place I worked with a propane torch

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Old 04-12-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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Does anyone have success stories about the best way to remove the old, black mastic from the backs of the tiles and from the location to which I want to move the replacements?
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You sure you want to mess this much with vinyl asbestos tile? Be sure to use a good canister filter mask and some method to hold down dust. I've seen the licensed removers use a lot of water when they're working with it -- not quite what you'd want to do on your Airstream floor.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:55 AM   #6
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Moving four/five tiles is less hazardous that ripping up the whole floor, n'est ce pas?
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