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    Hi all,

    Can anyone recommend the best way to remove a shower hob without damaging the tiles that butt against it?

    I'm an amateur at this but want to save labour where I can... is it a possibility or am I likely to cause considerable collateral damage?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by clacker View Post
    Hi all,

    Can anyone recommend the best way to remove a shower hob without damaging the tiles that butt against it?

    I'm an amateur at this but want to save labour where I can... is it a possibility or am I likely to cause considerable collateral damage?

    Thanks
    if your talking inside the shower ,not a hope (unless you have a full weekend to spare chipping away )
    if your talking outside the shower ,not a hope (unless you have a full weekend to spare chipping away)
    there is a common thread here anyone pick it ???????????????
    kind regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by clacker View Post
    or am I likely to cause considerable collateral damage?
    Yes I think it's likely, but why do you want to remove it?

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    Colateral damage will likely be the waterproofing.
    Remember the 7 p's.
    Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm looking at a shower base/wall/screen solution from Marbletrend or the like. I've never had a good run with tile showers and leaks so that solution is appealing.

    I figured it was going to be a bitch to remove but maybe not quite a weekends worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clacker View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm looking at a shower base/wall/screen solution from Marbletrend or the like. I've never had a good run with tile showers and leaks so that solution is appealing.

    I figured it was going to be a bitch to remove but maybe not quite a weekends worth.
    well then if thats the case and the moulded base covers the hob footprint then i cant see a problem ,just for safety sake it might be advisable to run a trench cut around the hob(existing) before you start breaking it away ,that way you wont chip or crack any tiles outside the base footprint and no one will be the wiser
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    Quote Originally Posted by arms View Post
    well then if thats the case and the moulded base covers the hob footprint then i cant see a problem ,just for safety sake it might be advisable to run a trench cut around the hob(existing) before you start breaking it away ,that way you wont chip or crack any tiles outside the base footprint and no one will be the wiser
    Thanks arms; there is a 20mm or so overlap of the base so if I'm careful it should be ok.

    Any thoughts on how to go about it?

    Would there be a good tool to hire to make things easier and safer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clacker View Post
    Thanks arms; there is a 20mm or so overlap of the base so if I'm careful it should be ok.

    Any thoughts on how to go about it?

    Would there be a good tool to hire to make things easier and safer?
    depends on the height of your hob,its probably brick or hebel block , after trenching around the base start breaking from within the shower making sure that you are breaking outwards ,use a club hammer with short blows to break the joints when loose pull out
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