Hire the best Bathroom Renovator

Shower demolition

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Golden Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Melbourne - Yarra Ranges
    Posts
    682

    Default Shower demolition

    I'm demolishing a 7 year old shower that the waterproofing has failed and potentially looks like a leak from the piping in the walls.

    Whats the best method for removing the tiles?
    Started to smash them off with a hammer but think I'II be here forever doing it that way.

    Thinking of cutting the FC sheeting at the top of the tiles and edge to simply pull the entire sheet off the wall.
    Obviously mindful to water/electricity in the wall

    1. Whats the best way to cut the FC sheeting?...or a couple of options hand tools or power tools.

    2. And should I be making the vertical cut on the shower side of a stud so it can be either blocked out to attached the new FC sheet or the remaining FC sheet trimmed back 1/2 way to enable the new FC sheet to butt up and fixed to the stud.

  2. #2
    3K Club Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    3,674

    Default

    When demolishing bathrooms/showers I have only ever removed the whole sheet by cutting with a diamond blade on a mini (4 inch) grinder.
    Use the guard on the grinder as a depth guide so you only cut the sheet not power and pipes behind.
    Really no hand tools for the job other than score and snap knife which are a pain to use in the position.
    Vertically cut on half the stud so the new sheet is affixed to the stud.

    Very much doubt water service in the wall would be leaking, maybe getting in through the tap flanges.

  3. #3
    Golden Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Melbourne - Yarra Ranges
    Posts
    682

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
    When demolishing bathrooms/showers I have only ever removed the whole sheet by cutting with a diamond blade on a mini (4 inch) grinder.
    tkx, sounds like this would throw up a lot of fiber dust?


    Quote Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
    Very much doubt water service in the wall would be leaking, maybe getting in through the tap flanges.
    yep, will be interesting on what I find as there is a lot of moisture on the back of the insulation as I run my hand up to wall in multiple cavities.

  4. #4
    3K Club Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    3,674

    Default

    Fibre dust ?
    Place pedestal fan ($15) in bathroom blowing dust out window.

  5. #5
    Golden Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Melbourne - Yarra Ranges
    Posts
    682

    Default

    One of the showers has a full tile 50% in the shower and 50% out.
    The tiles are no longer available and so I'n tiling with a different one in the shower and re-using the shower screens.

    Question: Once I remove the shower screens, is the tile cut along the centre of where the screen runs...assume with a diamond blade which will also be the stop point for the water proofing to be completely re-done.

Similar Threads

  1. Demolition
    By raymond j in forum Demolition
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16th Feb 2012, 07:45 PM
  2. Hi Every Demolition Person
    By Lottiemonster in forum General Odds & Sods
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23rd Feb 2011, 06:27 AM
  3. Neighbours demolition
    By Brasil in forum Demolition
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27th Feb 2010, 12:09 AM
  4. 3x3 Slab Demolition
    By Hadamona in forum Structural Renovation
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 28th Oct 2007, 05:17 PM
  5. Diy House Demolition
    By julaher in forum Demolition
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19th May 2006, 12:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •