Hello to all the handy people out there!
I had to remove ceramic tile with hardibacker underlayment from a wood subfloor… I’ve done that a ton of times before, with a large pry-bar and a jack-hammer, but I wasn’t that excited about spending a whole day doing that. So I decided to go round town and find a fresh idea in tools.
And so I found it! It works off of a good size compressor. I had that. This Flooring Air Scraper that just came out from Central Pneumatics was put to the test of removing ceramic tile with hardibacker underlayment from a wood subfloor in a bathroom of a decent size (12×12).
In my 18 years in flooring business, I’ve tried all kinds of options for the task of removing tile, as it is the most difficult and time-consuming part of any flooring job.
Although, this Air Scraper could not go thru staples, after I’ve learned to move it up and down to bend those staples down, then things really started to go fast and smooth.
I didn’t sweat. Sharp things didn’t fly around. My hands didn’t have fatigue like from the use of Jack-hammers.
The result: smooth, clean subfloor in half-the-time and like 10 times less effort.
Ready to watch it in action?
Then let’s quit with all this chatter, so I can show you how You Do It!
Tools you need: Air Scraper. Compressor. Hose. Staple Pullers.
Supplies you need: Air Tool Oil
P.S. You can substitute an Air Scraper with a Large Pry-bar and a Big Hammer, if you’re on the budget or feeling in need of a good workout. You Do It!
This is an Air Scraper I used for this job and I’m really glad I’ve found it. Worth every dollar!
Better have one of these. Cement dust is one of the most dangerous to lungs!
Though it says the Air Scraper works best with 30 Gallon Compressor… this one did fine!
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