HOW TO CLEAN FLOOR GROUTING : WOODEN FLOOR BOARD
Grout Grabber GG001 Grout Removal Tool for Most Reciprocating Saws or Sawzalls
If you're looking for a tool to speed up the process of removing damaged or mildewed grout, then Grout Grabber is for you. The Grout Grabber kit includes 1 adapter, 1 carbide grit blade, and 1 Allen wrench. You'll need a reciprocating saw, preferably cordless. Using the Allen wrench, mount the grout grabber adapter and carbide grit blade on a reciprocating saw. To remove existing grout, approach the grout line at a low speed and cut into the joint until you reach the bottom of the joint. It is especially comfortable to hold the saw in an upside-down position. At the bottom of the joint, increase saw speed and pull backwards, never use Grout Grabber at full speed. Be especially careful as you approach a grout intersection. A tile or two may be out of alignment, and it is possible to chip a tile's edge with the tool. Pay attention, but let your tool do the work. The replaceable carbide grit-coated blades are 1/16" thick, which allows you to work with tiles that have a thin grout line. On the other hand, you can add a total of 4 blades to the shaft (two on each side) to cut grout lines up to 1/2" in a single pass. Wider grout lines can be cut with a second pass. It is important to choose a blade thickness less than the joint width to prevent the tool from binding in the grout line and damaging the edges of the tiles. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional, this tool will get about 300 square feet from a single blade depending on how old the grout is and the type of grout used. There is very little grout dust, but it will be very fine, so be sure to use a good shop vac or a vacuum that has a clean bag and filter to prevent blowing the dust back out into the room. If you are looking for a professional looking grout removal job that can be done quickly, then Grout Grabber is for you!89% (12)
I know, she cleaned up well. New guts made it flush better too. The only thing I didn't feel comfortable with in this remodel was how the floor tile turned out. These tile were a major pain in buttski! The manufacturer, of whom I can't say, didn't line up each sheet so every time I went to put the next sheet down, the lines got all jankedy. Fortunately, that spot to the left of the stool is the worst area and a trash receptacle goes there. It would have helped to have white grout as well.Grout Dude
I always have left over grout. A friend of mine came up with the idea of using the left over grout to make tesserae. Just use one of the poly-clay molds. They're very flexible, so when the grout dudes are dry, you just bend the silicone mold and pop 'em out. You do have to be careful grouting around them, but I think they're neat.
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The Practical Handbook of Grouting offers the most comprehensive, single-source reference covering all facets of grouting technology, including its application for control of water movement, strengthening of both soil and rock, and a wide range of structural applications. Richly illustrated with hundreds of informative photographs, graphs, and figures, this handbook provides invaluable advice on all stages of a project from initial investigation and design, through execution, monitoring, and quality control.
Broad coverage in the Practical Handbook of Grouting begins with a general overview of the topic and includes design and quality control issues, injection techniques, and a thorough discussion of drilling and grouting equipment, with practical focus on building custom equipment.
Enriched with real-world insights from the author, the Practical Handbook of Grouting features the latest information on:
* Cementitious and noncementitious grouts, including new admixtures and polymers
* Special construction requirements, including grouting inside structures, underground spaces, in extreme environments, and for emergency response support
* Grouting equipment, including pumps, mixers, agitators, and delivery and monitoring systems
* Pump mechanics, including the advantages and limitations of all pump types
* "The Games Contractors Play," including marketing efforts, proposal trickery, on-the-job issues, and defending bad work
Complete with an extensive bibliography and references, the Practical Handbook of Grouting is a valuable resource for civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, geologists, contractors, and students in related fields.
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