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Old 01-20-2015, 02:14 PM  
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Default Cleaning thinset/grout off tools.

So did some tiling over the weekend and I made a stupid assumption that thinset dries by evaporation. So as I was tired after a long days work I put my dirty tools in a bucket of water and came back the next day to clean them.

Hardened completely. Any tips on cleaning this stuff off the tools or am I getting new ones?


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Old 01-20-2015, 02:36 PM  
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You can try just beating them with a hammer, not much to lose.


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Thanks Neal. I'll give it a shot
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I always hose off the tools at end of day ... NEVER let thinset or Rapidset dry on your tools. If beating the stuff off the tools does not work, I would bite the bullet and get new. What man does not get a thrill from buying new tools anyway?
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Problem was that it's 30 below out here. So no hose available.
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The cost of experience,
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I like Villa's answer the best.
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I started making swimming pools with some Italian men back in 1968, I would make the skim coat cement by hand ( this went under the plastic liner). If i did not clean up the tools 110% i would get such a hard time for weeks.
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A wire wheel on a grinder cleans it up real quick. Ask me how I know??
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A wire wheel on a grinder cleans it up real quick. Ask me how I know??
But be careful using power tools. Ask me how I know.
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