Cleaning thinset/grout off tools.

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  1. Jan 20, 2015 #1

    InTooDeep

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    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?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2015 #2

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    You can try just beating them with a hammer, not much to lose.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2015 #3

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    Thanks Neal. I'll give it a shot
     
  4. Jan 21, 2015 #4

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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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  5. Jan 21, 2015 #5

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    Problem was that it's 30 below out here. So no hose available.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2015 #6

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    The cost of experience,;)
     
  7. Jan 21, 2015 #7

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    :clap:I like Villa's answer the best.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2017 #8

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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.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2017 #9

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    A wire wheel on a grinder cleans it up real quick. Ask me how I know??
     
  10. Jan 5, 2017 #10

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    But be careful using power tools. Ask me how I know. :clap:
     
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    pretty tricky, clapping with one hand.:thbup:
     
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    yes, yes it is. lol I'm hoping the doc can fix me up tomorrow.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2017 #13

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    So you are having the Doc. give your clap back?
     
  14. Jan 5, 2017 #14

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    lol, I hope so.

    This one handed stuff i.e. typing is getting old. So is telling customers sorry, maybe later.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2017 #15

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    So that's a sign of things to come?:p
     
  16. Jan 5, 2017 #16

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    That would be good. Too many days without a sign is bad for business around here.:agree:
     
  17. Jan 5, 2017 #17

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    Good luck at the Doctors.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2017 #18

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    Can I lend you a hand Gary? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  19. Jan 6, 2017 #19

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    You are one handy guy.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2017 #20

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    I have a whole list of 2 handed jobs I could let you do. :thbup::thbup:
     

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