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How to remove hanging tiles using a wrecking bar?

How to remove hanging tiles
using a wrecking bar?

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Step 1 – Identify tiles which need to be removed

First, identify and mark in chalk all of the tiles which will need to be removed in order to remove the tile you want to replace. For this guide, we will call these tiles the ‘access tiles’.

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Step 2 – Remove flashing from top edge

It is highly likely that before removing any of your tiles, you will need to remove a section of flashing covering the top edge.

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Step 3 – Remove access tiles

Working through your V-shaped area of access tiles, remove each tile simply by engaging with the nail slot of your wrecking bar’s straight claw and popping the nails free. Be sure to hold onto your tiles as you do this, ensuring that they don’t fall to the ground and break!

Continue downward until the top edge of the tile you want to remove is exposed.

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Step 4 – Remove tile for replacement

Now remove the nails from the top corners of the tile you will be replacing – again, you should make sure you hold onto the tile as you do this, ensuring that it doesn’t fall.

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Step 5 – Replace tile

You can now fix your replacement tile to the wall by nailing through the existing holes in the repaired or new tile and into the lath.

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Step 6 – Refix access tiles

Now refix your access tiles, in the same manner as you fixed your repaired or new tile, by nailing through the existing nail holes at the top of each tile and into the joist.

Be sure to use high quality nails to fix your tiles.

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