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Remove concrete adhesive

I am putting in a patio next month and I want to move my fire pit to a new spot on the patio. The fire pit was installed with concrete adhesive. Any good ideas for removing the adhesive so I can relocate the fire pit. Would rather not pay for a whole new fire pit. Thanks. 

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Posted 2016-04-07T17:08:21+0000  by tmkt2700 tmkt2700
Hi tmkt2700,

Just happens that I made a How To video to demo a tool that removes adhesives from concrete.

This tool has two pads ... one for removing surface coatings and one to remove the top layer of cement.

Your project should only require the first.

This tool is so efficient at removing adhesives that a half-day rental should be enough.

A shop vac will also be handy to remove the remnants.

Not all Tool Rental departments have this tool.

So check with several stores if your home store doesn't rent this tool.

You'll find that construction adhesives do not re-wet very easily.

If prying is required, buffer the pry points on the stone with 5-gallon paint stir sticks to prevent fracturing the edges.

A long hand-saw is usually flexible enough to slide beneath or between your stone and begin cutting the edge of the adhesive.

Sometimes this small start is all the adhesive needs to release easier when force is applied.

Hope these ideas help!

Pat InPaint

Posted 2016-04-07T17:23:17+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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