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binchen

05:40AM | 12/01/03
Member Since: 10/26/03
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I plan to install tile in my kitchen. After I removed the vinyl, I found out there was a thick layer of adhesive used for the vinyl on the plywood. I tried to remove it with floor scraper and adhesive remover. But the adhesive sticks to the plywood so hard that I can only get rid of a few. My question is can I just lay down the Hardibacker board on the old adhesive with thinset or should I remove the entire old adhesive before I put the Hardibacker on? I am going to screw the Hardibacker board as well.

carpetman

02:46PM | 12/01/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
what i would do is lay the backerboard in the existing adhesive and then screw it down,don't use the thinset under the backerboard.....good luck
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