02:13AM | 12/22/03
Member Since: 12/21/03
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I have started a re-grouting project in my shower stall. I have standard 4" tiles that have the builting spacer. I bought the dremmel #569 grout removing bit and am making great progress. My first question is how deep to I need to go for the new grout to adhere. I think I am taking too much grout out as the majority of my dust is the same color as the tile. Should I stop at 1/8" or 1/4" or somewhere in between. I want to do this right !! Thanks for your help.


02:55PM | 12/22/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Alibroth,

I was confused about the comment in your post that the grout dust is the same color as the tile. Is the grout the same color as the tile, or are you suggesting that (perhaps) you're grinding out tile instead of grout?

I'm not the most authoritative source (I've done tiling/grouting but never grout replacement)--but I'd guess that you'd want to remove as much of the old grout as possible. When you grout, you typically want to force in as much grout as will fit between tiles.

Not sure this was helpful or not...but here's to a great looking end-result!


06:56PM | 12/22/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
you may be grinding out the "self spacing"part of the tiles,however in general terms get out as much of the old grout as possible....good luck


01:56AM | 12/23/03
Member Since: 12/21/03
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Thanks everyone for your advice. Last night I made great headway.


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