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Old 03-26-2009, 09:46 AM
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Retaining wall glue removal

I am looking at a job to rebuild a smaller retaining wall. My big question is about removing the glued caps and looks like at least the top course is glued too. What is your experience in disassembly of a wall like this? Do I chisel them apart? Do I have to try and sell the customer half a new wall that wont match? Any input would be a great help. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:27 AM
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Sort of depends on the quality of glue they used. I have seen some that will come off with a putty knife, and some that won't come off without taking pieces of concrete with it.
You really would need to pop off a few peices with a chisel and see what's going on underneath.
Hope this helps.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:33 AM
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Bru is right. I usually use Brickstik or PL, both of which will basically peel off with a little help from a putty knife.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:25 PM
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Thanks for the advice, Ill take have to take a look..
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:51 PM
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use a grinder.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:27 PM
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P.I.T.A.....try to sell them a new wall. Figure in your extra time to take all that apart and it might not be that far off.
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