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Posted by Dave on September 1st, 1999 10:51 AM
In reply to kitchen tile removal by Debbie on August 30th, 1999 06:32 PM [Go to top of thread]

I'm not completely sure that I understand what you're describing - but I'll give it a shot (I'm not a professional, but I do have experience ;-)

If you can fit a reciprocating saw blade between the cabinet and the cement board, you can run a metal cutting blade along the gap and cut the screws. (Hopefully, they didn't use liquid nails to attach the cement board to the cabinet.) A reciprocating saw can be purchased for under $100, which may seem like a lot, but it's an indispensible tool for a DIY homeowner.

Along the backsplash, you may have to do a little bit more destructive demolition - (cut a little deeper, chisel, hammer, prybar...) hopefully the repair work won't be too difficult.

This may chew up the top of the cabinets a little, but a new countertop and/or some trim could cover up any damage.

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