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    Default Installing new soap dish into existing ceramic tile

    Hi - thank you in advance for any advice....

    I am replacing an existing built in soap dish with a new soap dish. The soap dish is built into the wall.....

    - need to grind or cut existing ceramic tile about a half inch...what is the best way -

    Thanks again.

    Paul

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    A diamond wheel with a small grinder or a tile bit in a Roto-Zip.

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    Agree with the above. In addition, there is a diamond wheel available for the RotoZip which is good for this application.

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    Depending on the tile, the RotoZip tile bit (the carbide one) may not cut the tile. If it is fairly soft wall tile, yes, but many times a harder tile is used in showers - if so, the diamonds are your friend. Wear eye protection and a dust mask.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    Another suggestion would be to have someone hold a shopvac hose close to your grinding. Sure will reduce greatly the mess they can make.

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