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just smash it into the slab with a hammer or cut it off with a cutting wheel on a grinder. its a tool room. if you worried about water (don't know why as concrete is porous already, and unless you are planning an indoor pool, this is no concern of any import), just smash it in subgrade and then pour epoxy or polyester resin over the hole. its thin enough ...
This is a pet peeve of mine, I use lag shields and anchors for this kind of thing because those expansion bolts are such a pain if you want to move things, and eventually you move everything. I see you got the big-hammer solution, people love giving that advice. ("Just pound it in! BFH (big hammer) solves everything! What could possibly go wrong?") I'd ...
I'd definitely talk to the waterproofers. They'll be cutting concrete; surely they'll have experience dealing with cast iron pipes (and they'll have to deal with the leftover portion of the pipe in the slab).
do the sawzall routine with a long metal blade. push it down onto the cement to cut it off flush (exactly as shown in top pic). cast iron pipe should be no sweat (bad pun for plumbers!)
You can flush cut pipe with a reciprocating saw and a long blade: It might be hard to get all the way to the wall with this method. They make a special blade just for flush cuts: and although it will go through nails in wood, I don't know if it will cut that pipe. There are other gadgets and adapters out there for flush cuts with recip saws though. ...
As you turn the screw to unscrew it, press on the "point" of the screw to counter the force on the screwdriver trying to push the screw back into the drawer runner. That should allow it to unscrew.
I used the pointed end to a bottle cap opener and used it to pry off the base. An old fashion can opener the one that is pointed and makes a triangle opening. Separate the two top and bottom as if you were opening the drawer. The bottom piece has a square shape where the top snaps into. I used a metal bottle opener the pointed end and pried it off my cabinet ...
As Kris said, a heat gun will help loosen the adhesive. Heat guns are all different. You want to try a heat setting that will heat up the tile enough so you can peel it off, but not so hot that you burn or char the tile. With the heat gun, slowly heat up the tile and use sweeping motions over it, avoiding being too close to the work as well as holding the ...
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