Asked on Jul 12, 2019

How do I get the firewall in the shower clean w/o using a jackhammer?

SharonLora WilleyGk


The Tile has been removed and there is thick cement on the wall that has to be removed. I don't have a jack hammer or is it best to rent one?

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Could you use a chisel and hammer first? Jack hammer may be too stronge.

  • Stephen Higgins
    on Jul 12, 2019

    It's called a chipping hammer. With a chissal attached

  • Gk
    on Jul 12, 2019

    You don't want to damage your firewall. It is there for a reason. A jackhammer would do a lot of damage.

  • Lora Willey
    on Jul 14, 2019

    That may not be a fire wall but a tile board in which tile is set upon. I would check to see if there is any screws or nails in it to remove.

  • Sharon
    on Jul 19, 2019

    No don't remove the cement backer board, rent a chipping hammer and goes pretty quick and painless wearing long-sleeved shirt, mask and safety glasses and good gloves. I rented one for $45 for 24 hours.

    A firewall would be concrete block. too porous for tile.

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