Home Improvement--General/regrouting shower walls

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Is it necessary to take out all the grout before regrouting?
What is the easiest way to remove grout?

Answer
I Thought I Had Submitted This Answer Already, So I Am Very Sorry For The Delay Getting Back To You On This, I Some How Missed Your Email.  Yes, You Really Should Remove The Old Grout.  The New Grout Will Not Be Thick Enough or Durable Enough And Will FLAKE Off, and CHIP Out Easily.  Best Way To Take It Out Is Use A Multi-Tool With A Balde, Designed For This.  Several Companies Now Make A Multi-Tool, Best Known Is Probably ROCKWELL, But Harbor Frieght Carries A Genic Brand.  The Multi Tools Use A Vibrating Action, That, With The Proper Blade, Will Very Easily Remove The Grout.  Hope This Helps, and Thanx For Asking, Kevin

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General To Advanced Home Repair & Remodeling. Electrical, Plumbing & Trim Are My Specialty. I.E. "Why Won't My 3 Way Switch Work From 2 Locations?" The Normal Mistakes Are Misplacement of The Travelers & Commons. People Adding A 3 Way Dimmer Usually Use A Different Manufacturer and The Travelers Are Located In Different Places. General Plumbing Questions About Dishwasher Connections, Icemaker Connections, Drains Ect. Trim Work Could Be Anything From Building A Bookcase To Installing A Shelf in A Closet. Please Read Experience For More Information!

Experience

I Have Been Around Residental Construction Since I Was about 7 Years Old. Owned My Own Electrical Construction Co. Until I Was Hurt In The Mid 90's. I Have Done REMODEL Work, ROOM ADDITIONS, ROOFING, PLUMBING, TRIM Carpentry, and Lots Of RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL Work, Including Some COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL and OFFICE Remodeling. I Would Love To Be Able To Share My Knowledge With Others & Enjoy Fixing Problems. Thanx, Kevin P.S. I Know It Is No Grammically Correct To Capitalize Everything, But It Is A Habit. I Can Still Type 30 + WPM Using My Pinky On The Shift Key!

Organizations
Besides Have My LIFETIME OSHA Card, I Belong To HANDYMAN CLUB of AMERICA, Both Are Pretty Much No Brainers. No UNIONS, Clubs, Or Professional Organizations. However I Have Been Trained To Teach ADULT READING Using Phonics, That, I Know, Is An Unrelated Topic.

Publications
I Was On The YEARBOOK & NEWSPAPER Staff In High School. (I'm Sure That Doesn't Count)..lol

Education/Credentials
I Have A High School Diploma, In Addition, I Have Been To School For Special Lighting, Telephone & Sound Systems. LUTRON Lighting Co. Allentown PA. 1995 SQUARE D Co. (ELAN Home Electronics) 1994 nccer Member (National Center For Construction Education and Research) 2008 OSHA #002413256 Construction Safety & Health (10 Hour Course) WV Adult Dept of Eduction Diploma In Wood Mill & Cabinetry 2008 20 + Years Experience of Hands On Construction Work

Awards and Honors
I Have Plaques From, LUTRON, & SQUARE D, As Well As My Diploma's. No Specific Awards Since Maybe In High School.

Past/Present Clients
If You Would Like To Check My Honesty & Character Just Look On EBAY. I Sell On EBAY For A Living, I Should Say My Wife An I Make That Little Extra To Make Ends Meet on EBAY. Seller Name Is BuddyStuff4U. You Can See What I Sell, My Communications Ability & Read My FEEDBACK From EBAY Customers.

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