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Old 03-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #21
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When you go to hang the new undercounter sink pick up some of these hangers to make your life easier: Loath my Fein tool BTW. Unconscionably overpriced consumable blades, poor attachment for same.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:13 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by ERD50 View Post
ls99 - yes, mechanical removal might be the best option. Messy yes, but those nasty chemicals are not going to be a joy either.

I guess the economy can't be all *that* bad if people are unwilling to take money for this job

I sure wouldn't come out of retirement to do it... well, name a $ amount first.

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I can't vouch for the effectiveness of using acetone to dissolve the epoxy, but I don't think of acetone as being particularly "nasty". If you use gloves and allow plenty of ventilation, acetone is pretty benign stuff. I'd sure give that a shot before I started with power tools and the attendant mess. Get a copy of the MSDS for acetone ACETONE and see if you don't think you can handle it. Note that OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limit is 1000 ppm (that's literally 0.1% v/v in air). Humans actually produce acetone as a waste product.

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