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Unread 03-10-2016, 05:39 PM   #16
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I like Davy's idea of a dremel with diamond disc. I've used them for similar jobs and it will work, but you have to be careful not to ding up the stone or backer board too much. Just go slow and take your time.

Once you get the grout outa there, then take some photos of what you have and we'll see about getting backer rod in there. Backer rod is compressible, so you can squeeze larger diameter rod through a smaller opening.
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Hi Dana, having read over how to post on the forum, I am still confused, so my apologies if I am doing this wrong. I posted another pic in my thread (under title of dremel bits) about the area I think I need backer rod in and I am wondering how to seal up behind the backer rod. All the grout is out thanks to your suggestions! Here are the pics again. What island are u on. I grew up on Oahu n Maui...missing home.
Mahalo Nui Loa for your advice.
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Unread 03-10-2016, 10:17 PM   #17
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You're welcome. I'm on windward Oahu.

I'd try to get backer rod a little larger diameter than the gap, and smoosh it in there so it's flush or a little back from that mortar. Then caulk over it all with color matched 100% silicone. You can tape off the edges for a perfect line if you'd like.

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Unread 03-14-2016, 12:48 AM   #18
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You're welcome. I'm on windward Oahu.

I'd try to get backer rod a little larger diameter than the gap, and smoosh it in there so it's flush or a little back from that mortar. Then caulk over it all with color matched 100% silicone. You can tape off the edges for a perfect line if you'd like.
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Dana, will do. Taping is a good idea, and I read the post about caulking...very helpful. I grew up in Kailua, my father established Faith Baptist on Kailua Road. I graduated from Hawaii Loa in 1977, now Hawaii Pacific. It's a small world.
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Unread 03-14-2016, 01:38 PM   #19
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Yes, small world and even smaller island. Lived in Kailua for a while when I got here.
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