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Old 05-15-2004, 12:41 AM   #1
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Here is my problem. A large bedroom was changed into a small room and hallway, leading to the new addition masterbedroom. This was accomplished by the addition of 2 walls. My problem is that they built the new walls ontop of the existing carpet. the carpet is now over 10 years old and I plan to replace it with a hard wood floor in the small room. To do this, I need to remove the carpet. I have cut the carpet as close to the walls as I can, but still it sticks out about a 1/2 inch. Under the carpet is a concrete slab, not wood. So the board laying on the carpet is probably only anchored to the slab in a few spots. I have tried slipping the carpet out the other side with limited success. Other then tearing out the drywall to cut the carpet closer to the bottom board, has any one any advise on how to remove it. Feel free to email me. Thanks Nomad

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Old 06-17-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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I'm a bit confused that you can't cut carpet closer than 1/2 inch away from the wall.

The base plate of the wall should be above the concrete floor, the thickness of the pad and carpet, why can't you get a carpet blade angled at a 45 and cut the carpet and pad about a 1/4 inch back behind the face of the wall? This seems pretty easy. Any molding will cover up anything anyways.

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I'm a bit confused that you can't cut carpet closer than 1/2 inch away from the wall.

The base plate of the wall should be above the concrete floor, the thickness of the pad and carpet, why can't you get a carpet blade angled at a 45 and cut the carpet and pad about a 1/4 inch back behind the face of the wall? This seems pretty easy. Any molding will cover up anything anyways.


I agree. The mobile home industry builds walls this way. It's not easy but it can be cut closer that 1/2" with a standard carpet knife. If you are reinstalling carpet the tackstrip should be set no farther than 3/8" from the wall. The new carpet will be tucked in the gap. covering what is left of the old carpet.
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