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Old 12-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #211
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, good gravy, does anyone around here speak redneck Blame some of them big words ain't made it this far south yet.

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I believe some of those words are being help up at the "Not Friggen likely Association"
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, good gravy, does anyone around here speak redneck Blame some of them big words ain't made it this far south yet.
Hey Jim, we're having enough trouble trying to speak our own language, never mind having to learn redneck as well.

But if you have a DVD available to teach us....
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Now if you guys wouldn't mind, I have to get back to work and actually do something today.

First thing I cut the door down to size so it wouldn't be dragging on that high priced carpet. If I remember from my carpentry apprentice days we are supposed to have 1" clearance at the bottom of the door for air changes and whatnot.

I'm quite sure the whatnot is more important than the air changes.
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I have noticed something about the knives that I have been using to cut the carpet with...the carpet knife makes one cut and loses its' edge very quickly.

About 15 years ago I bought a package of 100 heavy duty blades from Lee Valley. One of these blades will make many cuts and still seems able to stay very sharp. They fit in any standard utility knife.

I don't know if they still carry this little package, but if they do I highly recommend them. After all these years I still have about 35 or so left. Looks like I will be able to will a few of them to my grandson's when the time comes.
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I seamed the three big pieces of carpet this afternoon, after which it is obvious I will need to power stretch the carpet.

The last piece, the one with the dog leg, has a noticeable hump in it, right at the spot where the dog leg runs through the pattern. I think if the carpet can be stretched to the point that the pattern becomes straight it should flatten out.

If you have any suggestions I'm all ears. Thanks.
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Hopefully it will stretch out.
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Keith, when using a power stretcher be sure to place a 2x4 or 2x6 against the wall when using to displace the pressure so as to not put a hole in the wall. There has been situations where walls have been moved by using a power stretcher (generally an inside one). You may also find it necessary to use a few staples to hold the carpet in place if you have to do some extreme stretching.
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I have moved a few walls in my time.
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Keith, when using a power stretcher be sure to place a 2x4 or 2x6 against the wall when using to displace the pressure so as to not put a hole in the wall. There has been situations where walls have been moved by using a power stretcher (generally an inside one). You may also find it necessary to use a few staples to hold the carpet in place if you have to do some extreme stretching.
Yes, I had read about that...I was going to use some 4 x 4's I have here for the purpose.

And I was wondering whether or not that tackless would hold up against the power of a stretcher, and seeing those short tacks that hold it to the floor had me thinking.

I didn't think of using staples, but that would most definitely help.

What if I used the ones in the pic right up against the wall...if they showed after the fact I can always add a baseboard to cover them up.
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Something tells me those walls were not supposed to move!
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Looks fine Keith. If you take your time and place the staples between the tuffs of the carpet they should be next to invisible.

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