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Old 12-06-2011, 11:04 AM   #46
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Just what Rusty said. Also when working with Berber make sure you use a new blade in your knife, snags in Berber will tend to run away and then you have challenges. I tend to cut all my edges for my seams as this will give you the best end result.

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Just what Rusty said. Also when working with Berber make sure you use a new blade in your knife, snags in Berber will tend to run away and then you have challenges. I tend to cut all my edges for my seams as this will give you the best end result.
It seems to me that I have read just exactly that.

I did find some decent videos, and the pro installer used his straightedge to make one edge cut. Then he overlapped that over the next edge and ran the loop pile cutter against his straight cut. That way he had matching cuts and then went on to do the seaming.

I have one end of the bedroom cleared out so I will be getting to nail down the tackless shortly and then the real fun will begin.

I'm not sure which pic this is, but I'm hoping it shows the 120 corner where I will be starting.
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OK, that's what I was hoping for. I'm going to put the underlay against that wall, and then the carpet will run square off the back wall. I believe that should be OK.
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That will work out just fine. Once you have them cut just so, go ahead and seam them and let it cool. Once that has happened, go ahead and kick the carpet into place.
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That will work out just fine. Once you have them cut just so, go ahead and seam them and let it cool. Once that has happened, go ahead and kick the carpet into place.
You must have been watching the same videos as me!!!

And I will be using a 50 pound box of tile as my weight to stick the carpet together. One guy just used a small tool box which didn't look like it weighed more than about 15 pounds.
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good thing you are using a box of tiles, sometimes there can be a tendency for the colour from a tool box to transfer to the carpet, that is why I only use grey tool boxes for flooring tools, then I put that on as I seam. No Keith I have not watched any videos on installation of carpet, when I was learning they were not available.
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Keith, when you have some time, check out this link, it is right up your alley http://www.theforgottentechnology.com/newpage1
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good thing you are using a box of tiles, sometimes there can be a tendency for the colour from a tool box to transfer to the carpet, that is why I only use grey tool boxes for flooring tools, then I put that on as I seam. No Keith I have not watched any videos on installation of carpet, when I was learning they were not available.
I was kidding when I said that...I knew your experience pre-dated the internet!
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I just finished my entry way, here is a pic. Hope I did this right.
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I just finished my entry way, here is a pic. Hope I did this right.
Still not having any luck with your photo...?

Make sure your pic is on your hard drive, re-size it, save as "...", when you go to post click on "manage attachments" below your text box, click on "browse" in the window, click on your pic, open it, upload it - and let it finish uploading before you close that window, close and post.

Send me a pm if it still doesn't work.
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ok,here we go again, one last try. This is my entryway. Just need to grout it,
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OK, it worked.

Now, I'm curious about that compass like design in the middle...?
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you are correct, it is a compass usually found on maps. What would you like to know about it?
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you are correct, it is a compass usually found on maps. What would you like to know about it?
It looks like it is made from tile. Did you cut that out yourself, or can you buy such a thing.

Whichever it was, it's pretty neat.

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