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Old 12-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #91
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Carpet can usually vary from 11'10" to 12'2". I have never seen any as narrow s what you got.

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I agree with Rusty on the sizing for sure. I would also be tempted to check my bill to see just how much I was charged for as well. Seems like you may have paid for material you did not receive.
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Thanks Rusty, that's sort of what I expected.

I called the House of Pot and talked to someone in flooring, but it seems that individual is less than knowledgeable when it comes to carpet.

The fellow that sold us this narrow roll is due back shortly and I have asked for him to call me back. He has 12 years in the carpet biz, so hopefully he will know something.

Frankly, I wouldn't give a damn if the room was only 33' long, then it would work fine. But it isn't and this has now introduced another problem.

When I cut that triangle off, I was working under the assumption (I know, I know...) that the roll was 12' wide. The long side of the triangle measures 15' 2" against the wall. So, on the back of the carpet, I measured up 15' 2'' on the diagonal and marked it. Then I shifted the cut line out an extra 4" for trimming allowance. However, since the carpet is 7" too narrow, where I marked the cut line is actually 3" too short.

I know I can trim an extra 3" off the bottom in a wedge shape to account for that, but it still leaves me short.

I will certainly let you know how this plays out.
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Was this carpet by chance a lot of roll ends that were discounted. It could be that the product was damaged and trimmed down.
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I agree with Rusty on the sizing for sure. I would also be tempted to check my bill to see just how much I was charged for as well. Seems like you may have paid for material you did not receive.
Way ahead of you Mr. Fix...4.34 square yards that we didn't receive. Waiting for a call back...

It's not the money that ticks me off...it's the width...

Oh, and just in case, I also checked the width of the eco-foam. Dead on 6' as it is supposed to be.

So now I'm in a holding pattern until we can figure this thing out.
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Was this carpet by chance a lot of roll ends that were discounted. It could be that the product was damaged and trimmed down.
If it was they sure didn't bother to tell us. We paid the full price.

In fact, they cut the three pieces off a brand new roll...total length 67'.

What would I look for to see if it was cut down in any way?
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did they also assure you that all 3 rolls are from the same dye lot, just in case....
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usually one side of the carpet has some of the backing showing, not always but most times it does. So it should look like one side is missing some of the carpet off of the backing. Hope I described that correctly for you.
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If you know the brand name of the carpet, then I would be tempted to see if I can find the manufacturer and ask them what widths the carpet is.
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Was this carpet by chance a lot of roll ends that were discounted. It could be that the product was damaged and trimmed down.
You may have hit on something here...the two edges are not the same. One edge looks like it is heat sealed somehow, and the other edge is most definitely cut...no doubt about it.

Here's a few pics. These are of what appears to be a heat sealed edge.
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did they also assure you that all 3 rolls are from the same dye lot, just in case....
I watched them cut it off the same roll myself...so yes.
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usually one side of the carpet has some of the backing showing, not always but most times it does. So it should look like one side is missing some of the carpet off of the backing. Hope I described that correctly for you.
You described it perfectly, here's pics of the cut edge.
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If you know the brand name of the carpet, then I would be tempted to see if I can find the manufacturer and ask them what widths the carpet is.
I don't know who this would be, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I will find out.

If, as you suggest, the carpet was cut due to some sort of damage, then surely HD should have known about that, would they not?

The first lemonhead at HD that I spoke with said that carpet comes in 12' 13' and 15' widths, but since their machine only manages 12' that's all they carry. Still waiting for a call back.
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For what it's worth, just a little research has revealed that standard widths are 12', 13' 6" (not 13') and 15'.

I guess two out of three ain't bad. Still waiting... ... ... ...
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Berber carpet like that is almost always 12'2" wide, or close to it. It should also have the selvege edge on both sides. Maybe they cut it down to fit in their machine.

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