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Old 05-23-2015, 01:04 AM   #1
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Somewhat high traffic hallway has loose carpet that needs to be restretched, cut, then re-seamed.


Now, how durable is the self stick tape?
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It won't hold up to heavy foot traffic.
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Can you cut a seam at an existing seam location, or do you have to find another place to cut?

If I stretch the carpet, the best place to cut and pull excess is at the doorway, but I think the doorway is already a seam.
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Yes, a seam can be cut and reseamed but the old glue/tape needs to be pealed off. The edges on both sides will need to be recut straight and then reseamed. You can glue over the existing glue otherwise you will feel the lump when you step on it. Only way it works if if you have enough slack in carpet to cut the seam and about 1" from both sides of. Carpet to be seamed so it can be restretched to make a new good seam
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The old tape needs to be reheated from the back with a seaming iron to remove it. If you just peel it off you will damage the backing.
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The old tape needs to be reheated from the back with a seaming iron to remove it. If you just peel it off you will damage the backing.
Agreed,I should have mentioned that, to peal off old glue utmost be reheated
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Where are the doors located in the hallway.?
Stretching alone will not work in a hall with doorways unless it's one door at the end.
You could make new seams and stretching the carpet between doorways without pulling too much making the cut appear in the opening. You would have a fighting chance by installing new padding, then stretching along with new seams.
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Restretching a hallway is not really a DIY project anyway. It can get complicated.
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see, it's worse now. the ripples. And the doorway already has a seam
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That would be a difficult job.
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damn. I was hoping I could pull the loose carpet toward the doorway and re-seam at the doorway
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Looking into the doorway, the carpet needs to be stretched to the right and left. With those corners, it would be a difficult DIY job.
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Here's another view from outside the doorway.... same opinion?
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It would not be easy.
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