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kevin99

05:33AM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 03/28/05
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W2W carpet is 4 years old and appears to be a single piece covering 2 bedrooms, stairs, hallway, etc. There's a large wrinkle in the hallway that looks really ugly. How can I get rid of this unsightly wrinkle? Thanks very much for any help you can provide.

regards,

Kevin

k2

12:43PM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I have dealt with this a time or two (I'm not a pro).

What I did is rent a "knee kick" stretch tool from a tool rental.

I did have some success with this, and it might be worth a try. But be forewarned that carpet work is surprisingly "user-unfriendly." I've also found that, on occasion, a good carpet person is well worth the expense. Amazing how easy they make it look.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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kevin99

01:32PM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 03/28/05
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Hi, thanks so much for your help here. Can I assume I only need to take up the carpet around the area which is affected and is there a special tool I use to pull up the edges around the wall?

k2

01:56PM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Kevin, from my experience (it's been a few years) the knee-kick stretcher will pull (or--really, PUSH) the carpet taut--so it IS the special tool.

What it actually does is advance the carpet further onto the tack strip. Sounds easier than it is, though. And you do go through quite a few razor knife blades (carpet really dulls them in a hurry).

It's easy to overcut the carpet (oooops!)--don't cut more than you should!

And the carpet isn't just tough on knives--it's tough on the hands, too. And the tack strips are brutal. Wear gloves if you can.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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