runner installed with 1” trim staples

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MSLI

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O- boy ! We have a situation! Yesterday’s job ( 12 steps runner style ) was more difficult than it could have been. The tenant installed a poor quality runner, molded style, using 1” trim staples. Some of the face fibers where embedded into the wood…… let’s hear your stories.
 

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Tile Tom

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Been there. Someone used their underlayment gun to install carpet around here and I run into their handy work time to time.
I usually use my multi tool to get them out. Takes time but definitely easier than trying to pull that shit out. I just get under the carpet where I can and start cutting staples.
 

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There is an air powered duo fast stapler that shoots the 9/16 staples just like the electric duo fast. I thought about getting one because I figured it would drive the staples better than the electric one run through an extension cord and plugged into a crappy socket.

How about air nailers for tack strip on concrete. Do they make em? Do they work? I always fantasized about them when I was pounding strip and hating life. After all these years I understand why the mobile home guys used a 1/4” staple on tack strip. Cus they had a check to cash.
 

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A friend of mine uses a cordless DeWalt concrete spike gun for his tackless over concrete and he loves it. I very rarely take carpet jobs anymore so never had to bug him to borrow it.....

Hope I never will either!!
Effff carpet
 

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