indoor/outdoor carpet question

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by blhmabbott, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. blhmabbott

    blhmabbott We're gettin' there!

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    I've searched this forum and found another thread pertaining to this subject, but what I need isn't exactly like the info I found (I don't think). Here's my problem:

    There was indoor/outdoor carpeting up the front walk, and when I pulled it up the green part came up but left the white grid looking stuff. The other thread was talking about a black gummy residue and I don't have that. This carpeting was put down over the concrete walk and some of it is stuck pretty good (not set IN the concrete). I've pulled up what I can of it by just giving it a good yank, but the other half I can't get to budge. Any ideas on how I can get this stuff up? Getting it wet doesn't seem to help. TIA for any suggestions you may have!
    Heather
     
  2. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

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    Get a heavy scarper on a broom handle and start at it.

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  3. henny

    henny Guest

    There is a carpet adhesive remover, but it is chock full of nasty chemicals that you don't want near your body!

    Home Depot and other large hardware stores with flooring supplies will have a long handled (4-5') scraper made for the task. The blades are about 6" wide and are pretty tough. I found using the long handled floor scraper was easier on my body then going down on my hands & knees to use a regular scraper.

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  4. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    Pressure washer, maybe? Just a thought. A friend used one on his cedar shake siding, and it looked like it actually took some of the wood off the shingles!