messy carpet edges? help!

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madis_service
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messy carpet edges? help!

Post by madis_service » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:57 am

does anyone have any good ideas how to clean up the edges of cut carpet so those little demon pieces do not become a moop nightmare out there? I duct taped one piece, (there are about 8 more) but I'm thinking as I'm breaking my back doing this work that it wont last very long. and will make even more of a mess.

wax? time consuming and messy and will melt.
glue? same?

thoughts? what have you done?

thanks,
Madi, the playa choir director

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Re: messy carpet edges? help!

Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:10 am

We lay out our carpet pieces, vacuum whatever off of them, then use 4" duct tape on the edges. Then stomp. It's worked very well for us for awhile now.
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Re: messy carpet edges? help!

Post by AfricanFire » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:44 pm

Yes, duct tape. A pain to put on, but works perfectly.

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Re: messy carpet edges? help!

Post by EGAZ » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:51 pm

I just did this last weekend. Duct tape, step, step, step........ :mrgreen:
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
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Re: messy carpet edges? help!

Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:29 pm

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Here you see the 3 steps all in one photo: Vacuum, tape, stomp! Then tie them in neat little rolls. Voila!
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