Pulling up carpet, then putting back down

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Old 05-21-08, 07:50 PM
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Pulling up carpet, then putting back down

Well, it looks like I'm going to have to pull up the carpet in an upstairs room in order to get at the plywood subflooring below it. Why you ask? Because I need to get below the subflooring to fix some rat chewed up alarm wiring.
My question is, when I get the carpet up, will it be easy to put back down in its original condition once I'm finished fixing the wiring? Also, do I need any special tools in order to put the carpet back down? All I'm going to do is pull it up, roll it to the side, fix the alarm wiring, then roll in back in place. Is it doable? I'm a carpet newbie, so any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks all.
 

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Old 05-22-08, 10:00 AM
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As long as you're only pulling a small part of it up, you can put it back down with just a knee kicker. We do this all the time. Pull it all up and then you'd need a pole stretcher.
 
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Old 05-22-08, 12:36 PM
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Hey, thanks for the info. I was hoping it would be that easy. Take care.
 
 

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