Carpet tack strips


Old 09-01-08, 07:57 PM
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Carpet tack strips

Question for you...I am replacing some carpet in the home I recently purchased. I ripped out the old carpet and pad yesterday and found the carpet tack strips to be in pretty good shape throughout the room. I don't see any rust on them, but they are a little bent to the side, perhaps from when I ripped out the old carpet (my first time doing it). Or is it not a big deal if they are bent a little?

Also, more importantly, I noticed that in some parts of the room there are two sets of tack strips next to each other, and then in some parts of the room there is only a single strip. There apparently doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, as the second strip stops and starts randomly. Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!
Old 09-02-08, 01:03 AM
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I have seen were most installers will just leave old tack strips in place and reuse. The double strips may be were they orginaly set carpet and then stretched to the last set.

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