Carpet stretcher or knee-kicker?


Old 10-29-12, 12:24 PM
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Carpet stretcher or knee-kicker?

I had to pull up the carpet on one side of the basement for foundation work; this meant the removal of tackless strips along 2 walls. The carpet was/is still attached to the tackless on the other 2 walls. I have installed new tackless strips along the walls where it was removed - should I use a carpet stretcher or a knee-kicker to attach the carpet to the new tackless strips?
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Old 10-29-12, 12:49 PM
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Two entire walls are removed? If so, I think you need the pole stretcher. We have a knee kicker and use it when we pull up a corner but in your case we would have an installer come in to put it back down.
Old 10-29-12, 03:45 PM
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Have both your knees replaced and then think the words "knee kicker". It will conjure up the most pain you can think of. Pole stretcher, by all means.
Old 10-29-12, 05:53 PM
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I limp 4 miles on a track every morning. Use a power stretcher. Of course I kicked carpet for years to get this way.
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