getting carpet grippers up

Old 04-20-01, 06:11 AM
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i have just moved into a new apartment and found that under the carpet are some great flooring tiles. But trying to get the edge grippers up has been really tough - they're glued to the edge tiles and every time Itry to lift them the tile will crack.
Shall I just cut away the part of the tile with the gripper?
and how should I seal this edge (it's about an inch)?
hoping you guys have an answer.
Old 04-20-01, 09:35 AM
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type of tile

What kind of tile, ceramic, vinyl,
Old 04-20-01, 01:47 PM
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it's linoleum.
about 25 years old and it's great.
if i wrench it tends to crack, but softly softly does the trick.
it's just this glue that's bothering me. and the fact it keeps part of the plywood gripper.
Old 04-20-01, 02:34 PM
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me again

Dear mr. stuck gripper,
Try electric heat gun or hair dryer, this should help, it will be a slow process, get a BIG bottle of wine, set on the floor and heat it up,the gripper and glue, not the wine, use a scraper to help pull up the stuff, then you will probably have glue residue to deal with .acetone may remove it, or some type of non flammable cleaner, as I said a slow process, you may need 2 wine bottles. keep me posted.

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