Best way to remove carpet tacks from gypcrete?


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Old 08-31-07, 11:54 AM
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Best way to remove carpet tacks from gypcrete?

Hi folks, I'm going to replace carpet with hardwood. The carpet tacks have been glued onto a 3/4 thick gypcrete subfloor. What would be the best way to remove them with the least amount of damage to the gypcrete? Thanks!
 
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Old 08-31-07, 03:49 PM
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I'd use a flat pry bar, but not as a pry bar, rather as a wedge. Use a mallet to gently drive the end of the bar under the strip and see if it'll peel up.
 
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6" Putty knife and a hammer.

Gypcrete... I hope your planning on a wood flooring, you can install as a floating installation.
 
 

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