Do I have to pull up the staples?


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Old 01-06-08, 12:42 PM
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Do I have to pull up the staples?

I am putting down laminate flooring, and just pulled up the old carpet and carpet pad.

Left behind are all the staples used to keep the pad in place.

Do I have to pull those staples up, or can I just lay the underlayment on top?

Some of the staples are pretty flush with the subfloor, but some stick up 1/4 inch.

Hoping to save time by avoiding the tedious job of pucking out every single staple.
 
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Old 01-06-08, 02:42 PM
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Pull 'em...or pound 'em flat...but why leave that stuff under there?
 
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Old 01-06-08, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45
Pull 'em...or pound 'em flat...but why leave that stuff under there?
To save myself hours and hours of pulling 1000 sq ft of staples.
 
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Old 01-06-08, 04:16 PM
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got kids ?

put them to it

get yourself a nail puller like this

http://www.nailextractor.com/story.html

or this

http://img2.timeinc.net/toh/i/a/tool...pullers-03.jpg

maye rolling stool and go it
 
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A dull stand up scraper will peel them right out. Then pound down the ones that are tight.
 
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Old 01-07-08, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Carpets Done Wright
A dull stand up scraper will peel them right out. Then pound down the ones that are tight.
AWESOME! I pulled out my old heavy iron spade and went to work.

This works so easy!

No telling how many hours this saved.

Thanks Wright!
 
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Hehehehe!


Now you too, can say,... Been dare, done dat.
 
 

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