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05-11-2016 01:58 PM
AmyKidsCo Depending on how bad it is you might be able to use a glue gun. We have cheap Berber-type carpet and when one loop gets pulled a whole row comes up. I've glued them down with a hot glue gun and they stay pretty well - the trick is not burning myself sticking the loops down!
05-07-2016 06:43 AM
Thriftylady
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Originally Posted by Mike View Post
Sounds like you need to find someone looking for odd jobs to do some little fixups for you.
If I lived nearby, this would be a good case for bartering. I could do some fixing up for you and you help me with my business when I get it going. Too far to drive though.
That darn transportation issue!
05-06-2016 06:08 PM
Mike Sounds like you need to find someone looking for odd jobs to do some little fixups for you.
If I lived nearby, this would be a good case for bartering. I could do some fixing up for you and you help me with my business when I get it going. Too far to drive though.
05-06-2016 09:17 AM
Thriftylady
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There is a whole in the wall in the main bathroom that has been there over a year. We can't use that one because there was a leak I finally threw a fit about fixing and he refuses to come put in now shower wall. They had to rip part of the wall out to get to the leak. I haven't had the money to fix it myself yet either, because with hubby never being home I will have to pay someone to do it.
And yes, we should move, but housing around here is tough, and expensive and I can't afford more rent right now. And then I will have to pay movers since again, DH is never home. So I am trying to figure out ways to just deal with this stuff myself.
05-06-2016 09:10 AM
Thriftylady
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If the whole carpet shows age, I would bug the landlord about it and not give up. Being there for 10 years, he should be willing to make a small investment to keep you happy, otherwise you may decide to move some day.

For now, you could just cover it like ??? said, and use those transition strips on the edges to keep it safe and secure.
There is a whole in the wall in the main bathroom that has been there over a year. We can't use that one because there was a leak I finally threw a fit about fixing and he refuses to come put in now shower wall. They had to rip part of the wall out to get to the leak. I haven't had the money to fix it myself yet either, because with hubby never being home I will have to pay someone to do it.
05-06-2016 07:35 AM
Mike If the whole carpet shows age, I would bug the landlord about it and not give up. Being there for 10 years, he should be willing to make a small investment to keep you happy, otherwise you may decide to move some day.

For now, you could just cover it like ??? said, and use those transition strips on the edges to keep it safe and secure.
05-06-2016 06:06 AM
Thriftylady
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Since none of the repair options work, can you just cover it with a small rug? It can be a bit of a tripping hazard, but maybe if your carpet is thin you could use double stick carpet tape to keep it in place.
That is an idea. I may consider new carpet at some point, but it isn't in the budget now. I would so love it though. And I do want to paint the play room, but emptying it is a job I dread lol.
05-06-2016 05:59 AM
Unregistered Since none of the repair options work, can you just cover it with a small rug? It can be a bit of a tripping hazard, but maybe if your carpet is thin you could use double stick carpet tape to keep it in place.
05-06-2016 05:29 AM
Thriftylady
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Originally Posted by Mike View Post
Depending on how bad the carpet edge is, you have a few options:

- double-sided carpet tape Sadly I think I have let this go to long for that.

- a transition strip to cover the edges (http://www.tiletrims.biz/images/foto/1177.JPG)- I wish that would work here, at this point it wont, but it would have if it had been put in when the carpet was done.

- if there is damage, replace a small strip of the carpet with matching carpet if possible, or something to give a nice effect- Not sure if I could find any of that or not.

Then of course is the option to replace the whole carpet.
Sadly that may have to happen, but I can't count on the landlord for it. The price of carpet and installation is scaring me away. We NEED new carpet though. If I owned I would feel some better about it.
05-05-2016 06:04 PM
Mike Depending on how bad the carpet edge is, you have a few options:

- double-sided carpet tape

- a transition strip to cover the edges (http://www.tiletrims.biz/images/foto/1177.JPG)

- if there is damage, replace a small strip of the carpet with matching carpet if possible, or something to give a nice effect

Then of course is the option to replace the whole carpet.
05-05-2016 04:40 PM
Thriftylady I will try to post a pic tomorrow. It isn't rolling up, and it is to big for fray check!
05-05-2016 03:12 PM
Unregistered And if it's curling up you can use double sided carpet tape underneath.
05-05-2016 02:48 PM
laundrymom I use seam sealer at church.
Or fray check.
05-05-2016 02:13 PM
Mariahsaint Can you post a picture of the spot? It'll be easier to give advice if I knew exactly what we're looking at.
05-05-2016 01:50 PM
Thriftylady Okay I am guessing there is something I can do about this but I have no clue what. I know that even though we have been here ten years, the landlord isn't about to replace my carpet.

Where my playroom meets the hallway/living room the seam is coming apart I guess, It is fraying out. Is there anything I can do to easily repair this spot?

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