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Old 05-05-2016, 01:50 PM
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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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Old 05-05-2016, 02:13 PM
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Can you post a picture of the spot? It'll be easier to give advice if I knew exactly what we're looking at.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:48 PM
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I use seam sealer at church.
Or fray check.
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And if it's curling up you can use double sided carpet tape underneath.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:40 PM
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I will try to post a pic tomorrow. It isn't rolling up, and it is to big for fray check!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:06 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:17 AM
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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