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Bleeding on the job is an instant extra $50+ depending on the severity. It's like a referral job... You can always tack on 10% to those from the top.
Add another 1k to this hell hole. The entire place is 3" of gypcrete. Nothing holds. Stupid asbestos tiles all lifted with the pad. So i have to hide them in the trash so dump dont see it. Damn pia this one has been. No stretcher though. Bump and run on this job.
 
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Add another 1k to this hell hole. The entire place is 3" of gypcrete. Nothing holds. Stupid asbestos tiles all lifted with the pad. So i have to hide them in the trash so dump dont see it. Damn pia this one has been. No stretcher though. Bump and run on this job.

Man I’ve ran into concrete so bad that nothing worked. I told the owner your floors jacked I can’t even install this. He said whatever just lay it down cut into place lol.

He had a tile guy working I go to talk to him and he’s lifting tiles out and the look like icebergs from the thinset and concrete patches underneath!
 
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Add another 1k to this hell hole. The entire place is 3" of gypcrete. Nothing holds. Stupid asbestos tiles all lifted with the pad. So i have to hide them in the trash so dump dont see it. Damn pia this one has been. No stretcher though. Bump and run on this job.

Gotta take the good with the bad!

I've got a property I've been working on for years and the gypcrete was poured on a Wednesday... I use those short deck type palm nailer nails for the clamp down bars to get them in, it laughs at 16d nails.
 

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Gotta take the good with the bad!

I've got a property I've been working on for years and the gypcrete was poured on a Wednesday... I use those short deck type palm nailer nails for the clamp down bars to get them in, it laughs at 16d nails.
I try to avoid running deep. It was soft powder for about 1.5" then turned dark grey and plastic like. Most places 2" deck screws grabbed. But never know where they hide them pipes. I hit one pipe before 8 times in a row wam wam wam lol. Water started coming out from under strip and it was steaming. Freakin heater pipe was skimmed over with patch then glue. So i couldnt see it. So im paranoid now about hitting pipes.
 

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Man I’ve ran into concrete so bad that nothing worked. I told the owner your floors jacked I can’t even install this. He said whatever just lay it down cut into place lol.

He had a tile guy working I go to talk to him and he’s lifting tiles out and the look like icebergs from the thinset and concrete patches underneath!
Ive been useing lately 1" concrete nails halex. They're about the thickness of the ramset pins. Then i use rotohammer w/ 5/32 bit. Chews through faster then hammer drills. Then i have a coil of rebar wire. I cut little pieces off and put 2 in each hole. Then smack a nail in. It locks it up tight. Sometimes i use common nails whatever contractors left laying around. But the wire acts like an anchor.

Ive tried jet-tac but tha crap broke my caulk gun. Hard as hell to work with.
 

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Ive been useing lately 1" concrete nails halex. They're about the thickness of the ramset pins. Then i use rotohammer w/ 5/32 bit. Chews through faster then hammer drills. Then i have a coil of rebar wire. I cut little pieces off and put 2 in each hole. Then smack a nail in. It locks it up tight. Sometimes i use common nails whatever contractors left laying around. But the wire acts like an anchor.

Ive tried jet-tac but tha crap broke my caulk gun. Hard as hell to work with.

this stuff was soo crumbly that nothing worked even adhesives
 
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I try to avoid running deep. It was soft powder for about 1.5" then turned dark grey and plastic like. Most places 2" deck screws grabbed. But never know where they hide them pipes. I hit one pipe before 8 times in a row wam wam wam lol. Water started coming out from under strip and it was steaming. Freakin heater pipe was skimmed over with patch then glue. So i couldnt see it. So im paranoid now about hitting pipes.

For us it's trying to get a metal strip in over 4 layers of vinyl and not look completely jacked up. Cutting the metal long, bending up wings concealed by the carpet and screwing them into the studs under the trim with 3" drywall screws helps lol Not exactly how we want to do it, but with 4 layers of vinyl it is what it is.
 

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I try to avoid running deep. It was soft powder for about 1.5" then turned dark grey and plastic like. Most places 2" deck screws grabbed. But never know where they hide them pipes. I hit one pipe before 8 times in a row wam wam wam lol. Water started coming out from under strip and it was steaming. Freakin heater pipe was skimmed over with patch then glue. So i couldnt see it. So im paranoid now about hitting pipes.
I seeen an r.o. Line too a fridge repair once. They had a ceiling leak so they took it through a grout line in the floor lol it was bad
 
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I seeen an r.o. Line too a fridge repair once. They had a ceiling leak so they took it through a grout line in the floor lol it was bad
Lol my uncle ran an ice maker line he didnt feel like waiting on the plumber so he figured he'd do it. He used that T punch kit and line. Found copper but didnt check it. Tapped in turned it on. No water. But it smelled like rotten eggs :D he tapped into the gas line.
 

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For us it's trying to get a metal strip in over 4 layers of vinyl and not look completely jacked up. Cutting the metal long, bending up wings concealed by the carpet and screwing them into the studs under the trim with 3" drywall screws helps lol Not exactly how we want to do it, but with 4 layers of vinyl it is what it is.
Inventive. Ive seen similar with tackstrips. Bang 16d nail under base into sill then use nail head to hold strip in place like a hook. No good for stretcher but to get past a spot that wont hold it works. Judt bump kicker across till you can get to good anchored strip.
 
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Looking back, I really wished I took time to learn carpet repairs.
 

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Looking back, I really wished I took time to learn carpet repairs.

Not too late. Colonel Sanders didn’t sell chicken commercially till late in life!

All it takes is about $23k investment and you can spend 3 days with me to learn, payment up front non refundable.

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Looking back, I really wished I took time to learn carpet repairs.
Do it. Three years ago I knew nothing about repairs at all. I learned most of what I know here on TMF.
 
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Frankly, it is much cheaper repairing a carpet, rather than buying a new one.
 

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I recently gave my carpet for repair. The damage was minor, so the repair cost me $ 35.
 

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I did and still am doing a lot of repair and cleaning. For the last 3 years I have sold and installed carpet on a regular basis. It is a skill that needs to be taught to you. You just don't go out and buy the tools and know what to do. Learn how to do it and the job and money will start coming. I just recently made $2,900.00 in 2 days on an install. Is it worth it? Sure it is.