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Posted by JackD on February 1st, 2001 12:19 AM
In reply to Do I Need To Remove Padding Staples Before New Carpet is Installed? by Julie on January 31st, 2001 11:17 PM [Go to top of thread]

Julie, instead of removing the staples, if there really are thousands which it probably seems like there are, I'd just hammer them flat. But they're really not that hard to remove. Slide a large screw driver under them and lift. It helps if you hold the screw driver by the blade and put your thumb on the staple and lift. But don't leave staples with little pieces of padding under them. Have fun!


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