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Removing the rubber backing

Posted by Jenn on September 13th, 2000 08:30 PM
In reply to removing rubber bzcked carpet 18 years old easiest way? by linda on July 10th, 1998 05:06 PM [Go to top of thread]

We are also removing the rubber backing from a carpet
we just pulled up. It's at least 15 years old.
We've found either taking a putty knife and scraping
(without the varnish, too much of a mess) or power sanding
the rubber backing makes it come up quite easily.
The power sander is quicker, but a lot noisier and a
bit messier, while the putty knives take about 5 times
as much time as the sander. Also rember to vacuum the
dust left from the sander up often. It'll make your eyes

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