Lifting vinyl flooring that has been glued, without damage?

I'm in the middle of doing a knee wall / floor repair, need help fast! I found that the vinyl "roll" flooring (not little squares) has adhesive on the back. Will heat lamp be of any use or am I just stuck in replacing whole kitchen vinyl floor? I need to peel back about 3 ft by 2 ft flap to get to plywood... Thanks for any help..
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Disregard.... I found that heat, by way of 500 watt bulb with reflector, would soften vinyl but not the adhesive. Looks like time to call in the flooring man once I'm done..

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My experience with a 250 watt IR heat lamp at 6 in is that the glue will soften in about 10 min. You might have to put the lamp further away for longer to avoid vinyl d amage, approach it cautiously. It takes a while for the heat to go thru the vinyl and get to the glue, you have to heat up the underlying floor as well.
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