vinyl flooring installation

Is it ok to have a thin layer of that adhesive/glue on the foundation prior to vinyl floor installation? I've used a big scraper to get off alot of it. Theres still a thin layer though. Its mostly level with the foundation right now.
Just wondering if they'll give me crap about that before I call them to give me an estimate on the price of the flooring?
I was thinking of trying really hard to get arid of all of it... But I hear adhesive remover , floor sanding , and floor grinding sometimes will still not get arid of all of it. None of which I have tried yet.. and not really wanting to waste my money on it.
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plywood to even things out. You really can't have bumps in the floor.
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On Wed, 5 Dec 2007 13:09:29 -0500, "john"

Tape down (double sided tape) viny or glue down?
If tape, the installer may further prepare the surface. I think you would be okay if glue is used.
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Not a big issue provided the surface is flat and smooth.
But if you have any "bumps" they will transmit through the new vinyl, look and feel bad, and cause uneven wear and premature failure. Do whatever is necessary to get the surface smooth -- install a layer of plywood or similar if you have to.
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I just put a fine disc on my grinder and hit it a lick or two and presto, it's smooth as a baby's butt.
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I called the rental company today and they said it would be useless if I used a floor grinder for this. Because it causes friction and something about overheating every few steps. Something like that.
Was it a special disc u have to use?
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Thats because he said "a disc on his grinder", meaning his hand grinder, $10 at the store. Pick a spot and grind it off, not a floor grinder. Your making a simple job harder to do.
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Yeah, just one of those little 4 inch hand held grinders you can buy from Home Depot for about a hundred bucks or less. There are all kinds of discs that you can get for it.
JC
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