Any one have any tips on removing the carpet pad when it is glued down? It
has too many holes in it for a new carpet but it is very difficult to
remove from the floor. Tried a garden hoe and hand scrapers. I don't know
the proper name for these. About 8" long, 6" or so wide. Wide blade
tapering back to narrow handle. Thin steel.
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
Its a time consuming job, and there is no shortcut. Use an ice scraper
or get on your knees and use a wide putty knife, or whatever works the
best. You may or may not need to run a power sander over the floor when
most of the pad is removed. Its a lousy job, but not impossible to do.
Drywall knife? "Ice chopper" (not sure what those are called and its
been decades since I've used or even SEEN one)? A good coal shovel?
You might be able to help things along with selective application of
a solvent (i.e., along the edge of the removal tool) -- but, I'd be
concerned re: health and fire issues.
You might also just make a best effort and come back to it later with
a floor refinishing tool (sand out/off the remaining crud)
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