A water-leak in a bathroom got a 3-ft by 8-ft section of a wall-to-
wall carpet in an adjoining bedroom wet.
I've pulled the damp section of carpet off the tack strips, removed
the pad and wooden tack-strips.
I then draped the damp section of the carpet over two folding chairs
and used a fan to dry the carpet and the cement slab.
Now that everything is dry, I've put the pad back down and installed
new wooden tack-strips. Now I need to re-lay the carpet.
How do I stretch the carpet and secure it to the tack-strips so the
carpet is tight and lays flat on the floor?
(I don't want to buy or rent a carpet-stretcher because only a 3-ft by
8-ft section of carpet is involved).