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Carpet Gripperrod Glue Removal - help

sagaris99

Well-known Member
Hi all

Currently in the process of decorating a room, part of of which I'm removing a carpet to.make way for Karndean.

To help the fitter, I'm removing the old carpet - but struggling with the grip rods. They've been stuck to the floor about 23 years, and so the glue/epoxy resin used to stick the rods to the floor is solid. As a result, using a crowbar/hammer and chisel I'm getting the rods up, but the wood is splintering, leaving bits still stuck to the floor

Other than lots of effort and swearing, any ideas as to how to remove it? Any chemical that might dissolve it? Cheers
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IronGiant

Moderator
Worst case scenario, you might need to chisel it off and slap on some self levelling compound to cover up the remaining glue.
 

John7

Well-known Member
Hammer and bolster chisel. If you've got an SDS drill, there are dedicated chisels for the task....

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You could try heating the adhesive to see if it softens but my experience with this stuff is that it sets rock-hard
 

John7

Well-known Member
Possibly but they're not designed/built to be hammered and very "springy". Could work, but a chisel will be more suited. I've found this stuff to be quite brittle, so it should come off cleanly but it tends to fly off in chunks when hit so eye protection is recommended.
 

sagaris99

Well-known Member
Possibly but they're not designed/built to be hammered and very "springy". Could work, but a chisel will be more suited. I've found this stuff to be quite brittle, so it should come off cleanly but it tends to fly off in chunks when hit so eye protection is recommended.
Chunks is a a very apt description 😂
 

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