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Old February 13, 2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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Just found this great site. Didn't see any threads on this helpfull tip,trick. I was on a job that had baseray heat around the entire room. Was installing a thick tight plush and couldnt brace my powerstretcher on any wall. I got a 2x6 that was 4' long out of the customers garage. I nailed 3 pieces of arc. tackless to it, turned it upside down so tack was on the rug with pins leaning away from the head, had my helper stand on the board a foot away from the wall and used that as my brace for my foot of stretcher. I am sure most of the old timers have used this, but if not it could save your day.

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Old February 13, 2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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I used the forum search feature (Search TFP Forums) and found 19 results for "dead man" (including the quotes) and 28 results for the term deadman. Give it a try. Others will also post replies here.

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PS: I moved the topic to the carpet forum.

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Old February 13, 2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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I have a 2 x 12x 4 all made up in the van. It sure has a loot of tube donut marks on it.

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Old February 13, 2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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I have a 2 x 12x 4 all made up in the van. It sure has a loot of tube donut marks on it.

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Ya ditched the foot like I did, huh Daris.......

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Old February 13, 2011, 09:35 PM   #5
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You should see how many slivers you get from my 2x6, I need to get a new one.

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Old February 14, 2011, 09:47 AM   #6
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I used my deadman to stretch to a double doorway, of existing carpet, on a concrete stretch job. I simply turned the deadman around and put it in front of my power-stretcher. Now I was stretching 4' of rug at one push. I cranked the stretch, did the seam, and let it cool. (off topic, the term "jacking off the wall" refers to power stretching, doesn't it?)

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Old February 14, 2011, 10:09 AM   #7
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Ya ditched the foot like I did, huh Daris.......
No actually I use the foot yet. But I do have one of those 3 foot tail pieces from way back that I use if I think the wall is a little spongy. Wished it had wheels on it though, tough to slide.

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Old February 14, 2011, 12:15 PM   #8
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You should see how many slivers you get from my 2x6, I need to get a new one.
Does it look like this?
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Old February 14, 2011, 12:29 PM   #9
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Tell 'em bout the lazy Mary. I love that one.

My ankles still hurt from reading about that one.

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Old February 14, 2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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Does it look like this?
I always covered my stretcher boards with carpet. Not as many splinters that way.

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Old February 14, 2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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pics of said dead guy

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Old March 7, 2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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Have had to "deadman" in a few of the houses in Cashiers with GIAGANTIC Fireplaces hardly a straight wall including the one depicted in my avatar. What a coincidence?

The only time my stretcher board has pulled a row off some crapet was when this asian lady was bird dogging me from about 2ft. She was nice about it though, didn't mind the patch I had to make.

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