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Old September 2, 2006, 02:06 AM   #1
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Piles of sand under carpet?


I pulled up 1300 ft of carpet and padding over plywood last week and there was a tremendous amount of something like sand underneath the yellow foam padding. I mean piles and piles. I have never run into this before, at least not this bad. I took some pictures but I have not downloaded them yet. It was much worse in the traffic lanes. Carpet is about 15 years old.

What is this stuff? Do I need to go have shots?

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Old September 2, 2006, 02:26 AM   #2
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probably is sand .. i have sweap sand off steps 1/2 " high [no kidding]. cust never heard of a vacum cleaner .

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Old September 2, 2006, 03:22 AM   #3
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It could be sand, but it also could be the fillers and latex from the carpet breaking down. I also have run into a lot of stuff between the pad and carpet where the customer was using alot of the carpet fresh stuff.
WEas it a sandy area?

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Quite common here especially the homes on the lake.

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Old September 2, 2006, 06:49 AM   #5
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I see the same thing around here, figured it was lousy maintenance.

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Old September 2, 2006, 07:10 AM   #6
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i have seen the carpet fresh under them like Daris says , but it is always white ..

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Old September 2, 2006, 07:24 AM   #7
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i use to get that a lot in hawaii,one time i got a whole half pad bag full.i guess some people do not vacuum ...dj

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Old September 2, 2006, 12:00 PM   #8
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Sounds like the stuff left over from that Host dry carpet cleaner.

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