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Old November 15, 2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use one of these? THE JACKRABBIT GLUE-DOWN CARPET REMOVAL - THE JACKRABBIT GLUE-DOWN CARPET PULLER
I think they are around $440.
I remember reading about one quite a while ago.

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Old November 15, 2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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I had one. Worked great, and was simple to use. Mine grew legs and walked away

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Old November 15, 2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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I have a job coming up ,about 350 yards with a nasty rip up.
Sometimes it is hard to get a few inches started in a 4" width.
In their video the carpet being pulled back doesn't seem to have much for glue legs.

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Old November 15, 2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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I had a pull up of unitary carpet, in a basement where the hydraulic fluid of an elevator soaked the carpet and made it a oily, gummy mess. I was killing myself, trying to get 1 foot strips up. That puller took up 4 foot sections easy.

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Old November 15, 2009, 09:09 PM   #5
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I did a article on it for FCI Magazine. It worked great. I found getting it to start a little difficult but once started it was fine. It is slow going until you get a fair amount on the roll and as it gets bigger the faster it goes.
Actually I was working it alongside a electric puller that was dogging down on this rip. The carpet we was taking up only had been down about 6 weeks and was being replaced for a manufacturing problem. The glue was so sticky when I stepped off the edge of the carpet I left my shoes.
Later we found out the electric one the guy had the pully system threaded wrong. But anyways it gave me a good test to write about.

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Daris we had five or six of those. Swapped all the cabled ones out for rope. Heard about a cable snapping on one and severely injuring someone. For the real hard ones, double the pulley. Twice the force but half the speed.

I'm am absolutely convinced they extended many of my mechanics' careers...

Jack rabbits weren't around when I was contracting. From what I have read, we would have had a few of them too.

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The electric one we was using was from NCE and it had rope. In fact I was the first one to use one and it was in a Hallmark shop with a lot of glass, we could only do half the store at a time. We were pulling up a 12 foot strip and the clamp let loose. The rope just dropped to the floor, I could just see all that crystal hitting the floor. But it didn't.

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