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2008/05/22 07:26:53 (permalink)
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quick question to answer please

what are those things cal at the bottom of doorways that go along the floor and are made of metal and tie the flooring of one room into the flooring of another (they hide the join) I always though carpet rods, but it seems they are the things on stairs

also what's the best way to attach them to a concrete floor?


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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 07:32:41 (permalink)
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    Door plates or metals, that`s what I know them as anyway mate, into concrete, small plugs and screws are probably best

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 07:35:39 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: H20

    Door plates or metals, that`s what I know them as anyway mate, into concrete, small plugs and screws are probably best




    cheers, they seem to be carpet plates....so drill some holes, put some plugs in and screw them in you say? will have a go lol....what's the worst that can happen

    I did my first bit of carpet fitting last night and now have a new found admiration for carpet fitters.

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 07:39:03 (permalink)
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    Just line it up where you want it Tuc, use a pencil to mark holes through the plate( remobe plate), drill about 1" down, plug size about the same and hammer in, should be ok from there mate.

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 07:40:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: H20

    Just line it up where you want it Tuc, use a pencil to mark holes through the plate( remobe plate), drill about 1" down, plug size about the same and hammer in, should be ok from there mate.



    right, my record with diy is mixed at best, so I may be posting on here later "what do you do when you've drilled through all your gas and water pipes", but I shall have a go

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:05:11 (permalink)
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    No need to drill anything small thick nails are all you need.


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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:11:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: big_sapper

    No need to drill anything small thick nails are all you need.


    nail into conctrete right ok

    drill hole stick plugs in screw it down bobs your uncle

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:19:38 (permalink)
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    nail into conctrete right ok

    drill hole stick plugs in screw it down bobs your uncle


    Theres short thick nails that are used called masonary nails......I know it sounds stupid but they work its only to secure carpet not load bearing so drills and plugs etc is alot of hard work.


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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:20:24 (permalink)
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    got a carpet plate that is self adhesive, no nails or drilling apparently.....we shall see

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:23:15 (permalink)
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    forgot to say; cheers for the answers

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:25:12 (permalink)
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    got a carpet plate that is self adhesive, no nails or drilling apparently.....we shall see


    Nice one should work okay.

    If not honestly nails are the way forward for this thats how the fit the gripper rods around the side of the room theyre only small tacks and quick and easy to use plugs and screws are too time consuming i dont know any builder who would use that sort of thing and i was a construction manager up until a recent career change
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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:28:09 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: big_sapper

    got a carpet plate that is self adhesive, no nails or drilling apparently.....we shall see


    Nice one should work okay.

    If not honestly nails are the way forward for this thats how the fit the gripper rods around the side of the room theyre only small tacks and quick and easy to use plugs and screws are too time consuming i dont know any builder who would use that sort of thing and i was a construction manager up until a recent career change


    If they were going under a carpet and out of sight then fair enough mate, but anything on show I`d want it looking like a proper job myself.

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:36:10 (permalink)
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    If they were going under a carpet and out of sight then fair enough mate, but anything on show I`d want it looking like a proper job myself.


    Oh definately!!! dont get me wrong im no cowboy or anything like that but for something like that screws are an over kill you cant see them and your going to need to replace them eventually so easy fix whack in a tack.


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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:39:54 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: big_sapper

    If they were going under a carpet and out of sight then fair enough mate, but anything on show I`d want it looking like a proper job myself.


    Oh definately!!! dont get me wrong im no cowboy or anything like that but for something like that screws are an over kill you cant see them and your going to need to replace them eventually so easy fix whack in a tack.




    Aesthetically I think we should agree to disagree on this one mate .

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    RE: quick question to answer please 2008/05/22 09:41:31 (permalink)
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    ^^^^^^ AGREED


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