MemberOctober 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm
When you are screwing a stairlift down through carpet, some carpets have a tendency to snag on the screw and pull. This can leave an ugly line or bare patch.
A dab of Vaseline on theâ€‹ tip of each screw should prevent this. It does for me.
And every good stairlift engineer should be carrying a tub of Vaseline – you never know when you might need it 🙂
MemberOctober 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm
First install on my own many many years ago I watched in disbelief as the run went across the penultimate tread and up onto and then across the top landing, I had never seen a carpet fitted which hadn’t had the carpet cut across the bottom of the top riser. I’ve since seen a few, but thankfully no more runs of that length.
I find if the carpet is a twisted loop then just going very slowly with the screws does the job.
Worst thing I’ve seen with carpet was a white shag pile at least 2″ deep being fitted to stairs, it was flat within a month. I had to move an old AC Stratus for them to fit it and the carpet fitter gave me a hand to carry the rail back in, stumbled and put his grease covered hand right onto the carpet. His face was as white as the carpet and then turned a little bit green as I attacked the stain with WD before the homeowner walked out to spot it.
I shall bear that tip in mind cheers.
MemberJune 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm
Great tip, have had this happen a few times before.
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