How to Use Our Products
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1. Just start in a corner of a room and begin stretching. Do not pin or tuck any walls. Just stretch. Pinning is done as you stretch. Follow the rooms perimeter to the starting point. Remember to stretch with force, because you are compensating for so backward force.
2. Our method of stretching is center seeking, so just pin. Trimming and tucking is
done when stretching operation is complete.
3. Installers will notice that bubbles created by the adapter's feet disappear as soon as the handle of
the stretcher is released. Please note, when the TriFORCE tool is used properly, that it is not possible
for it to cause permanent bubbles in carpet. Carpet is very elastic. It will return to its original
shape even if stressed for extended periods of time.
You must stretch all four walls and do not use the knee kicker at all. The uneven stretch of a knee kicker will defeat the purpose. Draw an imaginary line through the middle of the room. That is where the stretch originates. It will not stretch pass the center. Unless you surpass the elastic limit of the carpet. This is considered overstretching. If you have a bubble or a wrinkle, that does not pull out, this is considered delamination or a mill defect. Go back to the bubble or wrinkle, put feet of tool behind the bubble or wrinkle, stretch and walk the nearest wall from the center point.
Taking a couple stretches, the bubble or wrinkle will be gone. Stretch all four walls and angle corners. This is because the stretch is circular and
you are following the stretch curve. The stretch pulls between the tool. Heavy carpet requires downward pressure. Forward handle first and large handle second, always. Carpet is moving forward. The stretch occurs in front of the stretcher. This is where the expansion occurs. Stretching carpet calls for a 1% expansion. Our tool, however, is capable of far more, because of the stretching of all four walls. This is accomplished because you are stretching from the center and the carpet pulls back towards the center. This means, your stretched carpet will become even tighter over time. Not looser, like using other stretching devices. Carpets wrinkle because they are not stretched evenly. Pole stretchers and knee kickers are examples. The knee kicker is uneven because the amount of forces varies on impact.
The pole stretcher, poles bend, walls move, the physics of it makes it incompatible. This is why every carpet will wrinkle. This is not installer's error. It is the method and current tools being used. Many years ago, when carpets were made with double jute backing, when they cleaned the carpets, they got wet, and as they dried they would shrink. Restretching was not an issue. If you have a door seam, like a bedroom for instance, go back with the feet to the seam and take a couple of stretches until you reach the wall. This will allow you to build up a stretch and get the door seam tight. Then just stretch all four walls. Or, you can stretch the entire job and stay nail doorways. The easiest way is to use wide tack strip, inverted as a stay stick. This takes only four nails. And this can be used over and over again. The cuts around the doorway are eliminated with this method. The door seams could be made at the end of the job.
Does it slip on some carpets?
No. It will make stable contact on carpets with body weight transfer. You must transfer body weight
before activating the handle.
Why must I transfer weight first?
A lever multiplies your personal power by as much as ten times. It would be impossible to hold after the lever has been activated.
How much force can be applied with a lever to the carpet?
Well over 1000 lbs with little effort. With a lot of effort, considerably more, of course.
Why must I hold it down on some carpets?
You are using friction to attach to the carpet. Friction is enhanced by surface contact and weight.
Downward pressure and surface area make friction work.
Why don't you use spikes instead of grippers?
Spikes damage carpet backing. Our tools move laterally as well as backward and forward. The lateral
movement greatly aids in Hooke's Law. For every action, there is a reaction of the same magnitude. Since the tool moves laterally, the grippers have to grip laterally and backward at the same time. Using action for a different reaction.
When I use the tool, it slips.
It doesn't slip, whatever the length of the pile on the carpet. On carpet pile, you shift the pile from direction to another and the carpet pile is your anchor, just like a boat moves to secure an anchor. Carpet pile has to move to secure the tool. The longer the pile, the more it moves. It will move only slightly on the short pile and move more on long pile just because of the length of the pile.
How much is being stretched? How do I know?
The front of the stretcher. That is where the work occurs. How much can you stretch on four walls instead of two? You will see this at the front of the stretcher.
What about the bubbles behind the feet?
Action and reaction again. The bubbles are because they go backward and laterally. They recover when the stretcher handle is lifted. In our testing, we have activated a stretcher and left it that way for 48 hours. The bubbles completely came out. Carpet is very elastic. So this is why we stretch it 1% as specified by the CRI. But, we must do this evenly as well. An even stretch is as important as the 1%.
Why are there not more different carpet stretchers like yours?
There are over 3500 patents for carpet devices. As far back as the 1860s that have worked. Carpet tools are used by less than 1% of the population. Funding to go forward and the return on investment is too small. In this day and time, it has been considered financial suicide because of the niche market. This is why carpet tools were first created approximately 150 years ago. Larger companies have stopped development and research. Think of it this way, today's methods and tools, are 80 to 150 years old.
Why isn't your tools available at distributors that sell carpet tools?
Our tools are made in the USA. They are expensive to manufacture. Our small mark up on our quality
tools are less than a distributor. Our prices would be substantially higher and we would have to
compromise the quality of our tools if we went overseas for manufacturing. We are proud that we won't compromise like others have and we can proudly say you are getting the best quality, not mass produced, can always reach a person with questions, American made tools.
If we haven't covered all questions and answers, please call us or email us. Our tools have been
used for close to 25 years by our team and many other industry professionals. It will be the tool that
you will have no callbacks on. It is easy to use and will prevent further injury to your body when
it is used properly.
* Been tested on all types of carpeting