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  1. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    LOL!! Ran across this picture while packing up for the move, this was the first Christmas tree we had in our current house 28 years ago. It's not as bad as Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, but not far from it. :ROFLMAO:


     

  2. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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    Tree looks great but that carpet is AWESOME !

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  3. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    S&W357, LOL, that was actually really nice carpet back in the day, I think its was a short shag. I know it lasted twice as long as the berber carpet we ripped out about 4 years ago. I like your tree, and man that's some snow right there, where is that? We haven't had snow like that in Oklahoma since the early 80s.
     
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  4. Slowmover

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    That sculptured cut-pile is a staple west of the 98th Meridian as of twenty years ago when I ran flooring products out to West Texas 2X week to Mom & Pop stores.

    Given right materials, it stands up to use. Doesn’t matter if you vacuum it constantly or not as to appearance Looks the same either way.

    And, given some high-use area protection, it’s easy to vacuum clean.

    Unlike dense pile (nice in the showroom) or airport cut-grid squares the sculptured cut-pile gives a practical, lowered-maintenance alternative to high-standing dense pile AND avoids the industrial look of grid-type while maintaining its unchanging appearance.

    It’s not a covering where the youngest and oldest have to watch their step to avoid tripping.

    The house my parents bought in 1962 had an earlier version. Later replacements of different type lost the utility and may not have added much in perceived quality.

    That taupe-brown color is the 1994 giveaway.
    The biggest seller.

    I’ll bet MOHAWK still carries the product line.

    I’d buy it for reasons mentioned.

    The money is not in the cover (what we discussed), but in the material of which it’s made, AND the type and quality of the underlayment. (The pad). That last is big. Where folks get cheap. (And a subject to research).

    Lesser cover (material) and Greater underlayment (pad) is the approach.

    GGW, west of the 98th means dust. Less rainfall. There’s no eliminating it (by any means, up to air locks and sealed windows), so West Texans and Oklahomans the other side of 35 found great utility in replacing the cover on a schedule (exact match) over VERY BEST underlayment.

    Carpet weight (sq ft) from new to used was impressive. Movement thru the house doesn’t create near-visible clouds.

    My wife’s solution was carpeted bedrooms, but hard surface elsewhere. (And I had a commercial mop bucket system to compensate. Add expensive vacuum cleaners and bags to that).

    Require everyone to remove shoes at entry is the biggest fix to keeping a clean house (good luck with dogs). I also installed bench type seating at exterior doorways.

    The “mud room” concept, in effect. Exterior and interior mats (same idea as commercial; but not so obvious).

    Denigration of the practical in flyover country is par for the course.

    And an irrigated lawn surrounding the house in depth is the other piece. That sprinkler system ain’t so expensive after all as concrete walks get watered, and the lawn collects (uses) any dust.

    My wife didn’t much like my rule about nothing on floors (including closets) and that the garage wasn’t a storage annex. I’ve installed or had installed my share of shelving (closets & cabinets) and attic access stairs to make it viable. (New lighting in/on those the other half). Kinda like laying out landscaping: if you have to back the mower (move something on floor) you screwed up.

    The outdoor “vacuum cleaner” was a backpack blower plus a power washer (besides bagging lawnmower part of the year. Deep cut sidewalk edger to keep walks self-cleaning). A soap solution for the house exterior. Apply and rinse. And another solution for the smooth concrete floor of the garage (non-skid). 2-3X annually or as needs dictated. Easy and fast once scheduled.

    Having once spent two weeks as an exterminator was enough education on basics where vermin are associates of dirt. Folks create their problems.

    E-Z to clean house floors. No impediments. Moving furniture to mop or vacuum another subject to research (Legs on slide casters). No skirts. Airflow.

    4-6” deep furnace filters are the last step (and precedes getting plenum leaks fixed; figure 30% loss rate on new construction at two years). Roof ridge vents.

    There comes a point where “dust” appearing noticeably (filter replacement, window ledges, etc) means something somewhere needs attention.

    For a fact everyone can sleep better.
    Dogs & cats included.

    As with a cursory inspection of front tire wear where one can make stupidly accurate judgments about driver ability (conscientiousness), just one step onto the carpeted floor system is an end to general homeowner impressions. They get it, or they don’t.

    My 1990 travel trailer came originally with high-end sculptured pile. May use it again if cork floors don’t get the nod. (Two big pieces — relatively — bedroom and lounge). Old (removed) serves as template for new.

    My folks simply replaced the same in theirs at the beginning of each travel season (6-9/months).

    That Xmas pic of 28-yrs ago still giving gifts? I’d use that carpet in a heartbeat. Aesthetically, it helps any room of which it’s a part. Where it doesn’t is over very large open expanses.

    Here’s to Christmas at your new home!!

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  5. Slowmover

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    That sculptured cut-pile is a staple west of the 98th Meridian as of twenty years ago when I ran flooring products out to West Texas 2X week to Mom & Pop stores.

    Given right materials, it stands up to use. Doesn’t matter if you vacuum it constantly or not as to appearance Looks the same either way.

    And, given some high-use area protection, it’s easy to vacuum clean.

    Unlike dense pile (nice in the showroom) or airport cut-grid squares the sculptured cut-pile gives a practical, lowered-maintenance alternative to high-standing dense pile AND avoids the industrial look of grid-type while maintaining its unchanging appearance.

    It’s not a covering where the youngest and oldest have to watch their step to avoid tripping.

    The house my parents bought in 1962 had an earlier version. Later replacements of different type lost the utility and may not have added much in perceived quality.

    That taupe-brown color is the 1994 giveaway.
    The biggest seller.

    I’ll bet MOHAWK still carries the product line.

    I’d buy it for reasons mentioned.

    The money is not in the cover (what we discussed), but in the material of which it’s made, AND the type and quality of the underlayment. (The pad). That last is big. Where folks get cheap. (And a subject to research).

    Lesser cover (material) and Greater underlayment (pad) is the approach.

    GGW, west of the 98th means dust. Less rainfall. There’s no eliminating it (by any means, up to air locks and sealed windows), so West Texans and Oklahomans the other side of 35 found great utility in replacing the cover on a schedule (exact match) over VERY BEST underlayment.

    Carpet weight (sq ft) from new to used was impressive. Movement thru the house doesn’t create near-visible clouds.

    My wife’s solution was carpeted bedrooms, but hard surface elsewhere. (And I had commercial mop bucket systems to compensate. Add expensive vacuum cleaners and bags to that).

    Require everyone to remove shoes at entry is the overall answer. I also installed bench type seating at exterior doorways.

    The “mud room” concept, in effect.

    Denigration of the practical in flyover country is par for the course.

    And an irrigated lawn surrounding the house in depth is the other piece. That sprinkler system ain’t so expensive after all as concrete walks get watered, and the lawn collects (uses) any dust.

    My wife didn’t much like my rule about nothing on floors (including closets) and that the garage wasn’t a storage annex.

    Having once spent two weeks as an exterminator was enough education on basics. Folks create their problems.

    E-Z to clean. No impediments. Moving furniture to mop or vacuum another subject to research (Legs on slide casters). No skirts. Airflow.

    4-6” deep furnace filters are the last step (and precedes getting plenum leaks fixed; figure 30% loss rate on new construction at two years). Roof ridge vents.

    There comes a point where “dust” appearing noticeably (cleaning, filter replacement, window ledges, etc) means something somewhere needs attention.

    For a fact everyone can sleep better.
    Dogs & cats included.

    As with a cursory inspection of front tire wear where one can make stupidly accurate judgments about driver ability (conscientiousness), just one step onto the carpeted floor system is an end to general homeowner impressions. They get it, or they don’t.

    My 1990 travel trailer came originally with high-end sculptured pile. May use it again if cork floors don’t get the nod. (Two big pieces — relatively — bedroom and lounge). Old (removed) serves as template for new.

    My folks simply replaced the same in theirs at the beginning of each travel season (6-9/months).

    That Xmas pic of 28-yrs ago still giving gifts?

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  6. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    You're exactly right Slow, sculptured pile, I couldn't remember what it was called until I read your reply. And you're right again about it's durability, we kept it 15 yrs and as soon as we had the new Berber carpet put in I knew right away we got conned, it took about 8 months and the Berber carpet looked horrible. Best carpet they said, best pad they said, YEAH RIGHT! And I agree I would have sculptured pile installed in the bedrooms of my new home without a second thought, but keep the wood floors in the living area's.
     
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    That was just a NC snow flurry from last winter. :whistle:

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  8. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Merry CB Christmas!

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    Oh Yes, Merry CB Christmas!

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