Grippers

Discussion in 'Carpet / Textile' started by dazlight, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    How do you work out the distance grippers are from the skirts ?
     
  2. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If your head doesn't fit in the gap it's good to go
     
  3. Yiddo1982

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    As long as there more than 4 metres away from my van I'm happy. Hate carpet

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  4. Jasper

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    supposedly they are to be two thirds of the thickness of the carpet , away from the skirting ??
    Cant see how that works on carpet one inch thick tho ??
     
  5. Nick58

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    Its only the backing that needs to be tucked down ;)
    Not the pile
     
  6. Nick58

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    **tucked**
     
  7. dazlight

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    So a wool carpet say 10mm thick, 7mm away ?
     
  8. merit

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    I always found a bit of 6mm ply set the gap perfect for any twist. That’s what we give the apprentice. Loops and naturals have to be a lot tighter


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  9. Samson

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    I could always evaluate a domestic carpet fitters grasp of his trade by asking him about his gripper gap or watching him fit gripper.

    Anyone who fits gripper more than 7mm from the skirting hasn't got a clue what he is doing or supposed to be doing.

    6mm is perfect for 95% of carpets. Cheap rubbish and felt backed often require 4mm. Extremely heavy duty may need 7mm.
     
  10. Scf

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    And what about stairs?
     
  11. merit

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    Double the thickness of the pile up to around 20mm


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  12. Scf

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    I know alot of fitters who teach there lads to put them a grippers width away, i find that just a touch wide. Works with some carpets though.
     
  13. Samson

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    20mm for almost everything, the same for continuous stairs and joins between stairs and landings, and joins in stairs. There is no discrepancy in appearance from one to the other. For really thick Invictus type carpets perhaps up to 25mm but never more. For extremely thin felt backed rubbish and sisal 15mm.
     
  14. Spacey

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  15. Samson

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    That is, 20mm space in between the gripperrods, and an equal distance of both from the crotch of the step.
     
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  17. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    But a handy tool for those who are still learning ?
     
  18. Robroy

    Robroy Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some and have been fitting for 37 years :D
     
  19. Nick58

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    Just needs to come with a bottle of tipex,
    And me lad would be made up :D
     
  20. Samson

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    Yes, of course.
     

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