Well, not a Carpetbagger in the strictest sense. The term Carpetbagger was first used after the Civil War to describe people from the North who headed to the South in a opportunistic way for self gain.
I've actually become a bagger of carpet! I am using Weldwood contact glue to install the carpet, and with all the bends and contours of the interior, it is difficult to maintain pressure on the carpet against the padding. The weather here is not helping much either, we had rain with a high temperature of 50 degrees yesterday, so it's still cool and it takes much longer for the glue to set.
We have a Traeger bar-b-que and it burns wood pellets for fuel. Really like it, and we buy bags of pellets on-line in different flavors. We also have a wood pellet burning heating stove (looks like a wood stove) that we use to supplement heat in the home. Both of these come in 40 lb bags, and the bags are very pliable.
Using the 40lb bags, I can heap on the glue, get everything in position, and let the bag sit on the area for days. I am sure professionals have a better system, but that's what is going on in my garage.
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