The spring was under the carpet near the construction site. At the most, as they say, wrong time I broke a carpet beater. How to replace it? Looking around in search of any stick found sticking out of a trash heap the end of the thick electric cable. Pulled the cable (it was a length of about 1 m), cleared it and began to beat out a carpet. And you know, it went even better than before. For the mass and flexibility of an improvised rug beater seemed much easier factory.