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mmhendrie 03-18-2009 11:04 PM

construction adhesive
 
just used heavy duty construction adhesive in my caulk gun and am hoping to use it over 2-3 times over the next 3-4 days. It didn't come with any kind of cap - what's the best way to keep it healthy during this period - just cover the end with a paper towell, or do i need to use a new one each day?

thanks!

Termite 03-18-2009 11:32 PM

The paper towel won't work. I'd say your best bet is to take some plastic wrap and cover the end tightly, then rubber band it on. That stuff gets pretty hard pretty quick.

Tom Struble 03-19-2009 07:21 AM

if it does harden just cut the tube back alittle

skizsam 03-19-2009 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by mmhendrie (Post 246632)
just used heavy duty construction adhesive in my caulk gun and am hoping to use it over 2-3 times over the next 3-4 days. It didn't come with any kind of cap - what's the best way to keep it healthy during this period - just cover the end with a paper towell, or do i need to use a new one each day?

thanks!


If I remember, I stick a screw/nail in it, otherwise I ususally forget and just re-poke the hole

Wildie 03-19-2009 07:28 PM

Tape it closed with electrical tape!

Five Star 03-19-2009 07:38 PM

dont forget to pull back or release the pressure on it or no matter what you put on the tip its all gonna OOZZZ out all over your goodies!

Willie T 03-19-2009 07:53 PM

With any caulking, when you cut the little tip off the tube....... save it, and stick it back into the hole (point first) when you're done.

Clutchcargo 03-19-2009 08:00 PM

My method is... put a nail in it, put the tube in a large zip lock, and finally put it in the fridge.

handy man88 03-19-2009 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mmhendrie (Post 246632)
just used heavy duty construction adhesive in my caulk gun and am hoping to use it over 2-3 times over the next 3-4 days. It didn't come with any kind of cap - what's the best way to keep it healthy during this period - just cover the end with a paper towell, or do i need to use a new one each day?

thanks!

When I buy caulk, I normally go for the tube that has a screw off spout. A cap just doesn't work as well.

That way, after awhile, you can always unscrew the spout, and pry the dried contents out, while the adhesive/caulk inside the tube is still uncured.


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