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deck hand 10-17-2007 04:06 PM

Keeping caulking trick
 
I discovered this by accident while doing a paint job last week.
I had to quit for a while. Using Latex caulking I looked for something to cover the tip of the tube to keep it safe. I grabbed a bolloone laying on the kids toy box, add a drop of water slid this over the tip.
Well i didn't make it back to the job for two weeks. The caulking was good as just opened.

for what it's worth
Deckhand

kemerick 10-17-2007 10:06 PM

I usually turn a couple inch screw into the tip and that seems to do the trick. Right before I do it I make a little ooze out so the threads are coated for proper sealing. Sometimes it has not worked but most times however I go back months later, remove the screw along with the hardened clump attached to the screw... and it works just like new.

NateHanson 10-17-2007 10:15 PM

I use a large wire nut. Ooze a little into the nut as I screw it onto the tip, for a good seal. Works very well, and reusable.

kemerick 10-17-2007 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NateHanson (Post 68730)
I use a large wire nut. Ooze a little into the nut as I screw it onto the tip, for a good seal. Works very well, and reusable.

That sounds like a much better seal than my idea, thanks...

Cole 10-18-2007 03:52 PM

They also make caps for them.

kemerick 10-18-2007 06:51 PM

True... but I would just loose that :)

...I got lots of wire nuts.

Cole 10-18-2007 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemerick (Post 68867)
True... but I would just loose that :)

...I got lots of wire nuts.

True! :laughing: :laughing:

ron schenker 10-18-2007 09:06 PM

Now if we could just figure out a foolproof way to do this with cans of spray foam insulation...

Spyko 11-15-2007 08:53 AM

spray foam
 
I've had mixed results, depending on how full the can is, but try turning the can over like you were cleaning the tip on a can of spray paint. Blow out the straw with a compressor.


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