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Old 10-17-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-17-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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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...
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They also make caps for them.
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True... but I would just loose that

...I got lots of wire nuts.
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True... but I would just loose that

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