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Old 02-19-2010, 03:02 PM   #16
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apron stores also carry 100% silicone in tubes,,, we seal hgwy jnts w/that stuff rather'n sika,,, use the sika sl or ns ( self-leveling / non-sag ) over backer rod,,, READ how to do it, too,,, depth:width ratio's very important - do it wrong & you'll cause mtl failure,,, cleanliness is prime consideration,,, is using ns, you must ' tool ' the jnt/crk !
Can I use this baker rod both for gaps and cracks ?
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of COURSE you can,,, after all, its YOUR house, right ?

backer rod's used to give the sealant shape factor,,, sealants're designed for adhesion of TWO sides, NOT 3 ( the bottom ),,, that's why the suggestion to READ the w-site !
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Not sure I understand the big box list of applicable items. You don't have plaster, so number 1 is out. As for Quikcrete, that is simply concrete, and since concrete is not elastic, it will certainly begin to crack almost as soon as you place it. I don't understand the difference between a "crack" and a "gap", perhaps there is some mystical distinction, but I can't fathom it, I would use a flexible sealant.
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I would use a flexible sealant.
Which means - Sika product, right ?

I put in Rapidset because all my walls are plaster and I need to fix them also.
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of COURSE you can,,, after all, its YOUR house, right ?

backer rod's used to give the sealant shape factor,,, sealants're designed for adhesion of TWO sides, NOT 3 ( the bottom ),,, that's why the suggestion to READ the w-site !
Thank you. It's my house as long as I pay mortage regularly..

I look for baker rods in Home depot..
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not easy to find as, so few know about it, there's little profit so why stock it ? usually comes in a plastic baggie - 25' or thereabouts,,, same rack as the sika sealants,,, alternative source's const supply house, glaziers, caulkers, hgwy jnt sealing companies.

' baker rods ' i don't know - ask julia childs
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not easy to find as, so few know about it, there's little profit so why stock it ? usually comes in a plastic baggie - 25' or thereabouts,,, same rack as the sika sealants,,, alternative source's const supply house, glaziers, caulkers, hgwy jnt sealing companies.

' baker rods ' i don't know - ask julia childs
Let me check it out tomorrow..
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