Filler in sealant gun tube

Why is it that you can't seem to get cellolose filler (i.e. Polyfilla) in a sealant gun cartridge? You can get Caulk and Silicone, but neither of these take to sanding very well. Is there a brand or supplier that supplies a proper filler?
Christian.
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B&Q et al do a 'gap filler' in a tube, which is allegedly sandable, paintable, stainable and changes the baby :-)
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For what or into what?
Mary

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I think I'd rather EXchange it ...
Mary

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On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:10:09 +0100, Christian McArdle wrote:

I have some Cuprinol wood filler in a cartridge tube. Came from Focus.
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Like this? http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?tsr289&id 533
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TimM wrote:

Thats bog standard acrylic filler. It isn't sandable as the OP wanted.
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And while we're in Why-Oh-Why mode why's an empty (well, refillable) gun cartridge 25 _quid_! http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/sea/searchresults.jsp?n 951 Anyone know where to get empty cartridges (the sort they fill with silicone etc) that one could fill oneself (as in DIY :-) ? Should cost more like 25 pence.
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On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 22:02:24 +0100, "John Stumbles"

Yes, but you aren't paying for the empty cartridge - it's the air they have to ship with it that costs the money! ;)
Looking at that design suggests to me that it surely can't be all that difficult to fabricate your own "empty" cartridge. All you need do is buy a tube of regular sealant (1.60-ish), vacate the cartridge, and then cleanse it out.
Surely job done?
PoP
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I have often wondered about making one of these for grouting tiles etc. Don't know if it would be any quicker but surely cleaner and less 'sponging' down the tiles. Anybody done this and if so what were the results like and how did you get the plunger out of the sealant tube? Does it just push out from the business end using a suitable rod etc? I will try that next time I have an empty cartridge.
Cheers
John
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John wrote in message ...

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I'd save yourself the trouble. Rob's sand on the seashore effect would surely apply.
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I've tried using empty cartridges for such things as cement when pointing between slabs. Seemed the ideal thing. However, I found that you cannot push wet cement through a nozzle. It just firms up like sand on the seashore does when you tread on it. So maybe this is what happens to Polyfilla. Also, I suspect the Polyfilla would set in the nozzle between usages.
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robgraham wrote in message ...

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IME it happens to anything with a lot of aggregate. Mastics and the like have a creamy consistency and are the only things suitable for a cartridge. To me the Screwfix cartridge is a non-starter. Anything you can easily load into it will suffer from the above and anything that would actually work would be impossible to load into it.
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John wrote:

push out

yup, just pushes out.

yeah, its a shame, as one would be ideal for pointing brickwork. There are mortars you can use that will work with them, but not sharp sand based ones.
Before cartridges I used a polythene bag. Put your stuff in, snip off the corner, off ya go. No cleaning either.
Regards, NT
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On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:10:09 +0100, "Christian McArdle"

You can get Polyfilla in a squeezable "tube", however. Lasts for ages and is very handy. I'm not sure I follow the need for an actual cartridge.
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