Yes, once you push the button it releases the plunger pressure. Also
depends on what type of "caulk" you are using. For instance, Dap
roofing sealant will continue to run out of the tube w/o any pressure
from the plunger.
Thanks all for your help. Releasing the piston probably works best,
but I would think one of the guns with a no-drip feature might be more
convenient if one were doing a series of short caulks, no?
I will be using Blackjack roofing caulk in my application.
I've done a fair amount of caulking and I find that if I simply pop
the pressure release just as I'm finishing applying the caulk I don't
get any drips.
As I approach the end of a run, I put my thumb on the tab and press
I guess if I needed a new caulk gun, I'd consider a no-drip model, but
I've got 3, so I don't see myself ever buying a new one.
re: "at the checkout cash register."
Where do you shop that the cashier would offer product usage
instructions at the register?
Do they offer a 5 second tutorial on everything they sell?
"Don't let the tape measure snap back into the case and it'll last
"For best results, don't hold the hammer handle near the head."
"Use a punch before you drill metal with that bit so it doesn't
"Dull the points before you use those nails so they don't split the
Thousands of items...thousands of tips! :-)
I should have been more clear. Usually only one checkout lane has a
cashier. At my local HD you usually check yourself out, which I think
is bullshit. You should get a discount for having to check yourself
out. After all, they are saving money by not having to hire
Bullshit...they haven't lowered their prices. The same goes for the
grocery store that I shop at. Self checkout, and the prices are the
same if not higher. At least back in the 80's when some grocery stores
were "bag it yourself" you *were* getting your items at a lower
i didn't say they were going to lower pricess. i meant that the prices were
rephrased: lower prices than if they didn't have them. the increase in price
hasn't occurred, or is less than what the increase would have been without
them. furthermore, labor costs aren't going up as fast, so your prices
aren't increasing as fast as they would have since they don't have to staff
as many people at any time.
it's a company. costs are shared. each individual store isn't a lone
business entity. you state that the costs of various items at different
stores are sometimes the same. if you look at stores in different states,
this is still true, even if the cost of shipping the item to that individual
store may be different than some other store in a different state, or even
in the same state.
I agree, it's less service-- but did you ever consider what those
checkout scanners must cost? Plus they have one clerk there to handle
scan problems/errors and prevent you from having 8 items in your cart
but just scanning 7.
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