As Well As Construction Adhesives, Etc...
Forget About Taping The End Or Using Any Tip That Might Come With The
Tube, Also Don't Use A Nail In The End Trick Either, Using ANY Of These
Methods Are Almost SURE To Result In A Clogged Caulking Tube Tip....
..Instead, After You Are Done, Squirt Out A Blob Of Caulking/Glue &
Cover The TIP Of The Tube With This Blob & Let Dry. Next Time You Want
To Use The Tube, Just Pull Off The Hardened Blob On The Tip & You Can
Re-Use The Tube Like You Hoped To. -ßøþ
On Jan 27, 9:44 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (spaceman) wrote:
I've been doing that for years and it works like a charm.
Also for silicone which seems to harden in the tip no matter what you
do I've found sending a drill bit through the harden stuff into the
the usable stuff unplugs it quite nicely.
Your drill bit will be covered with silicone afterwards but drilling a
hole into wood removes it.
On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 21:44:48 -0500, email@example.com (spaceman)
For me that glob always managed to rub up against myself, tools, wall,
or my clothing. So for a buck I picked up two caulk nozzle caps. They
work very well. As for construction adheasive, I clean off any eposed
glue and put in a large nail. Any exposed glue, even that glob
manages to harden and become very permenant.
Now if I don't plan to reuse the tube soon, I then evaluate chucking
tom @ www.YourMoneySavingTips.com
Wind several layers of plastic wrap around the
spout and put a rubber band on to hold it, then
use several layers of plastic wrap held with a
rubber band on the rear end of the tube and it
won't fail in a couple of months. Standard house
caulks last 2-3 years with several intervening
uses during that period.
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