Sorry for what's certainly unimportant, but I have a bottle of Elmer's
Wood Glue (which I've heard is roughly equivalent to Tite Bond and is
more or less a good product<----please advise) which is over 20 years
old. Is it likely still any good (in bottle and behaves perfectly
fine). It has not separated, nor changed consistency.
Thanks! Sorry if this is a WOT.
Here is the Titebond answer on shelf life
It seems they are saying as long as it is liquid. I especially like
"Should Titebond Original become thick and stringy, or Titebond II
turns into an orange colored gel, these changes signify that the glue
is no longer usable."
Estimates for storage life vary from one year on up with most "experts"
going for 2 years or so. Note the use of "experts" and "or so". My
feeling is that if it's over a couple years old and you really care
about your project, use a crowbar on your wallet and spend a few bucks
for a new bottle.
If you moved a counter top appliance in your kitchen, one that does not get
used much, the one that you thought would be cool to have but never actually
use, and uncovered an old tooth pick, would you use it or throw it away?
Dang, I had to parse that about three times before it made cents (sic).
Geez, how much patience do you have anyway?
I have a question: When are glue manufacturers going to take a cue from
those few shampoo companies that make the upside-down bottles with flat
"tops"? I don't even buy shampoo any more if it doesn't have that
feature. I mean, how many hours of our lives have we wasted waiting for
some gelatinous crap to come oozing out of those danged ol' "right-side
up" bottles anyways?!*
* (have I ever mentioned that "anyways" is always plural here in Texas?)
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
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I don't know what kind of glue you're using, but when I have 3/4" of
Titebond left in a quart bottle, one shake ain't gonna get it.
Incidentally, when they get to that point I usually turn the bottles
upside down and store them in a tin can.
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On Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:28:17 -0700 (PDT), "Thomas G. Marshall"
I don't know if the glue will be good after 20 years but the bottle
might not be. I had a plastic quart bottle of Elmer's yellow in the
garage for about 5 years and the glue seemed okay so I was going to
try some on a small project. I was pouring some glue into a smaller
container and dropped the quart bottle on the concrete floor. The
plastic had turned brittle and just shattered. I instantly had glue
Look on the bright side? :~) It hit the floor. Several months ago I
dropped a quart can of gel varnish on top of my Delta Moriser. I had that
crap all over the place too. I had to take the fan cover and fan off to get
the gel out. And then wipe down every square inch of the mortiser with
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