using the caulking gun. ugh

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  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21104
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    using the caulking gun. ugh

    I forgot that there is a lever to release the tension on the tube.. Kept oozing out the nozzle.
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    But the caulk was over a few years old, it was too hard and crumbly, like dried up toothpaste. I had to buy a new tube.
    Maker's Website says a year is the expiration. I didn't look to see if it was dated.
    I did label the date on the new tube I just started.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 04-24-2024, 09:38 AM.
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  • dbhost
    Slow and steady
    • Apr 2008
    • 9256
    • League City, Texas
    • Ryobi BT3100

    #2
    They really should sell half tubes for smaller jobs...
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    • twistsol
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 2912
      • Cottage Grove, MN, USA.
      • Ridgid R4512, 2x ShopSmith Mark V 520, 1951 Shopsmith 10ER

      #3
      I've gotten into the habit of just throwing away any unused caulk once a task is completed for just that reason. It really hurts when you use 1/8th a tube of custom color matched caulk at $30 + a tube.
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      • capncarl
        Veteran Member
        • Jan 2007
        • 3576
        • Leesburg Georgia USA
        • SawStop CTS

        #4
        Fresh caulking is a must.
        Unless it’s a large job I use caulking in the tooth paste style tubes. More expensive, yes, but with bathroom sized jobs I can control the flow and angle like an artist does a fine brush. It sometimes gets messy but I have refilled my plastic tooth paste style caulking tubes from a large caulking gun.

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