Found 65 results for the keyword ‘Caulking’

  • A cold weather caulking gun -- Tip

    One of our viewers sent in this tip.Although you can supposedly caulk outdoors even when the temperature is down to almost -10 degrees Celsius, if your caulking material itself is that cold, you won't be able to get it to flow out of the gun, let alone stick to anything.First, keep the caulking a...
  • What else can you find in a caulking tube?

    We all know that caulking comes in caulking tubes, or more properly called cartridges. But there are a lot of other interesting products available to squeeze out of a caulking gun.Latex mortar for minor brick mortar repairsWindow glazingAdhesives of all kinds - like Liquid NailsRoofing patch
  • How to find where leaks enter the wall.

    A caller from Ontario has a leak that keep's coming in through the wall despite the efforts of two contractors. It is often very difficult to find the place where water gets into the wall, when it is not something obvious like a crack in the caulking around a window. You need to make a careful i...
  • Weather Restrictions: Silicone Caulking / Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Silicone Caulking / Sealant Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +27 C (+80 F) Rain Limitations: Apply to a clean, dry surface - no rain for 30 min...
  • HOW CAN I ELIMINATE AIR LEAKS THROUGH WINDOWS?

    Air leaks through the moving parts of windows accounts for as much as 14 per cent of the heat loss in a typical Canadian house. Picking the right kind of windows can certainly help:-- Fixed windows with no moving parts can be completely sealed. -- Fixed window panes with small moveable section...
  • CAULKING & SEALING

    Caulking is actually a common name for what is properly called "sealants".Contrary to the recommendations of almost every handyman book from the US, do not caulk on the outside of the house except where necessary to keep rain, driving rain and blowing snow from penetrating into the wall. Any ...
  • Tip -- Extending the reach of a caulking gun.

    Have you ever had that impossible to reach crack where you just can't get your caulking gun in?Try taping one of those oversized ice drink straws of some small diamater tubing onto the end of your caulking gun. Make sure you have it well attached, you don't want it squirting off and making a mes...
  • Weather Restrictions: Acoustical Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Acoustical Sealant Temperature Limitations: Product must be above +5 C (+40 F) -- but surface can be below freezing. Rain Limitations: Apply to a dry surface. Wind Limitatio...
  • Drill out dead caulking.

    When the caulking in the cartridge is still soft enough to squeeze the outside of the tube but all hardened up in the tip, try using your electric drill to cut a passageway through to the sill soft stuff. If the hard stuff doesn't go too far for your drill to reach, or the nozzle is not cracked ...
  • I'VE WEATHER-STRIPPED MY DOORS BUT THEY STILL LEAK. WHY?

    Doors warp with changes in climate, so good weather-stripping should be compressible to take into account small warp differences between day and night, and adjustable to take into account a larger warp movement that starts in the fall and returns in the spring.Doors, like windows, usually have ai...