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Old 12-05-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Cold Weather Caulking


Does anyone know of a cold weather application for window and siding caulking its been quite a cold snap here
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Yeah sealing windows in the snow.

Sw has a good one.

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not sure I understand your question, but if it's brand you're looking for, I use Mulco, which cures by off gassing(not for interior work) so works fine in the winter. Leave it inside so the caulking stays warm, or better yet, put it in the cab of your truck and plug in a space heater.
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We been using this stuff called quad in minus -30 celcius. Seems to work great, but it is very expensive, around 12 a tube for a small one, 30 plus for a large.

http://www.osipro.com/products.pl?id...terior_sealant

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quad is useless under 40 deg,blows out the top of the tube...there i said it
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
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We take a cardboard box, put some insulation in it, and cover it with rigid foam insulation. Put the tubes in, and shine a light in there. Only carry one or two on you at a time. Keep them in your jacket. Works as a heater for you, and keeps the caulking flowing pretty good.
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I hate Quad in any temperature. There I said it.

I have that crap on tools from over 15 years ago. Of course I also have Vulkem on tools from long ago. Hate that crap too.
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Seems to work great, but it is very expensive, around 12 a tube for a small one, 30 plus for a large.

http://www.osipro.com/products.pl?id...terior_sealant
You are getting ripped off. $6-$7 per tube.
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quad is useless under 40 deg,blows out the top of the tube...there i said it
Never had this happen to me, and we live in the one of the worst climates in the world. I have used tons of this on siding in january-february and never had an issue.

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I hate Quad in any temperature. There I said it.

I have that crap on tools from over 15 years ago. Of course I also have Vulkem on tools from long ago. Hate that crap too.
If it stays on your tools for 15 years it must be good right? reason people don't like it caus its messy. This is the only caulking i like in cold, all others shrink too much. Ive seen this stuff last for 20 years plus, so that itself tells me how good it is.
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quad is useless under 40 deg,blows out the top of the tube...there i said it
Didn't you post something about keeping tubes in a cooler to keep them from getting too cold...???
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I unloaded 2 tubes of PL silicone on a 4 storey rooftop in Cambridge today and forgot to keep them somewhere warm.

My hand hurts.
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I unloaded 2 tubes of PL silicone on a 4 storey rooftop in Cambridge today and forgot to keep them somewhere warm.

My hand hurts.

I hate Silicone....it won't adhere to anything....I have yet to find a good silicone seal 1 year after it was applied.
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i use my hot box,but it still happens

ill take silicone any day
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Never had this happen to me, and we live in the one of the worst climates in the world. I have used tons of this on siding in january-february and never had an issue.
sorry...i don't believe it

to be fair i'm talking clear quad which is a different formulation than the colors
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http://www.npcsealants.com/900.htm is all I use outside. I pay $4.82/tube around here.
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Cold quad and my Albion guns tend to split the tube - should be a plastic tube IMO.

regardless, most know that I love it by now

Clear quad is another animal...stuff squirts out like a cured ball and once cured is very difficult to remove.

Tom's right on with a heat box - gotta have one for the winter
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i talked to a osi rep about it at jlc live,i finally got him to admit it's a problem,he says just bring it back where i got it from

he also said they cant use plastic,it attacks the tube...idk bs maybe
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Didn't you post something about keeping tubes in a cooler to keep them from getting too cold...???
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i'm tired of it
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