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Old 06-10-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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I just finished up a crown job for a local builder. As I was putting up the crown he asked me why I am not using PL. I thought he was trying to make a joke but he was dead serious. I told him that I do not use PL and do not find the need to as long as i'm hitting studs. Long story short he bought a couple of tubes and I PL'ed the crown. Luckily I was charging by the hour because it took twice as long, not to mention what a pain to try and keep everything clean.

Anyone here PL their crown?
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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The builder sounds like a moron.

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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I guess I would have torqued the guy off too.

I never heard if that --what a mess---
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For finish work, the construction adhesive to use is PowerGrab by Loctite. It is white, won't drip, paintable, and easily cleans up with a damp cloth. The instant grab characteristic of a high tack adhesive like PowerGrab also means it can help hold a molding in place while you nail it. Handy stuff. Forget the PL for moldings.

That said, I mostly use PowerGrab if backing is lacking.
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I like 2P-10 but, be careful or you may have a bit of trim glued to your head......
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for crown i use wood glue or dap. wood glue for all casing both for jamb and drywall, baseboard as well when im dealing with an icf wall.

the only times i use pl when trimming is when im dealing with wavey walls with very little to nail, hidden nailers for mdf boxes for closing in exposed pipes

and especially closet cleats for both shelves and closet rods. especially for the rods now that i remember childhood. the old man was a high school phys ed teach sooo, closet rod= chin up bar
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2P10 or Titebond is great for joints, but I think the OP is talking about the entire run. There are situations where I will use PowerGrab or the PL Panel and Trim, but not as a rule.

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