A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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Can deterioration of chipboard damaged by steam be arrested?

I have a built-in dishwasher, just below a kitchen worksurface made of Melamine Faced Chipboard. Steam released when opening the dishwasher at the end of a cycle has started to cause the chipboard ...
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Any idea how to revitalize Blu-Tack (or “adhesive putty”)

I'm using quite a lot of adhesive (3M, scotch...) putty which after a while become hard and doesn't stick anymore (when removed after a year from a picture for instance). It's not a dust problem but ...
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What tools will help when removing a glued down floor?

We are having a very hard time getting a glued down floor up. We have tried using large scrapers, a crowbar, and a hammer, none have been effective. Are there any other recommended tools that we ...
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Do I need to use Artificial Grass Tape brand?

If I buy one brand of the artificial grass and I need to seam the connections, can I use the grass tapes sold at the local home improvement store? As I need to grab something as I go and only "SYNLawn ...
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Giant slingshot made from 2" PVC. Cement insufficient. How to fasten for load? [migrated]

I have an Angry Birds birthday party and the honor fell to me to create the giant slingshot. Here are some more pictures for your pleasure or entertainment (because I may, in fact, be an idiot). ...
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Metal to wall adhesive

I need to glue a metal corner bead to a plaster corner. Normally, I would nail the bead but it's masonry so nails won't go in. Should I use Liquid Nails or more like something like contact cement?
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Water-resistant, easily removable “putty or glue” recommendation?

I need to erect a barrier in an aqueous environment. Basically I need to erect vertical "guards" at the side of my kitchen sink, since the water faucet is high up, water splashes onto the counters, ...
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Fixing skirting board with adhesive

I want to use adhesive to put a couple of skirting boards, mainly because I have no idea where the electric cables are running and I don't want to take a chance. I have been advised to use "Alcolin ...
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how do i attach an onyx ball to a newel post?

we just finished installing our railing and newel post and we have purchased an onyx ball to mount on the top of the post - we knew there must be a way to drill or glue and thought someone might know ...
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Is there a trick to opening a tube of caulk?

Is there a tool especially designed for opening a tube of caulk, silicone, or construction adhesive?
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The best type of silicone to use on a drop-in kitchen sink with raised sides on stone top

I have a black stone surface and a drop-in double sink with raised sides in my kitchen. I need to secure the sink from shifting. what is the best type of silicone sealant to use?
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Putting a mirror above the bathtub

It would be delightful to have a mirror on the tiles above the bathtub for, eg., shaving. The straightforward choice for fastening frameless mirror tiles that I wanted to use is with those double ...
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How to seal PVC-U and copper pipes together

How to seal a gap between hard PVC pipe and copper coil as visible on the picture below? It needs to stand small vacuum (45 mmHG = 1.8inHg = 6kpa = 60mbar = 0.87psi). What is the best way to do it? ...
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How to remove glue from a CD/DVD plastic case

I need to remove some glue/adhesive residue from CD/DVD plastic cases (not from CD/DVD themselves). I tried with acetone but it ruined the plastic case (from transparent it became white). Which ...
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Gluing small pieces of drywall

What is a good kind of glue to glue small pieces of drywall that are too big for mud patches but small enough that driving a screw through would crumble the drywall piece?
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Can I shim the top of an 6x6 post that i supporting a beam?

I'll admit it - I cut a 6x6 fir post 7/8" too short. I don't relish buying a new one because of cost, it being the weekend, and the attachment to the base pier is with a knife-style simpson connection ...
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Carpet Pad Adhesive Type Identification and Removal

In removing some old stair carpeting, I found this older black glue applied to hold the carpet padding in place. Does anyone have a recommendation on what type of material it is, and recommend on how ...
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Remove hard amber glue from tile and bathtub?

I'm not sure what kind of glue this is. It's an amber color and it's very rigid, like hard plastic. I've tried Goo Gone, which didn't do anything. I was able to chip away at it with a putty knife, ...
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What is the best adhesive for making styrofoam sandwich panels?

I wanted to make some panels in which styrofoam sheets are sandwiched in between 2 steel sheets. What kind of adhesives are best for this job. I also want the fastest curing time for adhesive because ...
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How to detach box from skirting board

I need to get this box off the wall! I started going in-between the box and the skirting board with a knife but the wires (and not knowing where they go inside) worry me. Any thoughts on how to ...
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Solvented or Solvent-Free Grab Adhesives?

Most makes of grab adhesive have both a Solvented or Solvent-Free version? When and why should I used each of them……
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How do I repair a broken polystyrene part?

I have a speaker whose mount broke. I previously tried to fix it using a common 2-part "5 minute" epoxy (I believe I did 2 or 3 separate applications, trying to get some thickness on it), but after a ...
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What kind of glue for shower drain?

I have a shower drain cover which is loose. I don't have any leaks, but the plastic grate that covers the drain hole is loose and slides around. What kind of glue should I use to keep this plastic ...
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Fill voids in a butcher block

I was commissioned to create a butcher block table and cutting board from poplar, walnut, cherry and ash. Despite best efforts, both pieces have some voids which the Titebond III didn't fill. I am ...
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Gluing plastic to glass

What are some suitable adhesives for gluing plastic (in my case strips of Azek) to glass? Is contact cement good? Should I cement just the plastic or both sides (it would be hard to apply to the glass ...
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What type of glue can be used to stick aluminium to plastic?

I want a glue to stick aluminium to plastic. One of the plastic feet of my Macbook Pro keeps falling off. The body is aluminium and the foot is plastic. I have tried gluing it back on with ...
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Is there a Dremel attachment for removing Gorilla Glue?

I find myself having an on-off love affair with Gorilla Glue but can't quite commit to it. It's the mess due to the foaming behaviour during cure. I try to glue small things together with it and ...
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What's the best way to clean acrifix glue from plexiglass (acrylic)?

I want to clean my plexiglass (acrylic) and remove acrifix glue from it. But what is the best way without affecting the transparency of the glass it self?
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What would be the best temporary adhesive to stick a shower head holder onto a ceramic tile wall?

I recently broke the shower bracket and can't get a replacement since it's out of stock everywhere. I bought a suction cup shower head holder as a temporary fix but that won't stay on the wall so I ...
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Can drip edge be affixed using adhesive?

I need to replace my drip edge on a low pitch modified bitumen roof. The edge is about 13' long and I had to rip the old one cause it was deformed and not working right. Under it is a sheet of what ...
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Is 'bonding agent' the same as 'admixture adhesive'?

I see many tutorials regarding stucco and concrete talking about bonding agent that is applied like a primer, but there is no such thing in Brazil (I guess). What we do have is something describe as "...
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Best way to take wood glue off of tools?

I try to clean my tools after working with wood glue but i always miss a spot here or there. My square is covered with wood glue because i didn't clean it fast enough. Whats the best way to take the ...
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Remove dried adhesive remover from grout

Need some recommendations for how to remove white residue from the grout between ceramic tiles. The white residue is from adhesive remover. Adhesive remover was applied to the tile and grout to ...
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Correct Glue for Foam Outsulation?

My house is masonry block about halfway up and then wood siding with top. Two months ago I had outsulation installed. It’s made up of 2x4 feet foam panels that are 2 inches thick. These are covered ...
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How can I attach a metal soap dish to tile?

What is the best glue to use when you glue a metal soap dish to a tile in the bathroom.
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Ceramics spots after placement

I renovated my apartment this month and hired some guys to place the ceramics in the bathroom. They used points of adhesive to glue pottery on the wall. In the evening I observed that few spots ...
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How do I remove carpet adhesive from concrete?

I have a 12x15' sun room that currently has carpet over concrete. I pulled a 3' section of carpet and the entire floor has adhesive. Can I remove this using a liquid chemical or do I need a machine? ...
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glue to fix rubber gasket on kettle

I have a Sunbeam electrical kettle that started leaking. I took it apart and found a crack in one of the rubber gasket/grommet pieces that hold the plastic water reservoir in place on the metal ...
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How can I remove residue left from peel and stick tiles?

have old peel and stick vinyl tiles coming up off vinyl flooring. Want to keep floor underneath. What gets rid of glue residue but safe to use in house
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How to stick plastic on to fabric

I am trying to stick a strip of LED lights under a bed base (which is covered with a bed base kind of sheet). The adhesive behind the LED strip has worn off. I have tried to get some cloth tape and ...
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Can I use bisphenol resin to bond plastic?

I have a tube of bisphenol two part resin I'd like to use to repair headphones with a broken band. Problem is the band is plastic. Can I use a BPA resin to bond the earphone back to the band? I ask ...
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Which adhesive sealant for bathroom fixture escutcheons?

I'm installing some shower fixtures and the escutcheons need to be sealed and adhered properly but I'm not sure how to do this the right way. Here is a photo of all 4 fixtures/escutcheons. I'll refer ...
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Is SealsAll still available?

I read an answer which referred to a product called "SealsAll", but I can't find this product. Anyone know if it still available? Thanks Tester101. That does look like a more appropriate product for ...
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What product should I use to adhere pavers to an old concrete sidewalk?

We want to 'dress' up an old concrete sidewalk with pavers, but don't know if we should adhere them with mortar or some type of adhesive material. Which method would be the most durable in the long ...
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Cleaning Porcelain tile

The original owner laid down plastic laminate wood flooring and glued it down over existing shiny porcelain tiles. The flooring has been removed and the tile is left with strips of the glue like ...
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Can I attach a noticeboard to a plasterboard wall using superglue?

I would like to put up a cork noticeboard (with wooden frame) in my kitchen, but the location I want it has several wires and pipes behind it and I am very wary of drilling into it. So I'm looking for ...
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Advice for Removing Raceway Wiremolds

I'm trying to remove several Raceway Wiremolds. A few of the Wiremolds seems to be firmly stuck to the drywall. I'm worried if I pull too hard it will rip out chunks of paint/drywall. Any advice on ...
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Cut the skirting in around my new fireplace, scribing, fixing etc

I have just had a new fireplace installed. When the skirting was put in I had my carpenter cut me 2 pieces in preparation for the fireplace. I would love to improve my wood skills so a small project ...
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Applying large adhesive sheets onto surfaces without bubbles / creases

I'm failing miserably at finding tutorials or videos on this. I've bought some adhesive backed sign-makers' vinyl for applying to shelving, so it has a nice, even, bright gloss finish. But it's an ...
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How can I remove carpet adhesive from hardwood floors?

We are doing some renovations to a home we just purchased. The carpet had hardwood flooring under two layers of carpet. The bottom layer of carpet was glued down by a dark amber colored adhesive. ...