Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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What adhesive to use when tiling the fireplace hearth?

I am tiling the wood burning fireplace hearth and it gets really hot especially in the top-middle. I am wondering what kind of adhesive should I use for this purpose? I don’t want it fail due to high ...
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Should we glue above and below our rubber underlayment for wooden floors?

We have received our delivery of 3/4 inch thick engineered wood planks. They are 8 inches wide, random lengths, and the white oak layer on top is about 3/16 thick. Subfloor is very good and solid ...
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Attaching a PTFE tube inside a bigger PTFE tube

I have two PTFE tubes: A thin one: OD 4mm, ID 2mm A thick one: OD 6mm, ID 4mm The thin one fits inside the thick one, and I want to glue them together so they'll have a strong connection. Glues don'...
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Fixing holes in drywall using glue patches

Is it ok to use glue patches to fix tiny holes in a drywall? I'm not sure if they will dry out or something. It's look ok to me right now and was very quick and easy to do. They're some kind of ...
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How can I remove a vanity backsplash without damaging ceramic tile?

My bathroom vanity has a backsplash that is firmly glued to ceramic tile. I believe that liquid nails or something similar was used for adhesive. I have tried prying with a putty knife and going ...
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Can I install heat mat and backer board over cork flooring?

I am installing a new bathroom floor. I plan on getting an electric underfloor heating mat, 2 backer boards for under the heating, screed the mat and tile over this. My question is can I place the ...
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How do I replace an old ladder's anti-scratch strip?

An acquaintance of mine an old aluminum ladder, sort of like this one: The ladder used to have some kind of rubbery strip at the forward edge of its top platform, to prevent it from scratching the ...
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Adhesive for PVC-glass in a high temp situation

I am making a steam condenser for my chemistry project, as our lab is not equipped with one. The materials I am working with are a 0.5 litre glass jar (was a honey jar) and some plastic pipe I bought ...
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How to fix detachment of counter top laminate

I would like to fix the corner of my kitchen countertop where the laminate is comming off (see photo). Is there a clamp for this? What is it called? Can I use epoxy or should I get a special ...
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Which Glue for Refrigerator Door

Our refrigerator has two little nubs built into the door that holds the butter door on. One of the two nubs cracked off, exposing the insulating foam underneath. I was going to use a super glue ...
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Trial and error to choose glue for plastic handle on refrigerator?

I have a Frigidaire French-door refrigerator with a broken handle. I've identified the part, and it's $47 to replace (plus tax and shipping). Being cheap, I'd like to try to repair rather than ...
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What is the mechanism of action of PVA glue?

The general wisdom is that wood glue sets harder than the original wood, but experiences and testimonies on this seem to vary. Two weeks ago, I replaced some worn hinge screws on a heavy interior ...
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Can water-based wood glue deep in timber joinery initiate wood rot?

In joinery projects where PVA glue is restricted access to air (for example, with doweling) moisture is dissipated through the surrounding wood and the glue typically takes longer to dry. Is there ...
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Recipe for homemade Sugru (Oogoo) that permanently adheres to objects

https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Sugru-IMPROVED/ has a reply of: Let's see... 1.5 units (by volume) of cornstarch mixed with 2 units of silicone. Add some kind of paint for color. OR maybe ...
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Making of durable plywood frame

I am making a custom camera rig for the kite aerial photography and I need a ┏┓-shaped frame like this: (depth × width × height = 40 × 200 × 100 mm, thickness ~5 mm). I cannot use bent aluminum as ...
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Adhesive that binds strong but can be cleanly removed

I have something I need to bind strong. Much stronger than super glue, but probably less than gorilla glue, although it's not bad if the bind is that strong. I need it to have a quick setting time, ...
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Wood glue versus epoxy for doweling stripped screw holes

I've come across two schools of thought for gluing dowels in place. PVA wood glue, such as Titebond. Two-part epoxy, such as Araldite. Bearing in mind long-term stability, which is preferable for ...
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How to anchor brick vertically to concrete slab

Here's a concrete slab porch that was finished with paving bricks on top, and then matching pavers attached to the vertical front face with what appears to be some form of Liquid Nails. The pavers ...
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Wood glue or screws for joint?

I posted a question about this, and someone mentioned using Titebond wood glue for the joints in the following drawing. My question: for these types of joints, will wood glue create a stronger bond ...
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Is adhesive to sister a pressure treated deck joist necessary, and if so what kind?

My deck has a cantilever of about 4 feet from the girder to where the stairs attach, and the stairs tend to have a bit of a spring in them when you walk up. I want to solidify it a bit by sistering ...
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Best way to install fixed bathroom shelves

My contractor had installed 4 bathroom shelves but three of them have fallen down. These I guess require glue. Is that the problem? Is there another way to install them so like with screws so it will ...
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Is it okay to glue mirror cabinet to tiles ? (IKEA LILLÅNGEN)

I want to buy something like this LILLÅNGEN Mirror cabinet with 1 door: The problem is that I don't have permissions of owner to drill through tiles. Can you advise me, is safe to glue this kind of ...
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Cold flow in ceramic tile? Broken tile mismatch when glued together after years detached

I was gluing together a 20 x 20 cm ceramic tile (1 cm thick) that had been broken in two for over 3 years. 3/4 of the tile was still cemented and grouted solidly in place, whereas the 1/4 of the tile ...
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How to protect stone masonry wall from weather

My external walls are made from natural stone and they were built in 1900. The weather has stripped the paint off and is causing wear to the wall. The current paint used on the wall is a matt black ...
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Cleaning Edwardian tiles found under more recent tiles

We removed some river-pebble-effect tiles in our hall, and found period (1910ish) tiles underneath. We have an area of about 2m², still with lots of the adhesive from the overlaid tiles. Otherwise ...
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How do I secure “hanging” front facing pavers?

I have a stone walkway and steps up to my front door, and the front facing pavers/stones on the top step have come loose yet again. When I put them back up, in order to have them flush at the top of ...
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Feasibility of fixing unscrewable broken chair leg with hot glue/ other alternatives

This picture is the caption for a youtube video and the link for that video doesn't matter.My chair at home looks similar in its problem and I'm not going to give you photos of my furniture. I can't ...
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How do I get rid of super glue marks?

I was using Gorilla super glue (this damn thing) to fix some chipped off furniture pieces and a loose rubber pad on a laptop. I think I used too much of it and made a little mess with spilled glue. I ...
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What to use so concrete doesn't stick to plastic bucket?

I'll be using regular plastic buckets to make some concrete planters, something like this. My goal is to reuse the buckets. The problem is that she sprayed each bucket (generously) with canola oil ...
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Prevent glue from oozing out of the tube

When applying glue (be it wood glue, plastic glue, or superglue) from a metal tube, I very often find that the glue keeps oozing out of the nozzle even when I'm no longer squeezing the tube, even if ...
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Vinyl to concrete bonding

I ordered a set of panels from waterproofing.com for their "SealOnce" system to sorta block off the basement drains from the cats / prevent some debris from getting in from their boxes. http://...
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Repair broken double-strength glass

What is the best way to glue a broken double-strength (⅛" thick) piece of glass? What sort of adhesive should I use? The piece I need to glue back is about 6×12" in size, and it came off the edge of ...
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Old Wall tile glue

I'm putting up a surround wall with the bath tub. I have removed the ceramic tiles only to reveal this yellow rock hard tile glue.. Now I'm wondering if I could glue the walls to this stuff ...
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Should (or even Can) I use epoxy to repair a previously PVA-glued load-bearing wood joint?

I'm repairing damage on a wooden sleigh bed; specifically, to one of the two side pieces that support the Frame Slats (a.k.a. "the slats"!). It is the thin "edge" that is joined to the inside and ...
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Adhesive tape: in the direction of expected stress or perpendicular to it?

I have used some pieces of double-sided adhesive tape to fix a doormat on laminate flooring. The expected stress for this mat is from and towards the door; most people scrub their shoes perpendicular ...
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Favorite adhesive for gluing foil faced poly-iso against concrete?

In the basement, gluing FOIL FACED Poly Iso to the foundation walls (Poured concrete). I was planning for XPS and was going to use proper foamboard adhesive. However, I am now going to be installing ...
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Preparing plywood for wallpaper applications

I have erected false walls using plywood on concrete wall for hiding aquarium piping and electrical wires. I am planning to finish the board using wallpaper. Can I simply glue up the wallpaper on ...
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Substance to help cold patch adhere better?

I moved into a house recently that has an unmaintained driveway. It looks like it hasn't been sealcoated in 20 years. I plan to use "cold patch" to fill one small pothole (4 inch diameter) and fill ...
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Ideas to install stand-alone light on ceiling without nails or screws

In the ceiling there is no light box and I can't insert nails or screws. I need to install a square LED light fixture, weighting 1.4 lbs, that is fed by the outlet. Maximum I can do is to damage the ...
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What to use as void filler behind between shower's studs & cement underlayment board?

I am in the middle of remodeling my bathtub/shower surround. For my tile underlayment I chose hardibacker, and the appropriate hardi screws. A youtube video series that I am using as my tutorial is ...
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How messy to get underlayment off of concrete floor?

Because of my cats, the carpet of my dining room is really in horrible shape. I live in a townhome. I replaced carpet on the second floor with bamboo flooring without too much mess since the ...
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Temporarily marking up a polished concrete floor [closed]

I live in a house with polished concrete radiant-heated floors. They're not polished to a shine, but they do feel very smooth. I' d like to apply a decorative pattern to the floors with some sort of ...
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How to glue PVC wall tiles to old mastic?

There is a small section of poured concrete wall in the stairwell of our basement that had vinyl tiles glued to it with tar-like black mastic in the 1960s (already tested, neither contain asbestos). ...
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Trimmed too deep on door side, can I save this edge?

On the long side of my door, I was trimming using a saw (I know, I now own a planer) and my angle was too deep. I realized it and stopped, so now I have a cut with the outside piece still attached at ...
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Pros/Cons of using Adhesive on Vinyl Plank Flooring?

I'm planning on building my own chair mat for my office chair. 3/4" particleboard will rest on top of carpet and on top of that will sit TrafficMASTER's vinyl plank flooring. TrafficMASTER's install ...
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Sticking thin counter top laminate on wall

I'm planning to stick thin high pressure laminate on painted concrete wall using contact cement. The sheets will cover the entire wall from floor to ceiling. The area total up to 9'×9'. Standard ...
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Do I need to remove the adhesive from peel & stick vinyl when putting hardwood with rosin paper?

I am removing peel and stick vinyl from plywood and will be putting nailed 3/4 in hardwood in its place. Do I need to get all of the adhesive up or is it ok to just put my rosin paper or other ...
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Silicone use to bond wood boards at high temperature? [closed]

I'm in a composites manufacturing class, and I'm looking to make a one-off carbon fiber mountain biking handlebar from prepreg. As I don't want to invest in the metal needed to make a proper mold, ...
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super glue / adhesive for plastic that is resilient to extreme temperature variation [closed]

My car’s side window broke off. The contact surfaces are both plastic. I managed to glue it back with “Loctite Super Glue Easy Squeeze Gel”. But the result is limited by season. If I glue it on in ...
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Should I remove old wood glue before reinstalling a board on a table, and how?

We have a coffee table we made with four 2x4 planks stained and glued to a tabletop. About a year later, one of the planks had loosed so I ripped it off and I was planning to reapply the wood glue ...

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