Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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How can I join PVC pipe in a food safe way?

I want to close a rectangular vertically mounted pipe with a piece of flat PVC plastic. I will use the pipe for growing herbs on the wall outside my house, so it needs to be non-toxic. I was thinking ...
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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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How can I remove residual adhesive that may contain asbestos from wood?

Our house has two bedrooms in which the previous owners installed vinyl tile over wood flooring (how ironic is this: it's wood-grained pattern tile over beautiful, real wood). We want to remove the ...
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Sheet material that does not adhere to wood glue

I am looking for some sheet material (as in paper, cellophane etc.) that wood glue will not stick to to use as an insulator between glue drippage on one side and something on the other side to which I ...
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How to remove two-component adhesive from a stainless steel surface?

My dad used a two-component adhesive when trying to glue a door stopper to our stainless steel radiator. However he read the manual wrong and now there is dried out glue on the radiator and the door ...
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How do I mount this box without drilling or damaging the shelf?

I bought a network switch that I'd like to hang on the underside of a shelf immediately above my desk. The designers of the switch provides two screw holes on the underside of the box to mount it. ...
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How to mount ceramic tiles in a wrought iron frame?

I bought my wife some ceramic house numbers and a wrought iron frame for Christmas. I had assumed I could just pop the numbers into the frame, but that is not the case. The numbers are free floating, ...
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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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What is this glue layer on top of the slate stone flooring?

I ripped off the carpet which was installed on top of the slate stone flooring sometime back. I saw a layer of "glue-like" I assume it is for the carpet to glue down, which it did not even do its job ...
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What type of glue should I use to paste a vinyl sheet to a wall?

I have a vinyl banner(width: 6'; height: 8'), which needs to be pasted on the wall. I want to know if there's any glue which can act as adhesive between a vinyl sheet and a painted wall. Please help. ...
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Sink is coming off the wall (visible separation). What material do I need to “glue” it back?

As you can see in the picture, my sink is "tilting", or coming off the wall. It is still in place but if pressure were to be applied, it would fall down completely I reckon. I can push it towards to ...
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How can I hang drywall from a ceiling made out of aluminium insulated panels?

I am closing in my Florida room. I want to drywall the ceiling. It is made out of aluminum insulated panels. I can't get any drywall screws to grab. No studs to drill into. I can leave it as is, but ...
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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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What kind of glue should I use for insulation to wood?

I've got an unusual DIY underway. I'm making my own billiards table (pool table) cover. I started out cutting down two 4'x8' insulation sheets to set inside of the table's bunkers. I had to use two ...
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Attaching painted MDF to finished wood wall

I am working on a project where I have been given painted letters made of MDF wood that need to be mounted permanently on a wall that is covered with finished ( rough ) pallet wood. One of the ...
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Remove old yellow glue from wooden floor that has consistency of cement

We have taken up the carpets in a house we just bought to reveal the lovely dark floorboards, but what we have (what i guess) is old dried glue around the edges. The hardened glue is yellow and when ...
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What is considered Greener/Greenest laminate flooring option available?

After doing extensive research on hardwood flooring, I have resigned myself to laminate due to an aging dog who has increasingly suspect bladder control. Given that laminate is completely artificial ...
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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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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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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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What's the best way to fix carbon to titanium?

I'm building (experimenting if you wish) something out of the old bike parts and I need to fix two parts together one titanium and one carbon. Basically the parts are two tubes one made of carbon of ...
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How to remove pipe sealed with silicone

My kitchen sink is emptying very slowly. The pipes under the sink are clear. So the blockage must be somewhere in the pipe from the wall on. Unfortunately the curved pieces of pipe are in the way and ...
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Can we apply Formica directly to bare drywall?

Can Formica be applied directly to bare drywall? If it can, which adhesive is best to use? We want to apply it to the walls around a toilet in an unfinished basement setting.
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How can I attach Velcro to a fly screen?

I bought some screens and some velcro strips (which came already with adhesive) and set up some fly screens. But after some time the screens started to unglue from the velcro, the adhesive was not ...
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How to paint / decorate both sides of a plasterboard?

This christmas for a family home DIY project we've used plasterboard. Not being DIY savvy, thought it would be a nice and easy to material to work with, and it was! Now we would like to decorate our ...
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Industrial strength velcro peeling off MDF

I bought some industrial strength low profile velcro in order to make wall mounting stations for a fan. The fan (about 8 lbs) slides onto hooks screwed into 24"x7" pieces of 1/2 inch thick MDF. The ...
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How can I avoid excessive junk on inside junction, when cementing PVC sprinkler pipe?

I'm cementing some schedule 40 PVC pipe using the best instructions I could find ( http://www.tchristy.net/pdf/ChristysTechManual_v5_English.pdf ). The outside of each joint looks fine, but inside ...
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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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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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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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What is the best board to install behind a glue up tub surround?

I would think it would make sense to install a waterproof board like GoBoard or DensShield behind a fiberglass tub surround, but I can’t find an adhesive that specifically states that it is compatible ...
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How to fix a slate floor tile in my kitchen

I’m renting my house and one of the slate (it looks like slate rather than the white ceramic type stuff) tiles from the floor has come loose, intact, just come loose. Rather than go through a ...
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Expoxy Araldite and smell

2 weeks ago I used some 5 min araldite epoxy on one of my projects that consists on pine and tolex / leatherette near one of the joints. I've gone to bring it inside and in my small office there is ...
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Do I still need to fasten quarter inch drywall or can I just use adhesive?

Are modern construction adhesives sufficient to adhere 1/4" drywall over solid plaster walls? Do I have to screw it as well?
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How to remove this shower head arm

Trying to replace the tub and shower fixtures when I encountered this light brown, cement like hard but gummy advesive liberally applied all over the joint. How do I remove this?
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Is using epoxy this way on a kitchen sink installation/repair acceptable?

I had a new quartz countertop installed, and everything looked very nice. But one day washing the sink I saw that some water was getting between the sink and counter top. I thought, no problem, I'll ...
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Mount Keyboard Tray To Linnmon (Particle Board) desktop?

I got the 59" x 30" linnmon black/brown top for my new computer desk (apparently it's made of particleboard and filled with paper). I also bought one of those fancy ergonomic metal arm keyboard trays (...
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how to glue the broken plastic pieces that dovetails the faucet valve

The faucet handler in my kitchen fell off. I open it found that the plastic piece that dovetails the valve was broken (see the image) I am not sure if I can find a replacement of such a thing as I ...
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Mount glass shower wall with adhesive to avoid drilling holes in the bathroom tiles

I would like to mount a glass shower wall in the bathroom but avoid having to drill holes. The model in question is the following: http://www.bathdeluxe.com/products/130/130-328-toscana-wall-manual....
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How can I separate two panels bonded with urethane glue?

I glued a painting wood panel back to another small piece of wood to add hanging wire with gorilla glue. I now want to take these two wood pieces apart. What can I use?
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Tile adhesive options?

I have been able to find 4 options for put tile in place: Thinset. Traditional use. Can be tricky on walls and ceilings. I've used it. Mastic. Comes in two flavours: High VOC no longer sold in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...