Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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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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Does “No more nails” grip strongly enough to hold soffit vents in place while it is setting?

I need to fix some soffit vents to a UPVC soffit, due do the fitness of the UPVC soffit the vents tend to fall out. Will “No more nails” grip strongly enough to keep them in place until it sets?
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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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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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How do I join pieces of wood tiles, 12“ by 12” pieces, to make a larger slab?

I have a project to work on that requires me using larger pieces of planks than what I currently have. I have square planks all over the porch that would suffice if only I had a good way of fitting ...
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Can I glue a second layer of drywall?

I want to attach a second layer of drywall to old, partly damaged and crumbling drywall, with construction adhesive. I cannot use screws only because my patch's edges do not fall on studs (the patch ...
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What is open time, working time for adhesive?

Most floor adhesives specify open time and working time. The instructions on the can of glue do not spell out the meaning of these terms. Looking on the Internet yields ambiguous results. To my best ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I remove vinyl glue off of tile flooring?

I had a flood in my bathroom and there were two layers of vinyl tile that i ripped up because of water getting underneath. Lo and behold I have a tile floor and the glue from the vinyl is very sticky ...
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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 ...