Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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Can I glue poly supply line to a connector?

I just bought a new house. The PVC connection to the foundation watering drip line snapped off because of ground movement. I bought several 1/2" parts (black) and connected the PVC back up to the ...
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How long should thinset dry before gluing up tub surround?

I replaced the walls in my bathroom and used concrete board around the shower. I plan on finishing the concrete board joints with the proper mesh tape and (premixed) thin-set as recommended but ... I ...
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What type of adhesive should I use to attach metal to vertical tile?

I'd like to attach a magnetic, metal knife rack to a tile splashback in my kitchen. The tile is glazed white and the attachment points on the rack are small (about 0.9 sq in of metal). The rack weighs ...
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What is the black adhesive being applied between the veneer bricks?

What is the black stuff being applied in the last photo?
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Glue underlayment to concrete: how long does it take to cure?

This question is related to another question I posted earlier. I glued FloorMuffler underlayment to concrete using Roberts Engineered Wood Flooring Adhesive. The instructions say "open time up to 20 ...
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What adhesive/glue is best to join PVC pipe to MDF?

I'm running a piece of 90mm diameter PVC pipe through a sheet of 20mm thick MDF. I've cut a hole the right diamater in the wood to fit the pipe through, and I'm wondering what the best glue would be ...
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Removing SuperGlue in-place [closed]

My girlfriend bought a cheap-but-chic watch (a Peugeot 705) that she likes a lot. Unfortunately, the crystal wasn't glued in place very well, and she suddenly noticed that the hands and face were ...
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What kind of super strong bonding agent would be useful to repair a stiletto heel? [closed]

Fiancee broke her shoe I bought her. Gucci told me tough luck. Cobbler told me it's unfixable. Before I throw these way too expensive shoes in the trash, I figured I'd give it one shot to attempt a ...
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Is there quick setting “gap filling” adhesive?

I have used “grab” adhesive in the past, but had problem as they take a long time to set and the object need to be hold in place until they set. So is there a fast setting “gap filling” adhesive? (...
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What kind of glue can be used to join flat drive belt and v-belt?

For my special project I need to join flat drive belt with a v-belt (the wider part of it's profile to be precise). Due to the nature of their application such combined part will be rotating with most ...
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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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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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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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Must remove old adhesive before installing new peel and stick vinyl?

Advice needed! There are three layers of flooring currently in our kitchen : 1) original linoleum 2) 20 year old vinyl tile (something like peel and stick) 3) 15 year old vinyl peel and stick ...
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What do I use to fix down a shower tray?

I've tiled the floor of my new en-suite. I've bought a plastic shower tray, which says that it should be stuck down with adhesive. Do I use normal grab adhesive? Or do I use tile adhesive? I want to ...
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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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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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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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Will I be able to remove 3M Electronics adhesive tape?

I have an Energizer battery-powered LED lamp (model LW5072) that I wanted to add to a dark area. It sticks on with tape that has "3M Electronics" printed on the backing. Am I going to be able to ...
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How should I deal with old black mastic before installing floor tiles?

I will be removing wood floor tiles that wee installed over old VCT tile which have black mastic on them. I can remove the wood and VCT with no issues, but I do not want to have to remove the old glue....
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Glue Kohler flush valve together?

I have a Kohler toilet with a canister flush valve (part 1084017-6-A). The top of the "guide" piece in the flush valve assembly (where the hose attaches) broke off, so the toilet functions but very ...
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How to apply wallpaper over styrofoam?

I live in an attic, and the head part of my bed is in a corner where the roof slope, an outer wall and the wall to the neighbour's unheated attic meet. After a few winters of waking up to the feeling ...
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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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Will wood glue hold two pieces of wood with a polyurethane finish?

I have a piece of stained red oak plywood that is 1/4" thick and ~ 1 square foot in area. I will be gluing it to a 1" x 2" red oak board. Both the plywood and board have been stained and finished ...
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Trouble gluing cap on hot water faucet

We have a kitchen sink hot water faucet that has a cap with "Hot" on it to go on the faucet. We've tried several types of glue for it, but after a few days of usage, the heat the faucet absorbs from ...
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What materials can be used to prevent polyurethane glue from sticking to unwanter surfaces?

I am making some board and batten shutters and am using four 5-inch boards to assemble each shutter (each board is ¾ x 5). Since they are going to be outside the house and exposed to the elements,...
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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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How to take off paper glued to concrete with elmer's school glue

How can I take off paper that was glued to concrete wall using elmer's school glue?
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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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Priming plywood for better adhesion of flooring tiles

I've had problems in the past with gluing commercial flooring tiles to OSB subfloor using the standard adhesive that looks and feels like contact cement. I followed the instructions and let the glue ...
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Repair the overflow drain under a Corian sink where the tube and box has come unglued

My bathroom has a Corian sink that uses a tube for the overflow drain. Unlike most overflow drains, this one is not molded into the sink itself. The sink is 20 years old. The box at the end of ...
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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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Why would Super Glue take an hour to harden?

I'm used super glue beginning to cure within a minute. I have a batch of tiny single-purpose Super Glue Gel tubes from 3M of unknown age. I want to use them to fix tiny parts to a circuit board. So ...
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6x6 Cedar posts for yard barn, should I glue them?

I am building a yard barn/shed, that uses cedar posts as the outside framing of the gable ends. I was planning on just drilling and lag-bolting the posts together (plugging the holes) but do you ...
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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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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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How strong can i expect wood glue to hold

Let me start off by saying I have some basic knowledge of tools (basic home repairs and patch jobs), but no experience with "actual" woodworking projects. For my first project I wanted to try and ...
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File mm groove onto glass? [closed]

How can I go about filing a groove onto glass? I want to adhere something slightly heavy onto glass. Since glass isn't the best in terms of gluing surface, I figured with a groove I can use gravity ...
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What do I use to level out with between green board and hardy backer board?

I have a few points where the sheetrock is (already) not level between joints. About 1/16" or so. I will be adding hardy backer board which needs to span this joint. I want to avoid (obviously) a ...
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Can removal of adhesive tape damage a tile?

I bought some small lights that attach to the wall with adhesive tape/sticker (3M). The label on the box says: Caution: Adhesive tape may remove paint or damage surface when removed If the ...
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Securing slate tiles over outdoor cement slab

Here's a cement patio that was covered decades ago with slate tiles. Some along the edges have popped up. Underneath the popped tiles we can see that the slab has cracked. What are proper and/or ...
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Can tile glue for wall tiles contain asbestos?

I've got some ceramic tiles I removed for a bathroom remodel. Home was built in 1967 so asbestos was a concern, the floor tiles are vinyl 8x8" and possibly contain asbestos so I am leaving those there ...
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adhesive for metal to glass

I have a metal hallow medallion that I want to glue to glass. I have tries gorilla glue, silicone adhesive, e-6000, jewelry and metal glue from Aileens. Because of the hallow center nothing adheres. ...
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Drilling holes in 'styroglass'

I have a sheet of styroglass, which I assume by the name to be a clear polystyrene. I want to drill some M4 holes into it, which are about 2.5cm separated from each other. However, I only have ...
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Can I use construction adhesive to mount a 4' LED Shop light on a Flexicore ceiling?

I am about to move in a a new (to me) condo with a Flexicore (precast concrete panel) ceiling. I am not sure if I can drill into the ceiling or not so I am looking for alternate way to hang a 4' LED ...
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Removing a glued down wood stair tread

I have a wooden stair tread glued down to a ply wood stair frame. The miter cut on the step was just not done right, it would take too much caulk and I've decided to replace it. I thought the poor ...
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Remove floorboard glue from mitre saw

I just bought a cheap Bosch mitre saw from eBay in pretty good working condition. Only thing is that its covered in what I have been told is floorboard adhesive. Kind of light brown glue. Its over ...
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Install hooks to the ceiling of balcony

Long story short: Live in an apartment building, top floor. Balcony overrun with pigeons. Literally a quarter inch of bird feces covering the floor. I bought a bird net and want to hang it up. ...
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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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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 ...