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Preventing silicon caulk from sticking to itself while creating tubes

Preventing silicon caulk from sticking to itself Food Grade RTV Silicone Sealant Adhesive Clear 10.3oz when creating tubes. Some videos show using hot water and some videos show using cold water and ...
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What's the proper way to attach an exterior door threshold?

I'm adding a hardwood threshold to bridge the gap between interior hardwood flooring and an exterior threshold leading out to our flat roof deck. My question(s): I've got the piece fitted and plan on ...
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How should I seal this gap between spigot and stucco wall?

Options I've seen include silicone caulk, stucco patch mix, or duct seal. What will work best? It will rain in about 17 hours, so a quick drying method will be useful, or I can maybe just cover it ...
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What can I use to remove caulk from acrylic shower wall seams without damaging the surface shine of new walls?

I hired someone to install. They used dirty hands to sloppily apply the caulk. It’s all over - clumpy globs of dirty caulk in the seams. And on the shower walls. I need to remove it and do it right. ...
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Shower caulk won't dry

We recently added new glass doors to our shower, and finished the job by sealing the track. The caulk we have is specifically for bathrooms (Red Devil), and the instructions say to keep it dry for 72 ...
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Is there an easy way to fix the trim below the bay window? or better to replace?

What would I replace with? I was thinking I might be able to fill the hole with liquid wood or something.
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What type of caulk and/or sealant for my tub? See image

I have a relatively old tub and tile work in our master bath. I’ve re-caulked it a few times and even did a sealant along one edge, but I think I need to use something stronger. Here’s some pics - let ...
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Granite counter tops with granite backsplash in kitchen: need to replace caulk

New construction, 7 years old. We have quartz "granite" counter tops with an approximate 6 inch bit as a backsplash. The caulk has degraded and I need to remove it, make sure the moisture ...
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Caulking in a glass pane on a skylight

A branch fell and broke my skylight glass. I ordered replacement glass, and now I'm wondering the proper way to caulk it in. First, do I need to caulk it in? I don't see any caulk residue from the ...
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Accidentally caulked wrong areas on window install?

I'm installing an exterior window for the first time and think I made a dumb rookie move with the exterior caulk. I've caulked between the window trim and the siding, including underneath the sill. My ...
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How to keep the foam backing in place, to fix a gap by bathroom faucet

There is a large-ish gap by the bathtub faucet. I planned to do it myself, without having to remove any plumbing parts (which is out of my ability level). I bought foam backing rod, which I plan to ...
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Carpet gap causing leak

My house has a large gap between the wall and the carpet in the bedroom where it looks like water is leaking through I want to repair it myself but I don’t know what to use.
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Is it necessary to caulk between bathtub and drywall?

Our house was built in 2017. It was not built to the... highest quality standards. One thing I have wondered since shortly after we moved in is this: Should the builder have caulked where the tub/...
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Painting exterior caulk

The caulk on the exterior of my fiberglass windows turned black after a couple of years and I was never able to get it white again even though I tried every idea I could find online. Now new vinyl ...
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What is this sealant on my basement waterproofing system?

I'm redoing my basement floor and have a plastic channel system protecting against water intrusion around the edge of my basement (I believe it's an "All-Dry Basement Systems" product, but ...
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What is the difference between food-grade caulk and caulk labeled for kitchen use?

I want to caulk the edges of my kitchen sink. Since I use the sink regularly to wash food and do dishes, I want to make sure there won't be contamination. I am considering 2 types of caulk. This food-...
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Should I use silicone or caulk between skirting board and vinyl tiles, cement and vinyl tiles?

Should I use silicone between vinyl tiles and wooden skirting? I imagine yes since the skirting board may contract even though the tiles do not? What about if there is no skirting i.e. vinyl and ...
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How can I remove random gook from a wall ...?

... without damaging the wall. I previously started renting a room and the walls are a bit of a mess. I'm not a handy man but wanted to clean them up. I can't say for certain what the material is ...
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Bathroom caulking question

Just curious if anything in the posted picture should give alarm before recaulking (further prep is underway). Is there supposed to be a deep crevice between the molding and the adjacent tile? Can ...
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Caulking around tub

I've got a tub that kind of looks like this: http://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/Spa_Jacuzzi_137_DJFs.jpg I am replacing the caulk, and noticed that on the far side, the gap is about 1/4" in height (...
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How to seal edges (cracks) in shower?

Seeing some hairline crack at the edge of the shower. What's the best way to add some waterproofing here? Silicon Caulk? Grout? Something else? Specific product suggestions appreciated.
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What to do about this window installation

Was investigating some leaky windows and wasn't expecting to see this configuration for replacement windows. These were done on the entire home 2 homeowners ago, now about 8 years old. It looks like ...
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What to use to seal gaps between slate veneer on vertical exterior walls of home

I have slate veneer on the exterior walls of some parts of my home. There are gaps between the various uneven pieces of slate which protrude off the wall to different levels (i.e. each slate piece ...
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